The Mike Lloyd Music store at 23 High Street, Newcastle, opened in 1972 and closed in 1993 when it moved to larger premises at Liverpool Road in the town. There were also branches in Hanley, Stafford and Wolverhampton.
(Feb 5. 2015) This place was a legend in Stoke-on-Trent during the late 70s and throughout the 80s. I spent many Saturday lunchtimes browsing in this place from about 1981 until 1990 when I left Stoke. Comment: Paul Ryder.
Name Steve Brosnan Comment: I was a teenager in the mid 90s and used to spend HOURS in this shop. By that I mean the store in Brunswick Street, I believe it was in Percy Street, prior to that.
I lived in the Cheadle area at the time so it was a bit of a treck by bus to get there but I'd go to Hanley purely for that reason. Not only was it a great place to buy new CDs or vinyl but it had an extensive used section, it sold t-shirts, posters, photographs and concert tickets that often included coach travel! As a music fan it was everything you could want in one place.
I'm not always the hopelessly nostalgic sort but I wish there was a way to let my own teenage kids experience what it was like back then and what a treasure trove this shop was. Sorely missed. (Dec 11, 2016).
just bought joe meek rgm rarities vol 2 and mike lloyd music price tag on the case had to check out where it was based. lyndon.