Loppylugs in Regents Park Road, Finchley Central was where I used to buy my records. One day I returned home as pleased as punch with the new Cat Stevens album ( Tea for the Tillerman I believe) and was horrified to discover that the same track was on both sides of the record. Somewhat indignantly I returned the record to Loppylugs and demanded a replacement. What a twit ! What would it be worth now I wonder. Comment Fincleyroar
Phillip De Wolfe from P.Nutt records co-owned Loppylugs Records in Finchley Road together with partner Robert Spurber. This later became F.A.B. records which I think still exists in Crouch end . Phil now lives in Copenhagen were he is studying Danish and Italian. Comment: Charlie Pollock.
(July 3, 2014) simon hart said:i was phil's partner from 1984-89 in both loppylugs and fab, when i left to start my own record shop in crouch end called terrapin trucking,specialising in grateful dead and other west coast music phil now lives on copenhagen,robert in australia and me in new barnet.
(July 3, 2014) simon hart said:i was phil's partner from 1984-89 in both loppylugs and fab, when i left to start my own record shop in crouch end called terrapin trucking,specialising in grateful dead and other west coast music phil now lives on copenhagen, robert in australia and me in new barnet.
(Nov 9, 2012) Peter Smith said:They also had a branch in North Finchley, which rented video tapes.
(Nov 6, 2012) Stefano Fabrizi said:Loppylugs took most of my pocket money off me growing up.., Roxy Music, Stevie Wonder, 12" singles, Clear vynil 7" singles and most of my
Imports for my early Dj career came from here. Richard and Phil were great guys who always had time for you for a chat and wee real music lovers, never judged... Even though my taste was dubious and always "put things aside" for when I could afford them! The small shop was on the way home right beside the Finchley Central Tube station. happy times:)
I could spend hours in the shop. I was a DJ then and spent a fortune there. They sometimes bought me lunch.
I sometimes used to pop into the Finchley Central Loppy Lugs on the way home from school in East Finchley in the 1970s.
There was another 1970s record shop, also called Loppy Lugs, in Burnt Oak, at the top of Watling Avenue near the junction with the Edgware Road. Despite having the same name, I don't think the two shops were connected. Does anyone remember the "other" Loppy Lugs?
Yep, many fond memories of that shop, Phil and Rob.I moved abroad in '82 so probably never met Simon. I do recall them opening the second shop in Edgware
I was a postman in Cricklewood so i used the shop uo on the Broadway. But, I lived in Camrose Avenue, Edgware. So I would shop in the Shop on the Corner of Edgware High Street, But occasionally used the small shop in Mill Hill Broadway too. Spent loads of money in each. I remember Record always were released on Fridays. I waited in the shop in Cricklewood, June 1967 opened up the brown box and I had my hand on the Fresh Pressing of The Beatles. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Had so many happy memories of all the shops.
Loppylugs, Steven Siger and Bernies. Now for me Loppylugs and Steven Siger were easy. Both being record shops,
I spent far too long in both browsing my life away. Steven Siger had a great stack of vinyl and was based down by
the crossroads of Edgware Road and Station road. He ordered in many of my favourite albums and nothing was too much trouble. He moved to Mill Hill and finally retired a couple of years ago. I had the dubious honour of being his very last customer as he closed down the shop (always on the lookout for a bargain). Loppylugs was the hipper, trendier shop at the other end opposite Nat West.
I still have LPs I bought from Loppylugs when I was a very junior bank clerk at Barclays' branch at 149, Ballards Lane. That would be some time in 1975/76. Among them is Hendrix' Band of Gypsies - reduced from £2.99 to £2.59 on a label saying "Loppylugs Cuts your cost of Listening".
STEVEN SIGER WAS A GREAT SHOP IN EDGWARE. FAMILY RUN HUSBAND WIFE AND DAUGHTERS AS I RECALL. IT WAS THERE THAT I LEGGED IT TO GET THE NEW YORK DOLLS FIRST ALBUM AFTER SEEING THEM ON OGWT.SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN THERE ! AND LOPPYLUGS TOO...WISH I'D FOUND YOUR SITE earlier i could tick off dozens of these shops
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