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Shooting Star Records (The Market Place). Remember this opening in 1983, and closing in early 1992. Seemed a massive shop, racks and racks of LPs, CDs later. Introduced Video rentals when the craze swept in about ‘84 at the front of the shop, didn;t last long. Large counter in the middle of the shop. KFC took it over and it remains to this day. Comment: Steve Jesson


Dave Harwood
28 Nov 2023 at 04:54
I found this classified advert in the 'Hinckley Times' dated 7th July 1989: “Shooting Star Records require a FULL-TIME SALES ASSISTANT. Please apply in writing to: MISS J. MOORE, 12 MARKET PLACE, HINCKLEY, LEICS. LE10 1NT.”
… and this piece in the 'Hinckley Herald & Journal' dated 4th January 1990: “Mr David Hood, manager of the Shooting Star Record Shop, agrees that the market causes problems: “On market days I can’t get any stock in. Customers have complained.”


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