I DJ’d on vinyl for twenty years, I worked for record companies promoting and selling to shops across the South West, visiting many stores most of which no longer exist – a few do, and I salute you!
I had my own store, along with my partner Mike, The Disc & Tape Centre in Lymington. We shared some fantastic times in the ten years it lasted before the economy shifted and the supermarkets forced out of business selling the big titles at discounts for longer hours. My friend Steve sold his shop, Pinpoint, in Eastleigh about the same time. Two other friends Steph and Piers, who started before us are still going and I got my Record Store Day t-shirt form their amazing shop in Bridport. http://www.thepartydj.co.uk/paul/