These records remind me of my teenage years, of good memories and bad ones. I got my first record player from a second hand shop when I was fifteen and used to listen to people like Helen Shapiro, the Beatles, Cliff Richard and Connie Francis. The first record I ever bought was ‘Rock around the Clock’. I used to hang around the record shops in Leyton and Stepney and spent a lot of time listening to music in the booths. I like these 45s because they are solid, not like MP3s which have no substance.

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