Fear for record stores after popular Southend shop closes

Caffe Bar Italia has moved into the property that was once Golden Discs.

Caffe Bar Italia has moved into the property that was once Golden Discs.

First published in News

RECORD shop owners fear they're becoming part of a dying breed after a famous south Essex shop shut after 40 years.

Golden Discs in Queens Road, Southend, was a favourite of music lovers and was even featured in Morrissey’s 1988 video for the song, Everyday is like Sunday.

But its closure and recreation as a new cafe has prompted concerns the future of independent record stores.

Those that are surviving are sturggling to compete with bigger chains, even though the likes of HMV have also been having a rough time.

Stuart Hill, manager at Anything That’s Rock and Roll on Southchurch Road, said shops like his had to offer something different to the customer and to make the purchasing of music as a more personal experience.

He said: “It’s sad to see another independent record store go. I’ve lived here all my life and used to go there. It’s been a family business for many years but sometimes that’s the way business goes.

“The whole retail market is very difficult at the moment, especially when you’re a specialist shop like that and this one.”

He added: “The main thing is that it’s personal. We have a coffee and chat about music. It’s a nice experience for people to come into the store and it’s a good atmosphere.

“I’ve nothing against the people at HMV, but they just work there. They don’t know the collections.”

Buying music has changed massively in the last few years with the likes of iTunes offering the chance for people to download their favourite songs at the touch of a button and without having to leave their homes.

Even the once mighty HMV has suffered as a result, entering administration last year and having to shut 60 shops.

However, one store is still going strong. Fives on Leigh Broadway was opened in 1977 by Peter Driscoll and has now become a big family business with his daughters and grandchildren now helping to run the shop.

Another big boost has been the introduction of record store day in 2007 which has helped raise the profile of vinyl and that of independent stores.

One of Peter’s daughters Sandra Billets said: “This year’s record store day [April 20] was our busiest ever day since we opened 36 years ago! We had people queuing outside the door by 7am.”

Mrs Billets said she was surprised at the closing of Golden Discs, but said the biggest problem facing independent stores was supermarkets severely undercutting the rest of the high street.

She added: “The supermarkets cause the problem by just dropping their prices. Independent stores can’t do much about that. They sell their CDs and DVDs below cost price. It’s a constant battle.”

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5:25pm Sat 11 May 13

marybelle says...

The obvious surely.
The obvious surely. marybelle
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6:43pm Sat 11 May 13

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

Sturggling?
Sturggling? Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: 0

6:49pm Sat 11 May 13

gangsta_len says...

well. Firstly the shop featured in the Morrissey video is actually the old HMV where the original Golden Disc was. The shop here was a butchers in the Morrissey vid. Just so you know.

If interested - the other locations in the morrissey video - The wall opposite Golden Disc where the flyposters are is shown in one shot, Victoria Plaza (TV shop), The back of the Royals (Behind the lifts), A flat on the Royal Terrace, Seafront.


There is a HUGE market for 2nd hand CD/DVD trade ins in the town look at the success CEX has had. Its just a shame that Golden Disc was tucked away down that road usually with a load of **** up tramps hanging about outside.

There are no good record shops left now other than fives in leigh / adrians in wickford now. Boooooo!
well. Firstly the shop featured in the Morrissey video is actually the old HMV where the original Golden Disc was. The shop here was a butchers in the Morrissey vid. Just so you know. If interested - the other locations in the morrissey video - The wall opposite Golden Disc where the flyposters are is shown in one shot, Victoria Plaza (TV shop), The back of the Royals (Behind the lifts), A flat on the Royal Terrace, Seafront. There is a HUGE market for 2nd hand CD/DVD trade ins in the town look at the success CEX has had. Its just a shame that Golden Disc was tucked away down that road usually with a load of **** up tramps hanging about outside. There are no good record shops left now other than fives in leigh / adrians in wickford now. Boooooo! gangsta_len
  • Score: 5

6:56pm Sat 11 May 13

gangsta_len says...

