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(Feb 15, 2013) Anonymous said:These guys would be at the greyhound opp the Fairfield halls croydon. In the bar area you could buy records at gigs. If you had a fox membership card you got a discount. Happy days. Kevin from addiscombe.

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I really felt I'd arrived when I first braved Mr Fox after school in 1973. My uniform was purple so it actually suited the shop the fa├žade of which if memory serves was painted purple. It was dark inside I remember.It felt very edgy by the side of Cloakes or even Bonaparte's. I remember the female proprietor. She looked a bit like Siouxsie Sioux. Very cool, I thought as a 14 year old school boy. I remember buying Hawkwind's Warrior on the Edge of Time there and was first attracted to the shop because it sold German imports. I remember hearing Ash Ra Tempel's Seven Up with Timothy Leary and being hooked on that sound for life.Did it later become a Punk outfitters called Paraphernalia? I don't remember it closing down but it was the coolest record shop I've ever frequented.

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Richard Martin
(2020)


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GRAHAM CRONEY
03 Jun 2023 at 07:55
I worked at Mr Fox/Vixen Records from 1973 until 1976. Vixen operated from the offices above the shop. When I started in 73 the shop was run by two men, Sam and Simon, but they left fairly soon and a woman called Jane Kemp took over with help from Vixen staff when it got busy. Jane would be the woman described as looking like Siouxsie Sue by Richard Martin above. Tessa you say that your mum worked there but you didn't give a name. The other girls who worked there at the time were Anne Bonnass, Deborah Wibberley, Zofie Kosowicz and a very tall girl with blonde curly hair called Barbara.Towards the end of my employment Lynn Kentish worked there. Sorry to here about your mum. Graham.ahamcroney471@gmail.com
Tessa Dowling
06 Jun 2023 at 10:21
My Mum worked at Mr Fox records in the early 70s. It was her happiest memories. She passed last week and I would love if anyone could give me any information about it so I could include it in the service.
Tessa Dowling
07 Jun 2023 at 05:38
My Mum worked at Mr Fox records in the early 70s. It was her happiest memories. She passed last week and I would love if anyone could give me any information about it so I could include it in the service

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