In the run up to Record Store Day 2017, we have created a 3-day series to highlight the annual celebration and to give you the lowdown on how far vinyl records have come – from the good old ’90s to now. Rock on, vinyl lovers!
DAY ONE: Past meets present
What’s on – Record Store Day 2017: A readers’ guide to the places to be on Saturday, April 22, including the best vinyl record stores in and around your area, and who will be participating in the event.
A brief history of vinyl records: A short video on vinyl’s evolution.
“Vinyl lovers”: – the first of three profiles of avid local collectors. Meet DJ Eltham John.
DAY TWO: Vinyl records in numbers
The vinyl renaissance: why records are making a comeback – the story and data behind the biggest resurgence of vinyl records for the past 20 years.
Turning tables: the vinyl comeback in numbers – A short video on how vinyl records made their comeback over the past two decades.
“Vinyl lovers”: the second of our profiles of avid local collectors. Meet DJ Hatty Uwanogho.
DAY THREE: Celebrate independent record stores
“Every day is Record Store Day”: an interview with Ronnie Morrow, the man behind the independent record store, Vinyl Deptford.
“Vinyl lovers”: the last of our three profiles of avid local collectors. Meet DJ Yannick Jacob.
APRIL 22: Record Store Day live
Follow all the action live on Eastlondonlines throughout the day, or on @eastlondonlines, #recordstoreday2017