One more thing - the fear for the record stores happened about ten years ago... when we had some!!!
One more thing - the fear for the record stores happened about ten years ago... when we had some!!! gangsta_len
  • Score: 2

7:28pm Sat 11 May 13

A.N.Other says...

What is a record?
What is a record? A.N.Other
  • Score: -7

7:42pm Sat 11 May 13

gangsta_len says...

A.N.Other wrote:
What is a record?
lol
[quote][p][bold]A.N.Other[/bold] wrote: What is a record?[/p][/quote]lol gangsta_len
  • Score: -6

8:02pm Sat 11 May 13

Steve H says...

Please tell me Adrian's in Wickford is still going?

Now that is what I call a record store :)
Please tell me Adrian's in Wickford is still going? Now that is what I call a record store :) Steve H
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Sat 11 May 13

emcee says...

gangsta_len wrote:
well. Firstly the shop featured in the Morrissey video is actually the old HMV where the original Golden Disc was. The shop here was a butchers in the Morrissey vid. Just so you know.

If interested - the other locations in the morrissey video - The wall opposite Golden Disc where the flyposters are is shown in one shot, Victoria Plaza (TV shop), The back of the Royals (Behind the lifts), A flat on the Royal Terrace, Seafront.


There is a HUGE market for 2nd hand CD/DVD trade ins in the town look at the success CEX has had. Its just a shame that Golden Disc was tucked away down that road usually with a load of **** up tramps hanging about outside.

There are no good record shops left now other than fives in leigh / adrians in wickford now. Boooooo!
Actually, the "original" Golden Disc shop was opened on Southchurch Road back in the early 70s.
[quote][p][bold]gangsta_len[/bold] wrote: well. Firstly the shop featured in the Morrissey video is actually the old HMV where the original Golden Disc was. The shop here was a butchers in the Morrissey vid. Just so you know. If interested - the other locations in the morrissey video - The wall opposite Golden Disc where the flyposters are is shown in one shot, Victoria Plaza (TV shop), The back of the Royals (Behind the lifts), A flat on the Royal Terrace, Seafront. There is a HUGE market for 2nd hand CD/DVD trade ins in the town look at the success CEX has had. Its just a shame that Golden Disc was tucked away down that road usually with a load of **** up tramps hanging about outside. There are no good record shops left now other than fives in leigh / adrians in wickford now. Boooooo![/p][/quote]Actually, the "original" Golden Disc shop was opened on Southchurch Road back in the early 70s. emcee
  • Score: 3

8:28pm Sat 11 May 13

gangsta_len says...

emcee wrote:
gangsta_len wrote:
well. Firstly the shop featured in the Morrissey video is actually the old HMV where the original Golden Disc was. The shop here was a butchers in the Morrissey vid. Just so you know.

If interested - the other locations in the morrissey video - The wall opposite Golden Disc where the flyposters are is shown in one shot, Victoria Plaza (TV shop), The back of the Royals (Behind the lifts), A flat on the Royal Terrace, Seafront.


There is a HUGE market for 2nd hand CD/DVD trade ins in the town look at the success CEX has had. Its just a shame that Golden Disc was tucked away down that road usually with a load of **** up tramps hanging about outside.

There are no good record shops left now other than fives in leigh / adrians in wickford now. Boooooo!
Actually, the "original" Golden Disc shop was opened on Southchurch Road back in the early 70s.
Blimey never knew that! Cheers. I loved the big one in queens road was a great shop
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gangsta_len[/bold] wrote: well. Firstly the shop featured in the Morrissey video is actually the old HMV where the original Golden Disc was. The shop here was a butchers in the Morrissey vid. Just so you know. If interested - the other locations in the morrissey video - The wall opposite Golden Disc where the flyposters are is shown in one shot, Victoria Plaza (TV shop), The back of the Royals (Behind the lifts), A flat on the Royal Terrace, Seafront. There is a HUGE market for 2nd hand CD/DVD trade ins in the town look at the success CEX has had. Its just a shame that Golden Disc was tucked away down that road usually with a load of **** up tramps hanging about outside. There are no good record shops left now other than fives in leigh / adrians in wickford now. Boooooo![/p][/quote]Actually, the "original" Golden Disc shop was opened on Southchurch Road back in the early 70s.[/p][/quote]Blimey never knew that! Cheers. I loved the big one in queens road was a great shop gangsta_len
  • Score: 2

