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Way ahead started out at 2 Hurts yard just below Robs Record Mart. It was managed by a gentleman called Dave Brett.

Dave corned the market in Rock Trips,. I still remember the original wipe clean board he had for trips including coach fare to see bands.

You could go to see bands like Saxon, Def Leppard and Iron maiden with Rock trips for about £8 all in then,. usally at The De Montfort Hall in Leicester or over at D*rby.

I did a couple of stewarding trips on buses to very early Donningtons for Dave in exchange for a ticket !!

Way Ahead also flirted with the management of a couple of promising Local bands,.. firstly Paralex from Newark and later Nottingham Glamsters Deuce.

Dave eventually sold up after the move to St James street,. he did very well out of the whole thing and is now retired to Switzerland.

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I bought my first 78 in Hindleys in 1947 ( Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra ) Edmundo is 100 years old and still alive in Spain " The Wedding Samba " and side 2 " Mahia From Bahia " , drove my mother mad with it and others of the era. " Red Ingles And His Natural Seven " " Stan Kenton " ( Saw Stan at the Odeon Stage 1962 ) " Stan Freburg

Doris Day ( Still going in the U.S.A." ) Peggy Lee, And on the radio Saturday night was Jack Jackson with the Top Twenty.

And Sunday afternoon Sam Costa.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=VBcASC9VqzY

( As kids in Bulwell we sang a bawdy version of this ( Two Monkeys up a stick etc )

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Bumping this thread as there is an interesting page from August 1964 Guardian Journal , listing the (slightly different ) local top twenty at the 3 main record stores in town plus an article about the new releases of the day .

Have I The Right by The Honeycombs is at the top in all three and I really hated that record !

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Going round the record stores and also the music shops used to be one of the pleasures of shopping in Nottingham.

Doing the rounds of Selecta, Co-op, Pearsons, Hindleys, Rediffusion. Then checking out guitars and stuff at Jack Brentnall's or Clement Pianos.

Used to be a treat. Now just getting into town and parking is bad enough.

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Going round the record stores and also the music shops used to be one of the pleasures of shopping in Nottingham.

Doing the rounds of Selecta, Co-op, Pearsons, Hindleys, Rediffusion. Then checking out guitars and stuff at Jack Brentnall's or Clement Pianos.

Used to be a treat. Now just getting into town and parking is bad enough.

I always preferred Rediffusion , as the guys at the time , knew I liked all the Stax and Atlantic soul stuff and would play any new 45s for me that they thought I would like .

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Yeah. Rediffusion was great for rarities.

I think the guy who ran was called Les. He really knew his stuff.

When Rediffusion closed I think he opened a shop near Broadmarsh.

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1977, Rediffusion was run by a guy called Stan. He told me that he had replaced a manager who had been selling loads of bootlegs 'off the books'. Stan and the area manager had gone through the stock when he took over and made a massive bonfire of the records that were nothing to do with Rediffusion. He missed a few which he gave me, a white label of the Stones Live in Detroit and a Hamburg recording of the Beatles, again on white label.

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Is wasn't the same guy who refused to sign up the Beatles as well was it?

Welcome DJBrenton

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Since Cliff mentioned sheet music as well as records, does anyone remember Record Song Book?

A magazine that was specifically for song lyrics.

My brother and I used to buy it regularly to learn what was being sung on hit records.

It was always 100% accurate because they got the lyrics straight from the actual song publishers.

We had a massive pile that we just forget about (probably got trashed). Now these things go for about £7 each on eBay.

You'd think that it would be an easy thing now to get the lyrics for some song off the internet, but nowadays they are very rarely accurate. What's more, because we live in a cut and paste world, if someone posts the lyrics from some song then it's just copied as is. People don't seem to care about where the thing originated. But then again, people don't care much about music these days!

(or accuracy).

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...does anyone remember Record Song Book?

A magazine that was specifically for song lyrics.

My brother and I used to buy it regularly to learn what was being sung on hit records.

I'd forgotten that, but now you mention it I remember it because I often used to buy it as well. I couldn't have told you what it was called other than "that magazine with the words"

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Since Cliff mentioned sheet music as well as records, does anyone remember Record Song Book?

If it was out in about 1971 i'd say yes I remember it - a great little mag indeed - must've been somewhere around 5p to buy. A typical Saturday would be to buy this mag then go to Alberta on Hyson Green or Eddy's on Alfreton Rd to buy second hand (ex Juke-Box) records. On occasion I'd be able to buy new 45's from Rediffusion on Hyson Green - Them were the days!

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Is wasn't the same guy who refused to sign up the Beatles as well was it?

Welcome DJBrenton

That rings vague bells.

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No, that was Quasimodo.

But in factual mode, one of the best sheet music shops was Nequests, at the top of Central Market. For Records it was Trevor Budworths shop on Drury Hill. Does anyone remember Trev.,married to Amber Vandella, The local stripper who performed on Wilford Grove in the Meadows. I forget the name of the club.

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one of the best sheet music shops was Nequests, at the top of Central Market.

And also on South Sherwood Street

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For Records it was Trevor Budworths shop on Drury Hill.

Where (and when) on Drury Hill was that? I don't remember it, but maybe I wasn't old enough.

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Hi Cliff Ton.

This photo of Nequest's has got me going. I recognise the area as opposite the Empire Theatre but can only remember it as part of the old Post & Journal Building where there was an entrance to a basement Snooker Hall full of Nottingham's Finest Husslers.

Re. Drury Hill record shop, it was situated on the right going down about 20yds after the bend. About opposite the Plumbers (Webbs I believe) and just before the Café.

Thinking back, The building in your picture is also very like the one which housed Elston & Hopkins Billiard Hall on the first floor near to the present day Stage Door (not the pub) I stick with opposite the Empire, but either place would have been appropriate to have a music shop. Do you know when the picture was taken.

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A a kid i only remember a record shop half way down Clumber street

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This photo of Nequest's has got me going. I recognise the area as opposite the Empire Theatre but can only remember it as part of the old Post & Journal Building where there was an entrance to a basement Snooker Hall full of Nottingham's Finest Husslers.

Not opposite the Empire, in fact a bit further along from it. If you look at the extreme right of the photo you can see the Newton building of Trent Uni just creeping into the frame. So the closest equivalent today would be something like here http://goo.gl/maps/OwIRp

And according to Picture the Past, where the photo came from, it's 1969.

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Dad was a pianist and used to play at the Gladstone Liberal Club on St Ann's Well road on Saturday nights in the 50's and early 60's and I used to spend many Saturday mornings with him in Nequests ploughing through acres of sheet music to find something "different" to play.

I used to frequent them on my own account to buy folk music and accessories for my guitar; strings, scratch plates etc. Also used their Central Market stall for browsing whilst waiting for Mum to finish work at Joices, the biscuit shop at the top of the Market on Glasshouse Street.

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Also used their Central Market stall for browsing whilst waiting for Mum to finish work at Joices, the biscuit shop at the top of the Market on Glasshouse Street.

If you haven't seen this before.......http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/frontend.php?action=printdetails&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;NTGM014715&prevUrl=

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John Menzies

There was a gang out last round Canning Circus on a John Menzies Christmas reunion, told they used to have a distribution center just off Alfreton road?

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