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Dobell's Record Shop Exhibition.

I found my way into curating an as exhibition contributor. I had started an online archive of British record shops and this lead to the exhibition. Various incidents of coincidences and new information occurred while setting up and putting on the exhibition at Chelsea Space.

Below are those incidents with the images that evoked those memories that I now recall for this archive The total attendance over the six week period was 1,166. I would like to thank all those who came and took part in the events that took place.

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Below is a list of staff who worked together giving us one of the greatest record shops in world:

DOBELL'S RECORD SHOPS 1946-1992
75-77 Charing Cross Road London
21 Tower Street
WC2
10 Rathbone Place W1

Staff Listing

Doug and Gladys Dobell

Counter and Other Staff including mail order and accounts:

Ray Bolden - 75 Charing X Mick Brocking – 77 Toby Calder - Tower St Chris Cambridge - 77 Mick Carroll – 77 Bill Colyer - Brighton/77/ Rathbone - Peter Crumpton – 77 Dave Davies - 77 George Ellis – 77 Les Fancourt - 75/Tower - Gerry Finningley 77 George Foster – 75 Tony Gordon – Rathbone Dick Gough – 77 Ron Gould - Rathbone/75 - Brian Harvey – 77 Denis Hill – 77 Gerry Ingram – 77 John Jack – 77 Colin Jones – 77 John Kendall – 77 Ken Lindsay - 77 Frank Liniger - 77/Tower Alf Lumby – 77 Charlie McIvor – 77 Tony Middleton - 77/Tower Mick Moffett - 75/Tower - Les Muscutt – 77 Graeme Osborne – Tower Brian Peerless - 77/Tower Chris Pratt – 77 Trevor Salter – 77 Keith Shadwick – Tower Don Sollash - Brighton/77/Tower - George Tyler – 77 George Wilkins – 75 Johnny Winterbourne – 77

Administration/Secretarial:
Pat Buttimer, Julia Doig, Eileen Finningley, Monica Sollash, Judy Wurr

School Helper
Martin Colyer

What made it the greatest shop are the people who went there
This is a list of known people to use Dobell’s as a hangout and a place to network. This is by no means a definite list, it seems that everyone went to Dobell’s!

American Musicians

1. Stuff Smith 2. Henry Red Allen 3. Coleman Hawkins 4 Ben Webster 5. Roy Eldridge

6. Earle Warren 7. Bud Freeman 8. Peanuts Hucko 9. Ralph Sutton 10. Nat Pierce 11. Bill Coleman

12. Ray Nance 13. Harry Sweets Edison 14. Buck Clayton 15. Ed Hubble 16. Wild Bill Davison 17. Pee Wee

Russel
l 18. Pepper Adams 19. Zoot Sims 20. Don Ewell 21. Paul Gonsalves 22. Jimmy Hamilton 23. Bud

Johnson
24. Oliver Jackson, 25. Jake Hanna 26. Haywood Henry 27. Eddie Jones 28. Buddy Tate 29. Booty

Wood
30. Lockjaw Davis 31. Sir Charles Thompson 32. Gus Johnson 33. Cat Anderson 34. Ramblin Jack Elliott

35. Slim Gaillard 36. Janis Joplin 37. Yusef Lateef 38. Errol Garner 39. Horace Silver 40. Joe Willaims

41. Jessie fuller 42. Cannonball Adderley 42. Albert Nicholas 43. Nat Pierce

44. Henry Red Allen 45. Marion Williams 46. Muddy Waters 47. Jimmy Rogers 48. Bob Dylan, 49. B.B. King

50. Al Casey 51. Dorris Henderson 51. Canned Heat Ali Wilson and Bob Hite 52. Ruby Braff 53. Meat Loaf

54. Eddie Condon 55. Mezz Mezzrow 56. Junior Mance 57. Dan Kochakian (Record Collector) 58. Rahsaan Roland Kirk
59. Count Basie 60.Bonnie Raitt (purchased Sippy Wallace)

