|43 Kilburn High Road, site of Phillips first shop, 2012|
An 1879 advert said his Kilburn shop had 15,000 items of sheet music in stock. It also pointed out:
|70 Kilburn High, corner of West End Lane, site of Phillips shop, 2012|
Business did well and in 1890 Phillips bought Number 70 and 72 Kilburn High Road on the opposite side of the road, at the corner of West End Lane. He demolished the two existing shops and built one large warehouse with room for 70 pianos on the ground floor. The architect was E.A. Heffer and the builder H.B. Oldrey of Kilburn. Four composer’s heads (Bach, Handel, Mozart and Beethoven), are still visible at first floor level. At one time Phillips also had branches in Ealing, Harlesden and Harrow.
|Cocoa, next to the Tricycle Theatre, 2012. Site of Blanks Music Store|
Les Smith says he bought ‘Jailhouse Rock’ on the day it was released in 1957, from a record shop which opened for a short period on the Kilburn High Road between Netherwood Street and Palmerston Road.
|163 Kilburn High Road, site of Kilburn Record Centre, 2012|
1 Grangeway, next to the Grange Park
Mick Clerkin started Ritz Records in 1981 and produced Irish records. They had an office in Garrick Street, Covent Garden.
|Helga’s Records in the 1960s|
|Banana Tree Resturant, site of Helga’s, 2012|
Shirley’s Record Shop
Shirley Bassey signs her album.
Looking on are, left to right, pop singers Danny Williams, Shane Fenton and Jess Conrad.
|Art 4 Fun, 172 West End Lane, site of Shirley’s Records, 2012|
Joe Palmer’s record shop (name not known)
|Roni’s Bagels, 250 West End Lane, 2012. Site of Joe Palmer’s|