Who had one of this record racks for vinyl 7″ singles?

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Julie Findlay-jones… Me.

Christian Burton… I had one, I loved the ring it made when you run your finger along it

Dennis Torrance… I remember the record racks also seeing this has reminded me of the old jukebox’s the centre removed out of singles

Pete Prescott… Had one for albums as well !

Peter Bridger… Still have!

Tony Court-holmes… ask Andre

Jim Breeds… The worst thing ever invented for looking after your vinyl.

Peter Fairless… Not quite as bad as the Ronko Scratch-matic Cleaner, Jim.


Kevin White… SCRATCH being the operative word!

Jim Breeds… The way he holds records with his fingers on the groove!!! 😱 Capital punishment isn’t a thing anymore is it? 🙁 And why throw popcorn at your LP? String him up!

Virginia Davis… The reason most of my vinyl covers are tatty !!

Peter Brazier… Yes! (Not the best of storage ideas lol

Peter Houghton… They were useless to use and often ruined the record sleeve

Derek Doyle…I maybe need one lol

Ricky Adelaide… Made one at school

Pat Burgess… Still have mine

Jeff Belton… I had 10 of them, because I had so many 7 inch singles.



Oldies Unlimited



Anyone remember the firm Oldies Unlimited? We used to give out these catalogues in the shop. Interestingly the owner Antony Lewis lived in St Leonards before he set up Oldies in Telford. I used to buy Led Zeppelin USA import singles from him to sell in Stylus.

Redstar Richter… yeah!!

Nick Prince… Yes. Ive still got a credit note from them somewhere.

Darren Holmes… Being young Mods in late 70s/ early 80s it was like our bible trying to get hold of certain sounds! I use to biy loads from your shop!!! Lol

Karen Sweatman Was Blackman… Ordered lots from them

Matt Thomas… Spent a big chunk of my wages on them lol

Nigel Ford… Yes I still have a catalogue somewhere. I bought a number of ex-juke-box 7″ singles though from ads in Disc & Music Echo in the mid 60′s with the plastic inserts in place of the original centres, sometimes receiving 2nd choice items as what I really wanted had sold out.

Mike Vawdrey… I used to buy from them in the early 1990 s but they dropped me off the mailing list when they relocated – to Wolverhampton I think. Some good bargains especially vinyl at a time when it was going out of fashion(no more of course). There is still an Oldies Unlimited Shop in Wolverhampton ….

Carol Healy… I have a catalogue sales no 2, when does this date too?

Alan Esdaile… Sorry don’t know the date Carol.

Tony Ham… I remember Oldies Unlimited, also remember Adrian’s, who I have just Googled and found they’re still going.

Barbara Foulkes… Brilliant company, I bought loads of singles from them



The Record Shop Christmas advert – December 1971

Pauline Richards… Wasn’t that Jack London?

Nick Prince… Loved Jack and Sonia London. Such a fantastic couple. Many evenings spent round theirs or them round mine having an evening showing home made cine-films to each other. Great memories.

Dennis Atkinson… Decimal currency but the ad looks so dated ? Roughly what year was this?

Peter Fairless… I’ll guess, 1971

Dave Nattress… Always visited when in Hastings – a must. How about advertising parking in Stone Street!! Can anyone park anywhere close to their intended destination any more – don’t think so. Using the legs is good stuff, this said, but parking the jam jar these days anywhere? Enough said.

How to you store your lp’s and other formats? asks Mick Bean

Mick Bean… So did you store your LPs? In “A B C” order, number them, genres, favourites to the left/right or like me a bloody great pile in the corner?

Alan Esdaile… LP’s in A-Z order but so many singles had them in label order.

Judy Atkinson… LPs alphabetical by band, but the compilation ones in a pile on top – and they’re still in the cupboard under the turntable

Matt Thomas… I have OCD so I’ll leave that for you to decide

David Wilkinson… Ask Chris Gentry – I have 400 Motown vinyl albums and 600 other albums. 2 sections, both arranged in alphabetical order. Otherwise I’d never find anything, However CDs are just a mess located all over the house !!! ha ha ha

Mark Randall… Are you saying this young bit of totty suffered with haemorrhoids ?