British Musicians And Others

1. Colin Purbrook 2. Keith Ingham 3. Keith Christie 4. Brian Lemon 5. Phil Seaman

6. Dave Green 7. Alan Littlejohn 7. Dill Jones 8. Alex Welsh 9. Roy Crimmins 10. Lennie Hastings

11.John Chilton 12. Chris Barber 13. Digby Fairweather 14. Diz Disley 15. Tubby Hayes 16. Dick Heckstall-

Smith
17. Rory Gallagher 18. Martin Carthy 19. Rolling Stones 20. Eric Clapton 21. Alexis Korner

22. Eddie Thompson, 23. Vic Lewis 24. Graham Bond 25. John Dankworth 26. Ken Colyer 27. Jools Holland

28. Gail Thompson 29. John Barry 30. Roy Castle 31. Dudu Pukwana 32. Leon Calvert 33. Hank Shaw

34. Les Condon 35. Johnny Mumford 36. Herman Wilson 37. Pete Myers 38. Al Newman 39. Bobby Wellins

40. Stan Robinson 41. Denis Rose 42. Stan Tracey 43. Brian Dee 44. Johnny Walker 44. 45. Malcom

Cecil
46. Jeff Clyne 47. Laurie Morgan 48. Ted Simmons, 49. Sandy Brown 50. Mac McGann,

51. Lonnie Donegan 52. David Bowie 53. Tommy Whittle 54. Barbra Jay 55. John Chadwick 56. The Vipers Skiffle Group

57. Acker Bilk 58. Baron Timmie Rosenkrantz 59. Jimmy Page 60. Pat Hawes 61. Tony Standish 62. John R.T. Davies 63. Bob Dawbarn

64. Johnny Parker 65. Barry Martyn 66. Sammy Rimington 67. Cluff Billett 68. Mike Pointon 69. Brian Chadwick

70. Len Doughty 71. Geoff Cole 72. Keith Nichols 73. Bill Wilkinson 74. Peter Dyer 75. Dara O'Lochlainn

76. Ginger Baker 77. Carlo Krahmer 78. Chris Ellis 79. Steve Benbow 80. Jona Lewie 81. David Essex. 82.Dave Davies Kinks.



Scholars, Actors, Poets, Journalists, Polictions, Photographers etc..

1. Sinclair Traill 2. Albert McCarthy 3. Max Jones 4. Jim Godbolt 5. Jack Armitage

7. Samual Charters 8. Guy Stevens 9. Len Deighton 10. Nik Cohn 11. Len Daniels, 12. Colin

Maclnnes
13. Jack Dash 14. Kenneth Clarke 15. Michael Parkinson 16. Lord Gowry, 17. Warren Mitchell

18. Anthony Frewin 19. Alan Bates 19. Mike Horovitz 20. Pete Brown 21. Spike Hawkins 22. Anselm Hollo

23. Ted Milton 24. Adrian Mitchell 24. Val Wilmer 25. David Redfern 25. Charlie Gillett 26. Dandy Baker

27. Spike Millagan 28. Derek Guyler 29. Jo Grimond 30. Christine Keeler 31. Mandy Rice-Davies 32. Paul Oliver

33. Alan Balfour 34. John Antill 35. Peter Clayton 36. Michael Brooks 37. Alun Morgan

38.Neil Slaven 39. Mike Leadbitter 40. John Broven 41. John Prescott 42. Tony Burke 43. Norman Darwen

44. Keith Briggs 45. Chris Bentley 48. Dave Penny 46. John Turner 47. Ray Smith 48. Tom Murray ( Royal Bank of Canada)
49.Peter Guralnick rock back pages podcast

If you recall other people of note who you saw at Dobell's please send your information to
recordshoparchive@btinternet.com

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2. On Charing Cross Road just down from Shaftesbury Avenue - on east side of road across from Dobell's - there's an entrance to Sandringham flats No. 75-169,
Go through gate, turn left, go to four steps in corner, and on fence to the left.just beyond them. The lettering's still half visible on the first turning of the stairs.


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New CD release due soon in April which references Dobell's as the place for Mods to seek black American music.