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#469936 - 6th Feb 2011 5:28pm Record Shop Quiz
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It's 1974 you just heard that such-and-such album is being released, you have a few bob (usually around 1.50/2.00 for an LP) in your pocket.

In ye olde Birkenhead there were two immediate places you may go, either Skeleton or Rox Records, but darn it they are closed on the very day you are itching to get that LP. Name the third place you could go to pick up that sought after album. smile



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#469939 - 6th Feb 2011 5:39pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Erainn]
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#469946 - 6th Feb 2011 5:48pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Nope, their album range was pretty limited as I recall, unless you were into Top Of The Pops, Jim Reeves, or Max Byegraves, tended to be big on singles.

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#469948 - 6th Feb 2011 5:52pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Erainn]
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Wasn't there a stall in Birkendead Market?

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#469952 - 6th Feb 2011 5:59pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Geekus]
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You may well be right on that, but not the answer, plus the market stall would not have had the most recent releases at that time, as shops tended to be the sole outlet.

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#469955 - 6th Feb 2011 6:02pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Erainn]
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did Rushworths top end Grange RD sell records - earlier than 1970s though

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#469956 - 6th Feb 2011 6:07pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: derekdwc]
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Great shout, had forgotten Rishworth's but in terms of selection there was another one that would, more than 'Rushies' have likely had the album you wanted, Not that you would think so from the exterior (hint hint)

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#469960 - 6th Feb 2011 6:13pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Erainn]
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Rushworths sold records and had listening booths, also the coop had a record sales area, i think.


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#469966 - 6th Feb 2011 6:26pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Erainn]
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#469967 - 6th Feb 2011 6:27pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Erainn]
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Wasn't Woolies the Embassy record label ??

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#469968 - 6th Feb 2011 6:28pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Erainn]
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Originally Posted By: Erainn
You may well be right on that, but not the answer, plus the market stall would not have had the most recent releases at that time, as shops tended to be the sole outlet.
Stall by the entrance in the corner of the old Market always had the latest releases, I used to be fortunate enough to get records off them at cost. Brilliant shop.


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#469973 - 6th Feb 2011 6:31pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Yeah, Erainn. So there!!!

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#469976 - 6th Feb 2011 6:38pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: diggingdeeper]
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What was the shop in Grange Rd West ? Was that Rushworths.
Not only could you get records but also pre-recorded reel-to-reel recordings, if you can remember them !!
Also there was a shop up there were you could rent 8mm / 16mm films in the days before video. Maybe that was Rushworths

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#469977 - 6th Feb 2011 6:38pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Erainn]
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There were also James Mackenzie in Grange Road West and Ryalls & Jones, taken over by Rushworths, probably well before WW2!

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#469980 - 6th Feb 2011 6:43pm Re: Record Shop Quiz [Re: Geekus]
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Steady old bean folks may think this is all becoming a tad personal on your part, whereas I know it's your infectuous sense of humour smile


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