One of a number of 1970s record shop bags donated to the Archive by Ashley Kennerley. I love the designs and can't believe how many different shops there were around at that time.
Bingo Jesus remembers:
"I think Vibes opened in its own right around 1977. I started working for a major label in that year and remember getting a call from the office that a new account had opened, and to call in. Start of a great relationship with Tony, Yvonne, Paul, Gordon and the staff in there. Fantastic shop, run like clockwork, one of the best independents in the country, no doubt about that. Tony was a workaholic, there till all hours. Lovely guy, we had some great banter but he drove a hard bargain when it came to buying stuff. I still miss him.
Disc & Tape Exchange was at the other side of the precinct - they also had a shop in Accrington. No match for Vibes - the Bury shop was eventually taken over by Tony and traded as Muze.
Save Records was run by an ex-goalkeeper (hence "Save") they also had a stall on Rochdale market."
Artefact added : 12th February 2014