Number one album in the UK 15th April 1967
Pauline Richards… Loved them. Used to rush home from school to watch their tv programme!
Dave Nattress… I did buy this – also the first – not played for many years. Gonna dust it off and it’ll be interesting to see how I feel about it. Of course, The Monkees as a product of Americana and a bugeoning TV and music industry were much hyped, but a situation sort of, of it’s time, lots of that going on with some UK pop bands also, but, lets be serious, some bands and albums needed promotion by one means or another. It is what it is – it was what it was!
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.
all photos Tony May
Tony May… I’ve managed to find the photos of Jack & Sonia London I promised to look for. With LP’s coming back I wonder what Jack & Sonia would have to say. Such a nice couple and they gave us 44 years of faithful service…
Phil Gill… Wonderful couple, lovely photos. Always a joy to visit their shop.
Peter Fairless… Brilliant, Tony! Brings back many memories, as Phil just said, it was – never knew what Jack was going to suggest I listen to next!
Andrew Clifton… Very nice Tony. Shame they never had children to carry on with the shop.
Phil Gill… Always remember going into the booth with a couple of 13 year old friends to listen to Thunderclap Newman’s Something in the Air. He knew we didn’t have any money to buy it, but he still played it for us. And when Hey Jude was released as the first single on Apple, he had a box of apples and gave away a free one with every copy he sold. Diamond geezer.
Alan Esdaile… Wonderful. Thanks for posting Tony.
Jon McCallion… Brilliant place so many hours spent there
Alan Esdaile… Great to see Abrahams in the background and the rack of Steam records.
Alan Pepper… Yes what a great man he was always time for any customer ! Thought I knew a lot but he was something else . He would reel off the catalogue number and everything. Jazz in particular. Fab memories. Thank you. TAKE ME BACK TO THAT SHOP!!
Mick O’Dowd… The real Gent of record shop owners. Never be able to replace these.
Cliff Wootton… Fantastic. So nice to have pictures of Jack & Sonia. They were close friends of Mum & Dad and always had time for their customers. Happy memories of hours spent chatting to Jack about records.
Eugene Hughes… Omg. I remember The Record Shop so well and the Fab Boutique over the road. Then it became Two Plus One in Havelock Rd. I understand Brian Fisher is still going well and living in Westfield.
supplied by Andre Martin
advert from The Priory Magazine(Priory Road School) 1967.
Alan Esdaile….Interestingly the Record Shop advertised in all the copies I have but nothing from The Disc Jockey. This maybe due to the fact that when I worked in the cake & tuck shop at school, the reward apart from broken jammy dodgers and split bags of crisps, they always gave you a Record Shop record token at the end of the year.
Mick Hymans…..I believe that Jack and Sonia London also had a passion for railways and took much cine film. As they have sadly now passed on, does anybody know if they had any offspring that would have inherited their films. Thank you