An Old School Record Collector Disc-usses 33 & 45 RPM. Visiting 100s of Record Shops from Old England to New Zealand, Gathering 3259 LPs, 647 Singles & 2386 CDs En Route
How one man's desire to acquire ever more vinyl records saw him visit ever more record shops all over the world, from Old Christchurch to New Zealand, while affecting, educating, enhancing, enriching, exasperating, frustrating, impoverishing himself and those around him en route.
A revival of interest in vinyl music has taken place in recent years - but for many of those from the 'baby boomer' generation, who made their acquaintance with the music of their youth in this way, it never went away...
Graham Sharpe is a high-profile veteran of the betting industry with 45 years service of bookies William Hill to his credit - but he also boasts of being a vinyl record veteran with well over 50 years service as a serious 45 and 33rpm collector. When he was promoting William Hill as their Media Relations Director,
Graham would relax by visiting every record shop he could find, from London to New Zealand, to feed his voracious vinyl appetite, scorning and spurning to this day, advice that Spotify, downloading, streaming, were the way to go.
His life has been played out to a background of personally significant vinyl-related events and his own large and ever-growing collection of LPs not only reflects his muscial addiction, but also represents an intensely direct link to many of his key experiences.
In this unique book he considers all the elements of record collecting which he loves - and one or two he doesn't - as he continues his long-term project to visit every surviving secondhand record shop in his own and other countries, and reports on the many characters he has encountered, and the adventures he has accrued along the way.
- Publication Date:
- 10 / 12 / 2019
- 153 x 234mm