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Vital Records

Label: Vital Records

by Nick Boldockon 2nd April 2017
Vital Records was formed in 1980 by Nik Townend (after the Akrylykz split) and Nick Stewart, a former art student. [...]

Wellington Club flyer, 1980

Flyer: The Wellington Club, 1980

by Nick Boldockon 23rd February 2017
Wellington Club flyer from 1980, kindly donated by promoter/musician Tony Menzies.

Dingwalls Hull

Venue: Dingwalls

by Tim Josephon 21st November 2016
The place to be in 1983. Dingwalls was one of a chain of six regional clubs owned by the manager of the London Dingwalls, Peter Gross along with top promoter Harvey Goldsmith [...]

O'Riley's Hull

Venue: O’Riley’s

by Nick Boldockon 14th November 2016
On 12th August 2013, Hull Music Limited took the keys for O'Rileys, which had been turned from a closed down snooker/pool hall into the beginnings of a live music and entertainment venue by its new owner, who found he did not have enough time to run the building and offered it out on a five year lease. [...]

Norman's Place

Record Shop: Norman’s Place

by Nick Boldockon 9th October 2016
I started my shop first (10 foot square) in Cotta Court in Cottingham, which was like a scene from a spaghetti western. All it needed was the tumbleweed blowing down the street; I swear you could actually hear eerie harmonica being played from the rooftoops by some mute midget in a top hat every time you went down there...

G.O. Records, Hull

Record Shop: G.O. Records (Golden Oldie)

by Nick Boldockon 9th October 2016
We have been around now for over 30 years. We first opened as "Golden Oldie" on Princes Ave where Pave [cafe bar] is now. After a few happy years there we moved a few doors down and after that to our current home on Cottingham Road where we became simply "G.O. Records". We have followed the market from vinyl to cassettes then CDs and now many are going back to vinyl.