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Rude Blues – back in stock again

One of our best selling items is now back in stock again, all Blues was rude and disgustingly provocative, with musicians singing in code to get past the censors. Well people have been singing about sex since the dawn of popular music – and since the roots of rock are[…]

The Magpie magazine


We have currently delayed plans to print our bi-monthly Magpie magazine while we are holding discussions with various record companies with a view to organising exclusive special issues, label by label. We are of course still shipping all orders placed and we still welcome all your new ones. Post Brexit voting, and the[…]

Peter Sarstedt – the best of

Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt, best known for the song Where Do You Go To (My Lovely), has died at the age of 75, his family has said. The song topped the UK singles charts in February 1969 and remained number one for four weeks. It was also number one in many other[…]

Embassy recordings available

The eternally uncool, unloved Embassy Records was one of the most successful and profitable UK record labels of the 50s & 60s, yet you won’t find any of their best sellers listed in the Official Charts book, and you never heard them on the wireless, either. The reason for their[…]

The Triumph Records release now in stock

we are pleased to announce that the newest release in the RockHistory British labels series is now in stock. Featuring the extraordinary work of producer Joe Meek, it covers the Triumph label in all its glory, and has many rarities on board. You can of course click on the image[…]

More guitar gems

This new guitarists double CD gem features all British guitarists from the era of the British session man. Yes the guitar part of Cliff Richards ‘Move It’ was not played by his band, it was played by a hired hand. All the great British guitarists of the time were making[…]