Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Vinyl-Lovers Are in a Spin over Record Store Day ; Thousands Help Turn Event into a Big successQueues Stretch Down Neighbouring Streets

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Vinyl-Lovers Are in a Spin over Record Store Day ; Thousands Help Turn Event into a Big successQueues Stretch Down Neighbouring Streets

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HUNDREDS of vinyl-mad music lovers queued overnight and round the block in the Northern Quarter as part of Record Store Day.

Many began queueing at 9.30pm on Friday to get their hands on rare vinyl singles and albums at Piccadilly Records - released exclusively for the event to promote independent labels and record shops. By the time the shop opened at 8am on Saturday there were nearly a thousand people - including one 10-year-old vinyl nut - waiting in the queue, which stretched down Oldham Street, along Thomas Street and back up Tib Street.

Tim Wright, 42, from Urmston, embraces the spirit of Record Store Day every year. He said: "I'm a total vinyl addict and I'm in here all the time. It's the busiest I've ever seen it today."

Shop assistant Paul Allen, known as 'Pastor Paul', from Stretford, said Piccadilly Records is thriving. He said: "We are doing well. People come here to get the records they can't get elsewhere. We are a specialist store and people know that they can't beat buying a record they can hold and feel. …

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