Founded in 1979, store owner Raymond Bird jumped on the punk wave while working at the nearby clothing shop Happy Trails.
After gaining the business know-how from his time at Happy Trails, Raymond grabbed two record stands and set up shop in his own store - One Up.
According to Raymond’s close friend Fin Hall, the owner didn’t see himself running the business forever - and told Fin that he would only be doing this until he was 30.
The record shop was growing in popularity, and a second shop was opened on George Street.
Raymond told his friends he would only keep the business going until he was 40.
When the business finally closed in 2013, Raymond was 60 years old.
One Up was Aberdeen’s only independent record shop - though music snobbery was not welcome in its walls.
The business claimed the “funky but friendly” staff would cheerfully help you find a Robbie Williams record.
I’m sure they were keeping some judgement to themselves.
The shelves of One Up were stacked with vinyls, and over the years grew to include CDs, posters, and signed memorabilia.
The shop became known for welcoming local musicians as well as bigger bands, who would often drop in to play a free set in the afternoon.
Local music enthusiast Mark Petrie recalled the store with fond - albeit realistic - memories.
He said: "It was the only place to get the records I wanted to hear as a teenager.
"It smelled bad, was far too small and cluttered, but I could stay there for days.
"It was never the same after it moved to a bigger space and Fopp opened nearby."