9:54pm Sat 11 May 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

gangsta_len wrote:
well. Firstly the shop featured in the Morrissey video is actually the old HMV where the original Golden Disc was. The shop here was a butchers in the Morrissey vid. Just so you know.

If interested - the other locations in the morrissey video - The wall opposite Golden Disc where the flyposters are is shown in one shot, Victoria Plaza (TV shop), The back of the Royals (Behind the lifts), A flat on the Royal Terrace, Seafront.


There is a HUGE market for 2nd hand CD/DVD trade ins in the town look at the success CEX has had. Its just a shame that Golden Disc was tucked away down that road usually with a load of **** up tramps hanging about outside.

There are no good record shops left now other than fives in leigh / adrians in wickford now. Boooooo!
never knew that (but not a morrissey fan and was into other things back then)
just had a look at the vid...brilliant, billie Whitelaw and the one(Suzy) from Coronation street years back, great seeing bits of Southend from the 80's.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=d0LeL9BUP
tA
[quote][p][bold]gangsta_len[/bold] wrote: well. Firstly the shop featured in the Morrissey video is actually the old HMV where the original Golden Disc was. The shop here was a butchers in the Morrissey vid. Just so you know. If interested - the other locations in the morrissey video - The wall opposite Golden Disc where the flyposters are is shown in one shot, Victoria Plaza (TV shop), The back of the Royals (Behind the lifts), A flat on the Royal Terrace, Seafront. There is a HUGE market for 2nd hand CD/DVD trade ins in the town look at the success CEX has had. Its just a shame that Golden Disc was tucked away down that road usually with a load of **** up tramps hanging about outside. There are no good record shops left now other than fives in leigh / adrians in wickford now. Boooooo![/p][/quote]never knew that (but not a morrissey fan and was into other things back then) just had a look at the vid...brilliant, billie Whitelaw and the one(Suzy) from Coronation street years back, great seeing bits of Southend from the 80's. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=d0LeL9BUP tA DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

10:51pm Sat 11 May 13

SARFENDMAN says...

Back in the 60's when vinyl ruled you were spoilt for choice with the elite going to Gilbeys in Southchurch Rd and then you had the rest that included Boots, W H Smiths, chains that included Stanwoods, Hodges & Johnson and then a host of smaller independents in and out around the area including The Record Man, Downtown and so forth. At the base end were Woolworths with their own cheapo label "Embassy". Adrians and Fives are survivors God bless 'em.
Back in the 60's when vinyl ruled you were spoilt for choice with the elite going to Gilbeys in Southchurch Rd and then you had the rest that included Boots, W H Smiths, chains that included Stanwoods, Hodges & Johnson and then a host of smaller independents in and out around the area including The Record Man, Downtown and so forth. At the base end were Woolworths with their own cheapo label "Embassy". Adrians and Fives are survivors God bless 'em. SARFENDMAN
  • Score: 3

11:05pm Sat 11 May 13

heartbeat says...

