Going For A Song Chronicles The Tale Of Britain’s Record Shops

New book incoming...

New book Going For A Song chronicles the history of Britain's Record Shops.

Round about 10 years ago or so only one type of article was commissioned about British record shops: obituaries.

Vinyl, we were told, was a dead format, downloading was here to stay, and that record shops would move online, into the digital realm.

Fast forward a decade or more and vinyl sales are at their highest level since 1991 and more shops seem to spring up on a weekly basis.

New book Going For A Song details the history, the fall, and subsequent resurgence of Britain's record shops, and the communities around them.

Moving from early shellac outlets to dub shacks, Soho shebeens to Brian Epstein's NEMS network in Liverpool, it looks fascinating, packed with detail and new interviews.

Here's a thing… What connects David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Danny Baker and Pete Burns? They all entered the music industry by working in a record shop.

Complete with a foreword by Stewart Lee, you can order Going For A Song HERE.

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