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Ready for stereo?

Back in 1968 when this advert appeared in Melody Maker, stereo was still a pricey upgrade for most pop music fans, and many were playing records on older mono record players even though the stereo format had been around for … Continue reading

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Ann Pickford, fifties cover girl.

The world’s first LP cover super model?  Ann Pickford appeared on over fifty albums sleeves in the mid-fifties, stunningly photographed by Paul Huf for the Dutch Philips label.  The story of her sleeve career and nine examples are shown in … Continue reading

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Columbia boxed

An interesting (well I thought so!) vintage Columbia records shipping box found recently. Will anyone be chasing down early Amazon shipping boxes in 80 years time?

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Record Shop Archive

Happily the apathy from local arts organisations about popular culture exhibitions in Sheffield isn’t reflected everywhere (you’ll have to excuse my grump – two years running now I’ve been up for doing a sleeve art display for the Sensoria music … Continue reading

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