SARFENDMAN wrote:
Back in the 60's when vinyl ruled you were spoilt for choice with the elite going to Gilbeys in Southchurch Rd and then you had the rest that included Boots, W H Smiths, chains that included Stanwoods, Hodges & Johnson and then a host of smaller independents in and out around the area including The Record Man, Downtown and so forth. At the base end were Woolworths with their own cheapo label "Embassy". Adrians and Fives are survivors God bless 'em.
Anyone remember John White's record shop in Shoebury, on the corner of West Road opposite the church? I saved up my pocket money 1/- a week (what does 1/- mean I hear you say) and went and paid it every week to the nice man behind the counter until I had saved up enough to buy my fave LPs . The place caught fire one night and I heard mutterings about "insurance job" but have no idea whether there was any truth in it.
[quote][p][bold]SARFENDMAN[/bold] wrote: Back in the 60's when vinyl ruled you were spoilt for choice with the elite going to Gilbeys in Southchurch Rd and then you had the rest that included Boots, W H Smiths, chains that included Stanwoods, Hodges & Johnson and then a host of smaller independents in and out around the area including The Record Man, Downtown and so forth. At the base end were Woolworths with their own cheapo label "Embassy". Adrians and Fives are survivors God bless 'em.[/p][/quote]Anyone remember John White's record shop in Shoebury, on the corner of West Road opposite the church? I saved up my pocket money 1/- a week (what does 1/- mean I hear you say) and went and paid it every week to the nice man behind the counter until I had saved up enough to buy my fave LPs . The place caught fire one night and I heard mutterings about "insurance job" but have no idea whether there was any truth in it. heartbeat
  • Score: 0

5:55am Sun 12 May 13

SARFENDMAN says...

I forgot another in Southend High Street just after the Railway Bridge "KELLEYS". It was in the basement with a great selection of LPs. Many record shops back in the late 50's and 60's doubled up as Electrical Stores. A few like Hodges & Johnson and Gilbeys sold musical instruments. Remember those listening booths before headphones took over? In London for the commuter was HARLEQUIN outlets all over the city.
I forgot another in Southend High Street just after the Railway Bridge "KELLEYS". It was in the basement with a great selection of LPs. Many record shops back in the late 50's and 60's doubled up as Electrical Stores. A few like Hodges & Johnson and Gilbeys sold musical instruments. Remember those listening booths before headphones took over? In London for the commuter was HARLEQUIN outlets all over the city. SARFENDMAN
  • Score: 1

6:38am Sun 12 May 13

Rickeh says...

And don't forget Heath's (half bike shop,half record shop) on the Vic Circus next to Maxwells's the Tailors, and they also had another shop next to the P O in Weston Road (which became Golden Discs for a while, and Parrot Records up in precinct, next but one to the Pie and Mash shop, and which became Hodges and Johnson for a short while. Rumblelow's in Rochford also sold records. Happy Days, when music was something to sing about!! Pun intended!
And don't forget Heath's (half bike shop,half record shop) on the Vic Circus next to Maxwells's the Tailors, and they also had another shop next to the P O in Weston Road (which became Golden Discs for a while, and Parrot Records up in precinct, next but one to the Pie and Mash shop, and which became Hodges and Johnson for a short while. Rumblelow's in Rochford also sold records. Happy Days, when music was something to sing about!! Pun intended! Rickeh
  • Score: 0

7:10am Sun 12 May 13

leighman says...

Guy Norris in Southend. Soundtrack in Leigh. Vernon Collard in Rayleigh.
Guy Norris in Southend. Soundtrack in Leigh. Vernon Collard in Rayleigh. leighman
  • Score: 1

9:28am Sun 12 May 13

Howard Chase says...

Steve H wrote:
Please tell me Adrian's in Wickford is still going?

Now that is what I call a record store :)
yes, it's still there selling vinyl.
[quote][p][bold]Steve H[/bold] wrote: Please tell me Adrian's in Wickford is still going? Now that is what I call a record store :)[/p][/quote]yes, it's still there selling vinyl. Howard Chase
  • Score: 3

9:38am Sun 12 May 13

sosad 1 says...

no wonder they are closing its due to unfair competition in asda they sell a box set 5cds of punk and new wave hits for £5 or £4 50p i still love the old style shops
no wonder they are closing its due to unfair competition in asda they sell a box set 5cds of punk and new wave hits for £5 or £4 50p i still love the old style shops sosad 1
  • Score: 2

9:42am Sun 12 May 13

Jubilation says...

sosad 1 wrote:
no wonder they are closing its due to unfair competition in asda they sell a box set 5cds of punk and new wave hits for £5 or £4 50p i still love the old style shops
So sad to see so many of these specialist record shops going under.
[quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: no wonder they are closing its due to unfair competition in asda they sell a box set 5cds of punk and new wave hits for £5 or £4 50p i still love the old style shops[/p][/quote]So sad to see so many of these specialist record shops going under. Jubilation
  • Score: 1

9:56am Sun 12 May 13

leighman says...

