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Name: Steve Jesson
Comment: I remember this opening in 1983, and closing in early 1992. Seemed a massive shop, racks and racks of LPs, CDs later. Introduced video rentals when the craze swept in about 1984 at the front of the shop, didn't last long. Large counter in the middle of the shop. KFC took it over and it remains to this day.


Dave Harwood
28 Nov 2023 at 04:54
I found this classified advert in the 'Hinckley Times' dated 7th July 1989: “Shooting Star Records require a FULL-TIME SALES ASSISTANT. Please apply in writing to: MISS J. MOORE, 12 MARKET PLACE, HINCKLEY, LEICS. LE10 1NT.”
… and this piece in the 'Hinckley Herald & Journal' dated 4th January 1990: “Mr David Hood, manager of the Shooting Star Record Shop, agrees that the market causes problems: “On market days I can’t get any stock in. Customers have complained.”
Dave Harwood
28 Nov 2023 at 05:15
I found this piece in the 'Coventry Evening Telegraph' dated 24th February 1983: “They have pinpointed almost all the 250 “secret” shops whose sales are used to compile the Top 40. These include Shooting Star Records in Nuneaton and Woolworths in Coventry’s Lower Precinct. The shops are meant to remain secret.”
… and this piece in the 13th November 1984 edition: “A spokesman for Shooting Star records in Heron Way said: “The singles have sold well but so far there has not been a rush for the album.”



12 Market Place LE10 1NT Hinckley / Leicestershire
35 Heron Way CV11 Nuneaton / Warwickshire
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