Five Things Extra! Soho’s Record Stores

If you’re around the area, go and share your memories of any of the legion (it’s up to, unbelievably, 142 at the moment) of record stores that have graced Soho’s streets, from the Harlequin that turned into Our Price to Steve’s Sounds in the basement at Newport Court, via Collets International, Ray’s and Dobell’s. A pop-up jointly curated by Leon Parker of the British Record Store Archive and the Museum of Soho, it was put together at short notice with help from The Museum of London and is located on Berwick Street next door to Gosh! Comics. The weird thing for me was not what I’d remembered, but what I’d forgotten. They have t-shirts for sale, along with records and memorabilia, and it runs ’til Monday.

Letter from Cheapo Cheapo Records confirming availability of Caravan’s first album and Chris Spedding’s The Only Lick I know; John from the Museum of Soho with Leon; Early Dylan and ’Ree sleeves; Hands up who remembers Imhofs?

Letter from Cheapo Cheapo Records confirming availability of Caravan’s first album and Chris Spedding’s The Only Lick I Know; Tony from the Museum of Soho with Leon; Early Dylan and ’Ree sleeves; Hands up who remembers Imhofs?

Comments

  1. Martin
    thanks for flagging this one up!
    I went yesterday and found it fascinating. Anyone who used to shop for music in The Soho area in the 60/70s will surely love it.
    David

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