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Re: knights record library
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 05:24:19 PM »
Funny - I was thinking about Dougie Knight not that long ago. He taught me a lot about music. I went to school round the corner and started going to Dougie's when I was 13 or 14. I liked folk - Joan Baez, Dylan, Buffy Ste. Marie etc. - but Dougie always tried to broaden my horizons. he lent me the first Elektra redords when they came out - Love and the Doors. He was a trad jazz fan and always tried to get me interested but I thought it was a bit old-fashioned. However, it's thanks to Dougie that I like blues. He used to book acts for Queen's and other places.
He was a modest man, too. Although he used to mention Van Morrison occasionally, it wasn't until I read a book about Van years later that I realsied that Dougie had played abig part in his early career.
When I was very young, I remember that the shop was originally in Gt. Victoria Street and was then a bicycle repair shop but he later moved to Botanic and gradually there were fewer and fewer bikes and more and more records. I still have some vinyl I bought there.

For some reason, thinking of Dougie makes me think of Terri Hooley! Now there's a topic for the forum - memories of Terri!

Re: knights record library
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 12:35:20 PM »
My friends and I used to go to Dougies shop in Gt.Victoria Street and always went to the back section of the shop where he kept all the chess albums,great blues artists .That and going to the Maritime and Sammy Houstons gave me my love for blues music.I used to go to his shop too when it was in Botanic and checked the albums he had downstairs.




Knight's Records 33 Botanic Avenue Belfast

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