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Name: Paul N
Comment: A great and sadly lost record shop
(2018)

Name: Jak Ripley
Comment: There was a branch of MJM on Tolworth Broadway
(2020)

Name: Paul Adams
Comment: I was a customer of the New Malden shop for many years up to the time it closed, the owner Rod was brilliant, would love to know if he is still around?

I was introduced to the shop by my brother Les "Mixdoctor" Adams who sadly passed away last year.
(2020)

Name: Graham Lowe-Lauri
Comment: I worked at MJM New Malden and Tolworth. MJM Records was a chain of record shops owned by Rod Fursman, Ian Gray, and Reg Chamberlain.

The New Malden branch was opened in 1974, followed by Tolworth, Surbiton, and Worcester Park. This was all in 1975, Rod ran New Malden, with Nigel Lines as the manager, Ian Gray ran Tolworth, with Juanita Baldwin as his manger, and Reg Chamberlain ran the short-lived Kingston branch.

​I started work there (New Malden) in 1979 and had to learn about distributors and labels e.g, EMI, who had Chrysalis, Capitol, Motown, and United Artists. There was also WEA, RCA, Decca, Pye, Polygram, and the biggest, which was CBS. This was the year of Blondie, Dr Hook, The Police, Tubeway Army, Barry Manilow, and Abba. The 2-Tone bands were also big news and sellers, what was unusual, was that albums that were expected to sell well, didn't sell! I would have to masterbag albums, meaning put the inner sleeve in an envelope behind the counter. We sold tons of Police, Pink Floyd (The Wall) and Manilow Magic. The was a queue down the street for ELO's Discovery.
(2021)

Name: Mark Sparrow
Comment: This local chart shop was my 1980s go-to. A short bike ride from school to pick up the latest releases with bonus t-shirts/tapes/picture discs etc., etc. that the record companies produced to get singles further up the charts.
​(2022)

Name: Ian Gray
Comment: Hi guys, great to hear from you all. Great days with MJM, lovely staff and customers. Lost touch with Reg but Rid is still about.
(2023)

Name: Ian Fowler
Comment: I was a regular customer from 1975 to its close. Loved that they sold ex-chart singles. I then sold records into the store for Telstar. Great memories.


Comments

Jo Stewart
24 Sep 2023 at 03:31
I was a regular customer of the Surbiton branch back in the day. Nothing can match that feeling of taking a brand new single or album out of the sleeve and playing it for the first time. Halcyon days.

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16 High Street KT19 8AH Epsom / Surrey
111 High Street KT3 4BP New Malden / London
30 Victoria Road KT6 4JT Surbiton / London
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History

Opened :
1974

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