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#1 by The Mitz , Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:51 pm

Back in the 70's we were very regular visitors to the Odeon New Street, the Town Hall, Barbarellas and the Hippodrome to the numerous concerts there, and often went to Cyclops Records to buy albums. As a result we have around 350 vinyl LP's stretching through the 70's and early 80's.

Very varied, as my wife used to like Barbra Streisand but then progressed through the Beatles and many of the bands of the 70's from Deep Purple and Black Sabbath through to Sparks and Queen.

Since moving back from Spain the record deck and albums are all boxed up but I'm looking forward to listening to them again once we have finally moved to our new place in Selly Park.

Don't know if you remember Cyclops records, but the owner (Mr Jones) was really agitated one day, I remember, because a new record shop had opened in town. He said he wasn't that worried, because he didn't think they would do very well. The shop was called Virgin.

 
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#2 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:02 pm

The only one I remember is Reddingtons Rare Records in Birmingham. There used to be a reggae stall in part of the Bull Ring fish market Birmingham



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#3 by Sheldonboy , Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:55 pm

Quote: The Mitz wrote in post #1
Back in the 70's we were very regular visitors to the Odeon New Street, the Town Hall, Barbarellas and the Hippodrome to the numerous concerts there, and often went to Cyclops Records to buy albums. As a result we have around 350 vinyl LP's stretching through the 70's and early 80's.

Very varied, as my wife used to like Barbra Streisand but then progressed through the Beatles and many of the bands of the 70's from Deep Purple and Black Sabbath through to Sparks and Queen.

Since moving back from Spain the record deck and albums are all boxed up but I'm looking forward to listening to them again once we have finally moved to our new place in Selly Park.

Don't know if you remember Cyclops records, but the owner (Mr Jones) was really agitated one day, I remember, because a new record shop had opened in town. He said he wasn't that worried, because he didn't think they would do very well. The shop was called Virgin.

Deep Purple was the first band I saw at our club Mothers in Erdington Birmingham.
Cyclops I am sure was in The Piccadilly Arcade off New street.
Virgin records is long gone now.


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#4 by The Mitz , Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:12 am

Yes, thats where Cyclops was
I saw Deep Purple at the Odeon and was deaf for a week afterwards.


 
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#5 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:01 pm

Does anybody remember the first record they bought? Mine was ( Death of a clown by Dave Davis )


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#6 by tca , Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:33 am

first record bought poetry in motion - boobby tillotson


 
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#7 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:02 am

Booby Tillotson sounds nice.


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#8 by tca , Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:03 am

dont crack on u no i cant spele or tipe


 
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#9 by The Mitz , Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:44 am

"In hearing of", Atomic Rooster


 
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#10 by lynne webb , Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:35 pm

It wasnt Boobby, it was Johnny Tillotson.

 
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#11 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:01 pm

Favourite record I ever brought was impossible love by Honey boy still got it, never sell it, even though I don't have a record player


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#12 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:18 pm

My three favourite records are
Hush...by Deep Purple...This record changed my life.
Sunshine of your love...By Cream.. lead me to appreciate great music.
San Francisco...By Scott MacKenzie. I have loved this record since it came out. http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=..._13877431403057
Which is my favourite...I couldn't seperate them. They have been with me for around 45 years. Rightly or wrongly I worship these songs.


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#13 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:39 pm

I like your taste in music especially ( Cream ) Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton.


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#14 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:52 pm

Thanks Den, Cream especially in their early days were a ground breaking band.
The Riff from Sunshine of you love was played by a great deal of other bands for years after as a tribute to Cream who were absolutely the most important Progressive/Blues/Heavy rock band of their day.


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#15 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:56 pm

Sorry Sheldon boy but I don't do tribute bands no matter how good they are


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