June’s Record Club: THE SOUNDS OF ’66


Honestly, it’s a complete coincidence. But let’s call it serendipity…

I’m not much of a football fan, and although I am of course aware that England last won the World Cup in 1966, when I put this event on the calendar a few months back, I wasn’t aware that this year is World Cup year. And more to the point, that it’s the first match of the tournament on the very same day as this session. (Brazil v Croatia if you’re wondering).

But who cares about that?!

On Thursday 12th June, we’ll be having our very own international tournament, as we time travel via the power of vinyl back to 1966 and pitch the UK against the USA. Six (albums) a side, including a fine selection of classics and lost gems.

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Hollies and Georgie Fame represent the UK, with Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Nina Simone, Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Lind for the USA.

Vote in the polls below for the ones you want to hear (a maximum of two choices in each poll) and we’ll play the winning two albums in full on the night.


For the authentic sound of ’66, the Dansette RG31 will be making a return appearance with a stack of 45s for a spot of Dansette Roulette, plus Manchester DJ legend Martin the Mod will be on hand to spin a few choice cuts. And of course, if you have any records from 1966 that you’d like to share then bring them along.

Cast your votes now – two for the UK and two for the USA.

As for the footy… Well, if you want to bring a football-related record, I’m sure we’ll find time to slip one or two in at the end of the night as a good luck gesture to the England squad. Such generosity of spirit!

Glossop Record Club presents THE SOUNDS OF ’66
Thursday 12th June, 8-11pm.
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT.

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Talking shop…

Well that was a bit different.

Breaking away (again!) from our usual two album format, Graham Jones, author of ‘Last Shop Standing’ and ‘Strange Requests and Comic Tales from Record Shops’ was at the Labour Club to tell us about his life in the music industry and share entertaining and enlightening stories of record shops and industry (dodgy) dealings, with plenty of laughs along the way.


Alongside that, Graham brought along a couple of his favourite records for a spin, and others came with their Record Store Day purchases (one of them being played for the first time, thanks John!). And we musn’t forget Rae from The Radio Shed with a quiz that resulted in a three-way tiebreak. The controversy still lingers.

Listen to highlights of the talk and music here.


Read an interview Graham did with Glossop Life prior to his visit here.


A few comments from Twitter:

“thanks for another great night. Graham Jones was brilliant can’t wait to read the book watch the film”

“Another very enjoyable evening at tonight. Can’t wait to re-watch Last Shop Standing.”

“Great night at once again! Good talk from Graham Jones. Funny stories. Oh and we won the quiz!!”

“we wiz robbed…”

“I had another fun night last night at .”

“Another great night of chat and tunes Club with author Graham Jones.”

“Another fantastic night Fantastic to meet and hear tales from Graham Jones of Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks.”

“Once again a fantastic night this time with author of Last Shop Standing.”


We’ll be back on Thursday 12th June for THE SOUNDS OF ’66. Full details soon.



VARIOUS – GEMS FROM SUN RECORDS (Sun Records, Record Store Day 2014 LP)

Side One: Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes/The Kirby Sisters – Red Velvet/Willie Nix – Baker Shop Boogie/Roy Orbison – Ooby Dooby/Howlin’ Wolf – Oh Red/Malcolm Yelvington – Drinkin’ Wine Spodee O Dee/Charlie Rich – Who Will The Next Fool Be

Side Two: Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On/Rufus Thomas – Bear Cat/Big Memphis Marainey – Call Me Anything, But Call Me/Little Junior’s Blue Flames – Feelin’ Good/Billy Lee Riley – Red Hot/Sonny Burgess – Red Headed Woman/Brother James Anderson – I’m Tired My Soul Needs Restin’


The Cherry Boys – Kardomah Cafe (Crash, 1983, 12″)


The Specials – Sock It To ’em JB (Dub)/Rat Race (dub) (Two Tone, RSD 2014 7″)


David Bowie – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (Parlophone, RSD 2014 7”)


Big Star – My Life Is Right (Nothing Can Hurt Me, Omnivore, RSD 2013 LP)


THE WATERBOYS – An Appointment with Mr Years (Proper Records, 2011)

The Hosting Of The Shee/Song Of Wandering Aengus/News For The Delphic Oracle/A Full Moon In March/Sweet Dancer/White Birds/The Lake Isle Of Innisfree/Mad As The Mist And Snow/Before The World Was Made/September 1913/An Irish Airman Foresees His Death/Politics/Let The Earth Bear Witness/The Faery’s Last Song