Record Shops of Central Manchester, Number 1: Fopp, 19 Brown Street, Manchester.
We all need a good old fashioned record shop for crate digging and to help feed our habit, and recently, Manchester lost one of its better ones. Just over a week ago, I was sad to learn that Fopp had closed its doors once and for all. To mark its passing, record its place in our city's history and to commemorate its fabulous reign, I've uploaded thirteen photographs of its interior space. What was there not to like? - a shop that sold discounted CDs, vinyl; DVDs; Blue Rays; and books. The staff even had 'ask me, ask me, ask me' emblazoned on the back of their shirts and I once saw Johnny Marr shopping there with Tim Finn! This is just to thank all of the staff who made shopping there such a pleasure and who I'm told were given no notice for the termination of their contracts. Very upsetting news all round. RIP Fopp.
Postscript June 2019: I'm delighted to say that Fopp has now reopened, albeit with new staff. Welcome back - we've missed ya!