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British Record Store Bags: 1960-1990

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Long before the digital download, cool kids bought their music from the record store. There were lost Saturday afternoons flicking though racks of records, seeking something new and familiar amid the often gloomy room bedecked with bands and gig posters pinned to sound-deadening board. The staff would play the new, rediscovered and lost sounds to the shoppers. Sure you carried home some terrible music, but at least it was yours, and some of it was great.

And then there was the bag:

 

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Keith Prowse Music Store bag, for 45s (1960s)

Keith Prowse Music Store bag, for 45s (1960s) Via

 

HMV Record Shop, Oxford Street, London, 45 bag

HMV Record Shop, Oxford Street, London, 45 bag. 1965

Slough Record Centre

Slough Record Centre – 1965

45 record store bag for Muzik City reggae shops. 1969

45 record store bag for Muzik City reggae shops. 1969

 

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W.G.Stores, Shepherds Bush Market, London, record shop 45 bag. 1965

W.G.Stores, Shepherds Bush Market, London, record shop 45 bag. 1965

Hickies Music Shop, High Street, Slough, UK, record bag. 1965

Hickies Music Shop, High Street, Slough, UK, record bag. 1965

 

David's Record Shop, Slough, Bracknell, & Euston (London), 45 record bag. 1969

David’s Record Shop, Slough, Bracknell, & Euston (London), 45 record bag. 1969

 

Rainbow Records, Yiewsley & West Drayton, 45 record bag.

Rainbow Records, Yiewsley & West Drayton, 45 record bag. 1965

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Hickies Music Store, Slough, 45 record bag. 1965

Hickies Music Store, Slough, 45 record bag. 1965

 

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All via Record Store Bags

 

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  • Woolworth for top records!

    I have a couple of these from Germany in the ’80s. Only kept them since they are in German. Who knows how many I tossed.

    • flashbakcom

      If you find any, please let us know…

      • Do you want to buy them or do you just want pictures? I can do either. 🙂

        • flashbakcom

          Photos is fine thanks

  • Richard Jackson

    I’ve got a Probe Records, Liverpool c1980 paper bag with great artwork. I can send you a scan.

    • flashbakcom

      Please do..

  • BearyNYC

    Rasputin Records is a US based record store.

  • Stephen Matthews

    Brings back fond memories, spent many an hour in Mr Music in Dalston Junction (Hackney) in the 70’s which is where I bought my first records.