Is Paul still running Carmel Records on the London Road?
Is Paul still running Carmel Records on the London Road? leighman
  • Score: 1

10:34am Sun 12 May 13

Howard Chase says...

Jubilation wrote:
sosad 1 wrote:
no wonder they are closing its due to unfair competition in asda they sell a box set 5cds of punk and new wave hits for £5 or £4 50p i still love the old style shops
So sad to see so many of these specialist record shops going under.
can't play records on yer iPhone though.....
[quote][p][bold]Jubilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: no wonder they are closing its due to unfair competition in asda they sell a box set 5cds of punk and new wave hits for £5 or £4 50p i still love the old style shops[/p][/quote]So sad to see so many of these specialist record shops going under.[/p][/quote]can't play records on yer iPhone though..... Howard Chase
  • Score: -2

11:13am Sun 12 May 13

AnotherSister says...

Does anyone remember Terry's second-hand record stall which used to be just by the Milton Street entrance to the back of Talza Market? (I'm talking early to mid-60s here). Terry always wore a hat and lots of gold rings.
Does anyone remember Terry's second-hand record stall which used to be just by the Milton Street entrance to the back of Talza Market? (I'm talking early to mid-60s here). Terry always wore a hat and lots of gold rings. AnotherSister
  • Score: 1

12:38pm Sun 12 May 13

2shedsjackson says...

I really miss the strolling minstrels, all those musiciians put out of work by records, it's a disgrace. Don't get me going on the printing press and what that did to the illuminated manuscript industry.
.
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
I really miss the strolling minstrels, all those musiciians put out of work by records, it's a disgrace. Don't get me going on the printing press and what that did to the illuminated manuscript industry. . Nostalgia ain't what it used to be. 2shedsjackson
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Sun 12 May 13

shorty1964 says...

There's a very good record shop in Warrior Square been there since the late 70's.
There's a very good record shop in Warrior Square been there since the late 70's. shorty1964
  • Score: 0

1:18pm Sun 12 May 13

Keptquiettillnow says...

Parrot Records, anyone mentioned them yet. Gone but not forgotten.
Parrot Records, anyone mentioned them yet. Gone but not forgotten. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 1

2:18pm Sun 12 May 13

ccd says...

I remember having a big argument with the guy in Parrot records who was adamant a certain album was a tape only release. I ended up having to go in with my friend's copy before he;d order it for me.

As for the old Golden Disk, I'd noticed any vinyl there in years, just CDs and DVDs. Where was it hidden?
I remember having a big argument with the guy in Parrot records who was adamant a certain album was a tape only release. I ended up having to go in with my friend's copy before he;d order it for me. As for the old Golden Disk, I'd noticed any vinyl there in years, just CDs and DVDs. Where was it hidden? ccd
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Sun 12 May 13

Jubilation says...

Not forgetting JR Tapes, in Sutton Road.....
Not forgetting JR Tapes, in Sutton Road..... Jubilation
  • Score: 1

3:39pm Sun 12 May 13

Jubilation says...

And then there was Guy Norris, in the old precinct, as well as Kelly's records.down the High Street....
And then there was Guy Norris, in the old precinct, as well as Kelly's records.down the High Street.... Jubilation
  • Score: 1

3:50pm Sun 12 May 13

Keptquiettillnow says...

And the shop that sold reggae opposite Westcliff station?
And the shop that sold reggae opposite Westcliff station? Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 0

3:54pm Sun 12 May 13

Keptquiettillnow says...

