Recollections - Entertainment
Thank you to Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh, who wrote:
1950s, the old 78 rpm vinyl records
were expensive. Few of us could afford
them and even fewer of us owned a record player.
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