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New book and tour: The Vinyl Revival And The Shops That Made It Happen

New book and tour: The Vinyl Revival And The Shops That Made It Happen

The new book ‘The Vinyl Revival And The Shops That Made It Happen’ by Graham Jones, author of The Last Shop Standing, is available from all good record shops from September 21st 2018.

It’s the story of the vinyl revival through the eyes of those that made it happen, the independent record shops. The vinyl revival book and the shops that made it happenIt’s a practical guide, grouped into counties with addresses, contact details and stock listed, along with a plethora of tips. Unusually for a large paperback it boasts some stunning colour photographs. You will be guided by a remarkable man on a mission, Graham Jones.

Graham has spent 32 years visiting the UK’s independent record shops and has now been to more than any other human. His book delves into the great vinyl revival – how it came about (with thanks to Record Store Day) and the benefits that have come from it too – new jobs, new shops and great music.

Intriguing anecdotes include the following:

  • The shop manager who sold his vinyl collection to save his life.
  • Record shop owner wins £148 million and sets up his dream shop.
  • The shop where John Lennon was reduced to tears.
  • How an international rock star was mistaken for a motor vehicle.
  • Rock star offers to be best man after a proposal of marriage takes place in a record shop.
  • The shop where a customer saves the day by giving a world famous band a lift to the stadium.
  • The shop owner who sold his house to buy more vinyl.

Graham will shortly be embarking on a promotional tour of record shops with

Come along to a hilarious yet heartwarming talk and support the #VinylRevival.

21 September – Viva-Vinyl Record Shop, Hove SOLD OUT

24 September – Beatons Tearooms in Petersfield, 7.30pm

25 September – Let it Roll Records Ltd, Camden

29 September – Sylvans Sports Club, Channel Islands

6 October – Cheltenham Literature Festival – Montpellier Gardens, Badlands Records, Cheltenham

12 October – Longwell Records, Keynsham

18 October – Les Aldrich Music, Muswell Hill

19 October – The Pavilion Broadstairs

25 October – Truck Store, Oxford 6.30pm

26 October – WINYL, Manningtree, Essex

2 November – The Diskery Record Shop, Birmingham

4 November – 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, 2pm

7 November – Spinning Discs Sheffield

8 November – Loafers, Halifax

9 November – Bug Vinyl, Beverley

13 November – Waterstones, Chippenham

15 November – Abbazappa record shop, Derry City, NI

6 December – Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham

8 December – Diverse Records, Newport

Includes an individual pop quiz so somebody will walk off with a big prize. All at 7pm unless specified.

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