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Name: Michael Viner.
Comment: Rockin' Records was a great shop, an unexpected, hidden oasis of wonderful 1950s music - though they sold all types of music - up a side street in SE20, a vital part of my musical education as a teenager in the late 1970s/early 1980s.

I bought my first Little Richard LP, my first 50s R&B LPs (Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, etc) and some of my earliest Doo-Wop LPs from here - they'd have things like US Relic LPs, The Jive Five & Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs LPs in the window, that seemed exciting and mysterious when I was first discovering the music.

I never knew the name of the chap who ran it, but many years later in the 1990s, when he opened a CD & record shop in Beckenham Road (near Clockhouse Station) called Glass Onion Music we remembered each other.
(14 September 2014)


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146 Maple Road SE20 8JB Penge / London
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