Name a single 45 record that you played again and again

Joe Knight… Get back 😊 beatles

Shaun Pont… In My Chair is by Status Quo.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… The 45s I remember I had on repeat more than most – I’m my own time (Family) I’m your puppet (James & Bobby Purify), & Take it to the limit (Eagles). In my own time by Family! Just listened to it again (on YouTube as don’t have record player- still love it!)

Alan Essex… Loved Family and went to see them live many times. How many tambourines did Roger Chapman go through. Telstar by the Tornados.

 Chris Meachen… Ride a white swan, rather embarrassingly.

Eric Peckham… What’s wrong with that? Great song. Juke Box Jive – Rubettes.

Phil Thornton… I did the same !

Sharon Kirby… Blondie, Heart Of Glass

Derek Hall… Jerry Lee Lewis ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ – purchased in 1958. I played it repeatedly because it was the only 45 I had. It drove my Mother nuts!

Russell Field… How does it feel by slade

Read moreName a single 45 record that you played again and again

Paine Electrics Ad – November 1975


Chris Sambrook… Use to do the round of Record shops every Saturday in Hastings. To my surprise Paine stocked Revelation by Man, the first Stray album and other odds n sods like Mighty Baby and Warm Dust. Did anyone else find obscure Bands in Paines?

Wendy Weaver…  Parking is a bit scarce there now.

Peter Fairless… You have to park at West St Leonards and get the train!

Jim Hobbs… Nobody goes there anymore!

Alan Esdaile… I remember doing the rounds of all the record shops on a Saturday.

45rpm Record Adapters, Spiders, Middles….


source:  70s 80s 90s kids this is how we rolled Facebook page.

thanks to Barry Newton for finding this.

Barry Newton… Now who has got the Whole collection ?

Alan Esdaile… Have not got all the colours but sure I have 4 different styles.

Leigh Weiland-Boys… Got a few in old juke box singles that I acquired back in the day!

Pete Shaw… I’ve got the 1961 Wurlitzer 2600S that required the centres to be taken out plus a 1965 Dansette player to put them back in!!

Mick O’Dowd… What would we have done without them. No good on auto-change record players though!

Why You Should Buy Physical Copies Of Music


source: sessionsx.com


Chris Meachen… I  wouldn’t dream of paying for something I couldn’t physically possess, I’d feel ripped off..

Tony May… This article seems to me to one designed to try and stem the flow of the demise of the music industry in general. I really do NOT believe that many people are happy to pay £0.99 for a single down load with the way finances are today. The digital age has made it far too easy for people to file share and unlike ‘home taping’ this time one disc can hold HUNDREDS of whole albums! It is SO sad the way things have panned out and I always try and buy the physical product when possible but I doubt very much many younger than me (well, 10 or so years younger) still do. With houses being built with less room than ever now ‘collecting’ anything is a dying thing as well…

Peter Fairless… How are CDs holding up? Anyone got any really early ones – do they still play?

Dave Nattress…Tony – As a music fan for very many years – and a purchaser of contemporary music since about 1964, vinyl, then some pre-recorded cassettes and CD’s, I have always been satisfied that I paid for the product and thus it’s mine, I own it, and to me most importantly of all, whatever deal the band or individual have been on, because I bought it and didn’t copy it or pirate it in some way, then the artist/s got paid something for their work. I truly mean this. The times I’ve said to friends that by buying it, even if the band are on £1.00 an album split 4 ways, (after all the other costs have been taken), at least they’ve got a bit out of it. This said I have burned copies of a few real precious CD’s just in case I should lose the originals and I used to copy vinyl’s on to cassettes for playing in the cars I’ve owned back to about 1971. Still have all these old cassette copies stored in the loft – the originals are in the house, with the vinyl’s and CD’s. In fact I have bought a good chunk of my vinyl recordings on CD as they’ve come out or as I’ve discovered them. Even some pretty obscure stuff. Peter – my earliest CD purchases go back to 1990 and they play fine. There were several reports a lot of years ago now that said that CD’s would degrade and become unplayable – only time will tell.

