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The old HMV shop,Stockton - on - Tees (next to what is now B & M(the old Woolies); I got 2 vinyl singles, 'Babylon is burning' & 'Something that I said' by the RUTS - 10p each, an absolute bargain. The shop assistant was gob smacked that they were in the bargain bin & offered me a fiver for each of them. Needless to say I turned him down. I'd also bought 8 other vinyl singles @ the same time, total price £1.00. God knows what who the other 8 were by! Comment: peacemomger1.

(July 9, 2015) The Dickies visiting HMV in Northumberland St for a personal appearance and the window going through because of the crush that built up outside. Yes, the band whose only hit was a cover of the Banana Splits theme...Hugh Weldon

Only went there the once, me and be auntie June cycled all the way from Darlington one Saturday cos there was an ad in NME ( I think ) for giveaway singles by someone I'd never heard of and being an enthusiastic collector of vinyl at the time ( I had at least 10 singles at the time, untold - to the missus anyway - thousands now ) I had to have one The record was by Bryn Hayworth and someone else, an EP titled 'a real giveaway ' Cycled all the way home again, slapped it on dad's record player and......what a load of hippy $hit Haven't listened to it since then but still have it in a box somewhere, one day I shall perhaps give it another listen and see if I've grown up yet .
Mark Bailey





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