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King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thank you to Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh, who wrote:


"In the 1950s, the old 78 rpm vinyl records were expensive.  Few of us could afford them and even fewer of us owned a record player.

Your choice of hearing a popular music was either listening  to Housewives Choice, every morning at 10.00 am, or the Sunday morning Family Favourites and Radio Luxemburg.

Even then you maybe had to listen to a load of rubbish before something of a teenager’s choice was played."


"So to satiate our need to hear up to date music, we would go up to 'Bandparts' record / sheet music shop in Union Place, just beyond Gayfield Square.

They had little private booths equipped with head phones. You would ask for a particular record to be played and hear it in the booth, free, gratis. The poor shop assistant, at times, must have played more records than they sold."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  October 22, 2008


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