From The Times’ Diary
“These are tough times for record shops, as the collapse of HMV showed, and any prospect of bulk sales is welcome. Graham Jones, a writer on the music industry, has a story in his latest book, The Vinyl Revival, about a record shop in Huddersfield that was visited by a group of men who studied the stock with interest. “You’ve got some cracking stuff here,” one told the manager. “Could you stay open late and I’ll go and get van?”
Rubbing his hands in expectation of a mega-sale, he readily agreed. Only it wasn’t a motor vehicle that the man came back with that evening but his boss, a Mr Morrison from Belfast. He made a few purchases but not the entire stock. “Never has a record shop staff been so disappointed to see a rock star walk through the doors,” Jones says”.
Any other record shop tales out there?