Loads of memories I worked there in the late seventies and loved every minute of it. It was my first job from school and I was in my element as I loved music. The big difference with this shop and all other record shops in Maidstone was we were the only chart return shop in Maidstone. A chart return shop then was a shop that was issued a diary once a week and we were supposed to log all our sales that week in the diary and that was how the charts were compiled. Goes with out saying that all record company reps knew we were chart return so therefore would give us back stage passes to gigs etc in return for entering their records in our diary. I was a massive record collector then and still am now but the only part of history I do not have is something from Startrack Recordings , if you could possibly get me a bag that would be amazing, something we also used to do when we sold a single we would put it in the bag a typed out copy of the current top twenty. Wish I’d kept them all now.
Dave Wise (2022)