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  • Rough Trade in the Truman Brewery
  • At the time 1973-Now: P&J Records Mare st; (Bernies - Past Managers:Terry Jones,Jeff Linstead & Mick Evans)19-- / 1998 Head Records Lower Clapton rd;(Martin's)19-- / 1978 (Became G&M Records) G&M Records Lower Clapton rd; (Martin & Mo 1978 / 90 - Past Managers:Colin & Mick) Sgt; Peppers Music Well st; (Alex)19-- / 1987 Regal Records Lower Clapton rd; (Eddies) 19-- / Now (Reggae Specialist) Wired for Sound Narrow Way Mare st; (Colin's)1990 / Now (RnB & Club Specialists) HMV Oxford st; & Tower Records Leicester sq; (For Anything !beats everywhere local for choice and price).
  • i go to HMV
  • Living in Hackney, thank goodness for internet shopping. A stroll down Berwick St. taking in Select a disc and Sister Rays is still bliss though!
  • There's a shop on Lower Clapton Road across from a petrol station. It's does the best pre-release Jamaican stuff I've seen. It's on left as you go towards the Clapton Roundabout just after Powerscroft Road.
  • There's always a bargain to be had at the Bethnal Green Woolworths. People would always look on market stalls for 6 inch vinyls, my dad had a huge collection. I use to like the star shaped disc that needed inserting in centre of the record inorder for it to turn on the player.
  • The best record shop has gone P&J's in Mare Street, spent my teenage years in there every Thursday with my mate Carol with Terry and Dave who worked in there, Bernie the Guv'nor is a star
  • Very few people had a record player.They were all 78's anyway and any thing younger than Al jolson was great,Although later Bill Haley appeared which livened things up.I was born 53.
  • Woolworths. Bethnal Green opertunity.
  • Pauls for Music--Good for soul and garage served by a big nosed git with a big wardrobe full of cash hidden in the back of his shop somewhere.
  • Paul for music - Cambridge Heath Road opposite Sainsburys - anyone who's read Hi Fidelity by Nick Hornsby will feel like they've been there already
  • Totem is a cool shop on Church Street it has a good mix of all kinds of music at reasonable prices.

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Last updated: 2008-09-04

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