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Name: Peter Ellis
Comment: I have a 1969 tape of Paganini's violin concertos by Ashkenasi with the Vienna Symphony with a Record Hunter price label on it for £2.50. The cassette is as old as I am and plays wonderfully! Thanks Record Hunter.
(22 March 2013)

Name: Michael Browne
Comment: The Record Hunter near Waterloo Station, run by John Hunter(?), who went on to found Unicorn-Kanchana records - always worth a browse.

Name: Misha
Comment: With Horenstein John was responsible for recordings of Mahler 1 & 3, Nielsen 5, Robert Simpson’s 3rd Symphony and others, all on his Unicorn label. He published Mahler 6 but was not involved in that recording. He also recorded with Stokowski, Bernard Herrmann and others and was one of the first to publish Furtwängler’s recordings on LP. He was originally a London bobby but left the force to open Record Hunter.
(17 June 2020)

Name: Philip
Comment: As a 17-year-old working at the nearby St Thomas Hospital in the mid-sixties, I started calling into the Record Hunter on a Saturday
lunchtime when my shift finished. John introduced me to the music of Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Mozart, Shostakovich and many other

I also remember vividly the enjoyment he had in playing Bill Cosby and laughing at the Medic track.

I have never forgotten the hours I whiled away in the Record Hunter, and the kindness John showed me.

Thanks to John I can enjoy music from many genres, and that has lasted a lifetime.

So sorry to read the sad news and thank you.
(4 January 2022)




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