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When I moved to the Woodside area in the late 1970's, I was always on the lookout for record shops. I found Sounds Good at 7 High Street, South Norwood first and bought a secondhand copy of Count Basie's 'Not Now, I'll Tell You When' vinyl album for £1. On the way home I spotted another record shop in Portland Road, between Albert Road and Harrington Road, where I bought a secondhand copy of Duane Eddy's 'A Million Dollars Worth Of Twang - Vol.2'. Wish it had a sticker on it to remind me what the shop was called.
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Dave Harwood
(2022)


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Dave Harwood
29 Nov 2023 at 09:41
I found this picture caption in the 'Croydon Advertiser' dated 10th April 1992: “KOOL CUSTOMER: disco king JT Taylor, former lead singer with Kool and the Gang, dropped into a South Norwood record store to sign copies of his new solo single on Monday. JT who sang on 1980s hits “Celebrate” “Cherish” and “Joanna” spent the afternoon chatting to customers at Sounds Good Records in the High Street. Photo: 9206254.”
… and this piece in the 21st August 1992 edition: “ANGRY traders have threatened to march on the council if action is not taken to help save their shops. They said stores in and around South Norwood High Street are being strangled by traffic restrictions which are forcing hundreds of customers away. About 20 shopkeepers met on Thursday in their bid to fight off the “ruinous” measures. Chris Mercieca, proprietor of Sounds Good Records, told them: “Sixteen businesses in the area have gone bust in the last two years and things are getting even worse.”

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