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It was W.G. Records, and I used to do business with them. They had a subsidiary around the corner in Goldhawk Road, it was called Airwaves, and run by the son of the owner of W.G., who was a very pleasant Jewish gentleman. Victoria & Albert Museum has an HMV Record Sleeve in their collection, stamped W. G. Stores Ltd.

​ (December 4, 2015) Bought 66 league cup prog QPR v Leicester they supplied half time music are they still open. Comment: Pepi Howells.

Name Ray Tough Comment I bought my first 45 rpm there in 1962. ( July 11, 2016)

"And I used to bombard my local record shop WG Stores in Shepherd’s Bush Market and ask them if they had this stuff. I actually asked them for two years for Oscar Peterson’s ‘Tenderly’ and they eventually found a 78 for me.” Brian Auger

Extract from Brian Auger interview by Garth Cartwright.
“I grew up in Shepherds Bush and WG Stores was my local record shop across my entire time of living in London. It was a really good shop - I used to get jazz 78s from there and then, when jazz albums became available, they had good stock. The first time I ever heard a Hammond organ was when I was walking past WG Stores and I heard this sound that I’d never heard before so I rushed in and asked what they were playing - it turned out to be Jimmy Smith’s Back At The Chicken Shack LP. I bought it immediately. Back then I didn’t know I was going to end up playing Hammond so that was my introduction to my future.”




179 Shepherds Bush Market, W12

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