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Years ago I used to race up the stairs of Will Parker’s record shop in Ormskirk town and buy the very latest Abba as soon as it came in with my mother….can still rememeber the THRILL of ‘Arrival’ with its cynically accepting, ‘knowing me, knowing you’ AHA moments…all my friends adored the blonde Agnetha and humoured the existence of those talented but hirsute guys who seemed slightly extraneous to the whole Abba experience..Comment: Janet Lewison

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I used to regularly go to his Earlestown shop to buy my records and play Space Invaders. When Will was still ordering the stock for the shop, I'd often go through the new releases and tell him what was likely to sell well in town (as far as punk and new wave singles were concerned). I have to give Will credit for getting me into Wire.
I turned up at the shop to find it closed on 1st April 1981. I thought it was a joke. Sadly not.
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Paul Forshaw (2021)

Francesca Isobel
Jonathan Paul

Iain Lunt
Whereabouts was this? Struggling to remember or place from the picture.....Reply2y
John Whalley
Worked there in the school hols 1979/80. Paid in singles rather than cash. 😃

Nick Barritt
Jeanette Mcdonald I think this is about 76 or 77, looking at how old my friends and I are.

Jane Coleman
Wow at the front is Nick Barritt, Guy Barritt, Steven and David Hankin, Phil Coleman,
Tommy Williams and John Shaw. What year was that?? Xxx

Glen Crompton
I bought my first ever single at Will's in 1980, little knowing that 10 years later I'd end up working
for him in his clothes shop. Lovely man.

Jane Coleman

Wow at the front is Nick Barritt, Guy Barritt, Steven and David Hankin, Phil Coleman, Tommy Williams and John Shaw. What year was that?? Xxx

Dianne Collins

I remember Mud calling in. Must have been around 1975?

Howard Abbott

I worked at Will Parkers records for 2 years at that time. We had huge queues outside when Grease album was released. Not sure I remember any bands calling in. Had a great time working there with my old friend Liz. Happy days


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Dave Harwood
09 May 2024 at 04:27
I found this advert in the 'Liverpool Echo' dated 28th February 1979: “WILL PARKER RECORDS Require EXPERIENCED MANAGER For our new Kirkby branch. Must have at least 12 months experience in similar employment. Salary negotiable. Apply In writing only. No cowboys required. DISCOUNT DISC LAND, 122 CHERRYFIELD DRIVE, KIRKBY.”

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