Jim Breeds… I think my earliest CDs are fine, but then I held out for vinyl for years, only giving in when my then partner bought me a portable CD player for my 40th. Yes. That long ago. Then I got an adaptor that plugged into the cassette slot in my car and that was good. My cassettes are still OK too 🙂


Johnnie Walker’s Top 10 70s Tunes.

post suggested by Jim Breeds.



source… www.bbc.co.uk

Jim Breeds… I love this man’s Sunday afternoon Sounds of the Seventies radio 2 show, but I don’t think this is a particularly strong list? On the other hand I guess we’d all pick a list that means something to us but not necessarily to others.

Patrick Lewis… Not a bad selection but like most 70’s music fans I could do at least two alternative lists if not more.

Jim Breeds…. Yes Pat, it would depend on which day I was asked, I suspect!

Alan Esdaile… I also really like Johnny Walker. I remember his records of the week were always ones I loved. The problem with this list Jim is they are all great songs but they have all been over played.

Jim Breeds…  Good point Alan! Maybe that’s why it didn’t particularly connect with me.

Jane Hartley… I like most of his list, but mine would probably be concentrated on early 70’s. As you say, it would change on my mood, but would still mean something to me personally!

Andre Martin… I remember him back when he first started with the Pirates and how he stayed with them for a long while after the MOA came into being. He is the one person who could ever replace Brian Matthews as somebody who know and loves his music. Great to hear him still going well on his 70s show.

Jane Hartley… Too true, I think he did it when Brian was off for a while.

Andre Martin… Yes a few years back, he also stood in for the breakfast show for a while Mon -Fri and he was just great, that has to be some 6/7 years ago when I used to Drive to Lewes in the early morning.

Colin Bell… It was listening to JW on Caroline that first made me want to be a dj. He played ‘Say You Don’t Mind’ by Denny Laine 3 times in a row because he loved it so much! (its my all time favourite single) You wouldn’t get freedom like that on the radio nowadays! Long may he continue.

Andre Martin… I can top this and I know that CB will laugh, DorisTroy great Hit Ill do Anything, he played on Caroline I think it was non-stop for over an hour one Sunday Morning, that was pure heaven for a while, then it became just a little too much even for a devoted fan !!

Colin Bell… Yes that made me smile Andre! All JW needs is to add Alan’s old favourite Chris Farlowe singing ‘Handbag and Gladrags to Denny Laine and Doris Troy and he’s got a 2 hour show!………..

Andre Martin… That would be a classic, how about Chris Farlowe dueting with the writer Mike D’abo !!

Jim Breeds… Who remembers “Pop The Question” on Radio 1 on his lunchtime shows?


Ain’t nothing like that vinyl….


source: facebook/com/Iloveoldschoolmusic. Thanks to Peter Pursglove for postings this.

Mick Mepham… I’m sold.

Jim Hobbs… Click, crackle, pop, I’m sold (click), I’m sold (click), I’m sold (click) … :/

Alan Esdaile… It keeps jumping. You need to weigh down the arm with a coin.

Jane Hartley… I was just going to say that Alan!   Still got some centres somewhere!

Peter Pursglove… I remember the old auto plays the dansette when you loaded a stack of records to sit back and listen to them slipping and sliding ha ha and the little things you put in the middle of the juke box discs so you could play them ,now those were the days of real music ha ha ha

Peter Fairless… Still got boxes of singles! Restored Dansette record player  … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyisLYGRGDg

Jane Hartley…  I have all my singles and albums too!

Jim Hobbs…  Me too, but I embraced the new technology for playing out. It’s just a shame that most of today’s music doesn’t deserve to be stored on any format, old or new.

Dave Nattress… Still got all my old vinyl albums – a very few became warped and scratched and stuck in the groove and I have these now on CD. Also some real old rarities – rare on vinyl, now collected on CD. Would never get rid of the vinyls. I do play some but you know it seems like you’ve no sooner put one on, sat down etc. and with a typical play-time of 15 – 20 minutes over 5 – 6 tracks it’s over and time to turn it over. But, remember the days of walking round the town to or from your friend’s place with a really “cool” album cover under your arm carefully positioned to show just that – you had a cool album. Yes, the old Dansette – took 6 singles?. But I used to play LP’s singly – too precious – maybe it wasn’t a good idea to stack albums – or maybe you couldn’t do so – can’t remember . Like so much of my old stuff – just where did the old record player go?

Eric Cawthraw… Yep, still got all my LPs and singles – and you can play them backwards as well!