I remember Morgan records very well, even as far back when they didn't have there own front, when they needed to open and close they used the pull down shutter of Bounds Green tube station, I wish there was some pictures of it. Comment-Steve Cook.
For me, in the early 1970s it was Morgan's Records which was a small outlet in Bounds Green tube station. My brother and I practically lived in there and if, they're reading, my eternal gratitude will always go out to the two long haired guys (who looked just like the pair in Medicine Head) who ran it for their patience with the two of us. Comment: CordwainerBird.
The most important record shop in my formative buying years was Morgan Records in Bounds Green Tube Station. I know it has long since closed but I’m not sure when; it was certainly still going when we moved in ’81. The two blokes that ran the shop were fairly easy going, tolerant of endless browsing , more than willing to play a little bit of any single that looked slightly ‘punk’ and be happy to answer questions of pretty alarming stupidity, eg ‘what version of ‘The Kids Are Alright’ is better, The Pleasers or The Who?’ Shortly after Ian Curtis of Joy Division committed suicide in 1980, I went to Morgan’s to buy my bandwagon hopping copy of ‘Closer’ and one of them said ‘actually mate I think you might prefer this’ and sold me a copy of ‘Strange Days’ by The Doors, which kick started a love of West Coast and psychedelia that I have nurtured ever since.
(Sept 6, 2014) Deryck said:Well, this is where I bought 80% of my 12" dance vinyls in the late 70s & 80s.
I don't recognise the above description of the staff with long hair (Medicine Head), so it must have changed hands mid-70s. The main guy in there had blue eyes & fair hair (not long) & was always playing dance tracks which is why I went there so much. As soon as I walked in every week, he would start playing all the new releases & I'd go out with between 5-10 12"s. Forgotten his name, but I still have nearly 1000 12"s from back in the day - & still play them on my Technics 1210 turntable.
I now live halfamile away & always think of that place whenever I pass it. Very very happy days indeed.
It was Morgan’s that I would leg it to the instant I heard the latest Bowie single on the radio, getting them to play me both sides in full before handing over my 45p and it was from Morgan’s that I bought nearly all of those 1976 reissued Beatles singles in the green sleeves with a photo on the back. They also had the honour of selling me the first proper rock album I bought in my own right which was Bowie’s ‘Pin-Ups’, just after Christmas 1975, £2.99 plus 12p for a protective PVC sleeve (I do however remember the first actual album I bought – it was ‘Pinky & Perky’s Hit Parade’ in October 1968, aged 4 – a cracker of an album with some top notch cover versions – similar in fact to ‘Pin-Ups’) The Thoughts Of Chairman Arthur.
My late parents started off that record shop, in their time called the Record Bar. Must have been about '66, cos I remember having to work in there after school, when I was around 14, wearing my pvc 3/4 length mod coat and flirting with old school pals from Bounds Green Juniors. They had an ad running at the cinema in Arnos Grove, it was hilarious, wish I had a copy of it. My mum also had a gift shop in the station. So you've my parents to thank for Morgan Records!! The late, great Sandy Denny was a regular customer, and quite friendly with my mum! Comment: Ruth