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Dobells exhibtion continued 2

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Wilmer recalled being there the day when the shop photograph was taken. An inebriated Eddie got on a scooter outside the shop and wheeled it around the pavement. Then he started signing autographs dedicated to Val as Eddie Condom and also signed others as Mez Mezzrow whom he disliked. (Cuttings/Photo Brian Harvey)

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Brian Neville & The Duke Ellington Appreciation Society The in gallery record deck sessions brought back the record shop club atmosphere when you listened to vinyl playing in the shop and chatted. Two Duke Ellington Appreciation Society Members turned up clutching a bag with an EP of Errol Garner from the 77 label. Brian Neville ( exhibition viewer) came to an afternoon session with his 10” vinyl bootleg which was one of the under-the-counter jobs you got in record shops like Dobells. (Top image (Brian Neville)

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Two photographs of Don and Monica Solash. Stepdaughter of Doug Dobell and a former shop manager. The expressions seen here summed up what this exhibit meant to many of those attended.It was a meeting with Maritn that inspired the idea for an exhibition. A former customer ‘s wife came all the way from Scotland to attend the exhibition in her husband's memory. She recalled the shop being an important part of his and her life.

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