Ohh and Toggs in York Rd Mrkt, though I think that was 2nd hand stuff
Ohh and Toggs in York Rd Mrkt, though I think that was 2nd hand stuff Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Sun 12 May 13

sosad 1 says...

even fergersons at the bell stocked records in1963 dad came home from work with latetist 4 track ep twist and shout by the BEATLES from that shop i was in heaven! even now I still look at old records just the smell and im away
even fergersons at the bell stocked records in1963 dad came home from work with latetist 4 track ep twist and shout by the BEATLES from that shop i was in heaven! even now I still look at old records just the smell and im away sosad 1
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Sun 12 May 13

Bobz01 says...

I used to work at Downtown records, it was my 1st job from school, we used to get free tickets to see the bands on at the Kursaal & Queens hotel, if we put up the posters advertising the gigs.......... ahh the memories come flooding back. Quo, Mott, ACDC, Purple, Queen n Mott, Lizzy, Hawkwind,...........
....
I used to work at Downtown records, it was my 1st job from school, we used to get free tickets to see the bands on at the Kursaal & Queens hotel, if we put up the posters advertising the gigs.......... ahh the memories come flooding back. Quo, Mott, ACDC, Purple, Queen n Mott, Lizzy, Hawkwind,........... .... Bobz01
  • Score: 1

5:11pm Sun 12 May 13

firedog says...

2shedsjackson wrote:
I really miss the strolling minstrels, all those musiciians put out of work by records, it's a disgrace. Don't get me going on the printing press and what that did to the illuminated manuscript industry.
.
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
Great comment.
[quote][p][bold]2shedsjackson[/bold] wrote: I really miss the strolling minstrels, all those musiciians put out of work by records, it's a disgrace. Don't get me going on the printing press and what that did to the illuminated manuscript industry. . Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.[/p][/quote]Great comment. firedog
  • Score: -1

11:34am Mon 13 May 13

max zorin says...

the song 'everyday is like sunday' sums southend up to a t.
the song 'everyday is like sunday' sums southend up to a t. max zorin
  • Score: 3

5:23pm Mon 13 May 13

r6keith says...

Steve H wrote:
Please tell me Adrian's in Wickford is still going? Now that is what I call a record store :)
Kellys in the highstreet was a proper record store ! From the real record age.
[quote][p][bold]Steve H[/bold] wrote: Please tell me Adrian's in Wickford is still going? Now that is what I call a record store :)[/p][/quote]Kellys in the highstreet was a proper record store ! From the real record age. r6keith
  • Score: 0

7:09pm Mon 13 May 13

robb789 says...

Where will i go now for my Milli Vanilli and chuck demus and pliers? This is a disaster
Where will i go now for my Milli Vanilli and chuck demus and pliers? This is a disaster robb789
  • Score: 0

8:11pm Mon 13 May 13

mthraves says...

ccd wrote:
I remember having a big argument with the guy in Parrot records who was adamant a certain album was a tape only release. I ended up having to go in with my friend's copy before he;d order it for me.

As for the old Golden Disk, I'd noticed any vinyl there in years, just CDs and DVDs. Where was it hidden?
Good point. the headline refers to Golden Disc as a "Record store", yet it hasn't sold records for many years. Actually proper record stores such as Fives and Adrians have seen an increase in Vinyl record sales recently which is in line with a 78% increase in vinyl records sales over recent years.

In fact the headline couldn't be more wrong, fearing for record stores due to Golden Disc closing when Golden Disc wasn't a record store and vinyl sales being at their best for over a decade! Maybe the Echo should do a bit of research first....
[quote][p][bold]ccd[/bold] wrote: I remember having a big argument with the guy in Parrot records who was adamant a certain album was a tape only release. I ended up having to go in with my friend's copy before he;d order it for me. As for the old Golden Disk, I'd noticed any vinyl there in years, just CDs and DVDs. Where was it hidden?[/p][/quote]Good point. the headline refers to Golden Disc as a "Record store", yet it hasn't sold records for many years. Actually proper record stores such as Fives and Adrians have seen an increase in Vinyl record sales recently which is in line with a 78% increase in vinyl records sales over recent years. In fact the headline couldn't be more wrong, fearing for record stores due to Golden Disc closing when Golden Disc wasn't a record store and vinyl sales being at their best for over a decade! Maybe the Echo should do a bit of research first.... mthraves
  • Score: 0

12:14pm Tue 14 May 13

Noteworthy says...

Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
Sturggling?
Also...

"But its closure and recreation as a new cafe..."

Recreation is a leisure activity. Even re-creation is wrong - if ever used, it would suggest that the original has been re-established.

Instead, how about "But it's closure, and subsequent transformation..."
[quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: Sturggling?[/p][/quote]Also... "But its closure and recreation as a new cafe..." Recreation is a leisure activity. Even re-creation is wrong - if ever used, it would suggest that the original has been re-established. Instead, how about "But it's closure, and subsequent transformation..." Noteworthy
  • Score: 1

5:44pm Tue 14 May 13

grippie says...

The large Boots in the High Street, besides Keddies, had a whole floor selling LP's and singles
The large Boots in the High Street, besides Keddies, had a whole floor selling LP's and singles grippie
  • Score: 0

6:37pm Tue 14 May 13

sosad 1 says...

went on a bit this item but i noticed but it was all good stuff where does alice get her drugs!
went on a bit this item but i noticed but it was all good stuff where does alice get her drugs! sosad 1
  • Score: 0

10:02am Wed 15 May 13

Antonius says...

I still have the first LP I bought.
The Beach Boy's, Pet Sounds.
Still a classic.

You won't be able to say that about many of today's CDs in 40yrs time.

I remember going to buy singles at Boots in Southend, and Stanwoods in Rayleigh. When you could listen to the record in a booth.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
I still have the first LP I bought. The Beach Boy's, Pet Sounds. Still a classic. You won't be able to say that about many of today's CDs in 40yrs time. I remember going to buy singles at Boots in Southend, and Stanwoods in Rayleigh. When you could listen to the record in a booth. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. Antonius
  • Score: 0

10:47am Wed 15 May 13

stevejms says...

Remember Adrian's in Wickford. From his shop In the, what was then new racket building to practically owning wickford, with record & video shops. Last time I went there his shop was tucked away behind the high street in a shed type building. Saw he in there & he looked really old, suppose you don't think people age. Just sad the way it has gone. People download music from I tunes now, ease and price has killed off these shops
Remember Adrian's in Wickford. From his shop In the, what was then new racket building to practically owning wickford, with record & video shops. Last time I went there his shop was tucked away behind the high street in a shed type building. Saw he in there & he looked really old, suppose you don't think people age. Just sad the way it has gone. People download music from I tunes now, ease and price has killed off these shops stevejms
  • Score: 0

10:48am Wed 15 May 13

stevejms says...

Should read market building above
Should read market building above stevejms
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4:56pm Fri 24 May 13

Glenn Ev says...

in answer to the earlier comment i was interviewed by the Echo and stated that The Golden Disc was not the same shop it had been for many years.They had stopped selling records about 15 years previous having long been provider of many a fine waxing and definetely deserve to be remembered for the cheapness and great service delivered to the record loving community!!.
In fact Pauline Candy who opened the shop with her husband had long since ceased interest in the Disc and her Daughter and son in law were running it for about the last 7 or 8years i believe. I recall telling Pauline's son that vinyl was making a comeback about 10 years ago and was he getting any back to which he raised his eyes and said i dont think so!

Glenn D.
in answer to the earlier comment i was interviewed by the Echo and stated that The Golden Disc was not the same shop it had been for many years.They had stopped selling records about 15 years previous having long been provider of many a fine waxing and definetely deserve to be remembered for the cheapness and great service delivered to the record loving community!!. In fact Pauline Candy who opened the shop with her husband had long since ceased interest in the Disc and her Daughter and son in law were running it for about the last 7 or 8years i believe. I recall telling Pauline's son that vinyl was making a comeback about 10 years ago and was he getting any back to which he raised his eyes and said i dont think so! Glenn D. Glenn Ev
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