Ralph's Records (Corporation Street, near Victoria Station)

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Ads from Grass Eye, Nov 1969

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Although some bands bought sheet music, many chose to just buy the record and learn it from there. Ralph's had a really good selection of soul imports and was the haunt for many of the early dj's.

Ralph's was the place to go - I bought "London Live at the Marque Club" there in 67? - possibly my all time favourite album! Just got a copy again in recent weeks - thanks Malcolm!!!!! Hey I still know all the words and links between tracks.

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Phoenix City Smash perfectly reflect the times by having photos taken at many of the in-places of the time. Other pics taken on same day include New Century Hall, Top of the Town, George Best Boutigue and The Wheel - plus Spin Inn (below).

Webmaster with head down, second right.  Wouldn't do that now - a hole at the back!


I used to work at Ralphs Records around 1968-69, it was an amazing place, not just a record shop it was a great place to meet and hear new music. Great times. We had to write the weeks new Top Ten on a blackboard. OK till Cliff hit no 1 with 'Congratulations'. Ditsy here renamed him Cliff Richardson ... shamefaced fool ... I never noticed. 

Lynn Richardson - 28/12/10

 

 

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