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Beatlemania at Brixton Barnardo’s for Record Store Day

Release Date: 12 Apr 2017

Beatlemania is coming to the Barnardo’s store in Brixton, south London, with rare and collectable recordings and memorabilia going on sale on Record Store Day.

A window dedicated to the incredible musical output of the Fab Four is already on display at the Brixton Road shop, with all the items up for grabs on Saturday, April 22 to raise funds for the charity’s work with vulnerable children, young people and families.

Record hunters will be able to snap up vinyl editions of classic albums by the Beatles and the four individual members, from Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour to George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass and At The Speed of Sound by Wings.

Shop manager and music fan Russell Lewendon has been collecting Beatles-related material together for months, and the lucky few who get to the store early will also be able to pick up sought-after CDs of unofficial early recordings of the band, plus cover LPs such as Basie’s Beatle Bag by big band legend Count Basie and Beatle Music by The Session Men.

Reconditioned musical instruments and collectable Beatles books and T-shirts will also be on offer on the day, coinciding with the re-release of the band’s legendary double A side single, Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever, in independent music shops around the UK.

Brixton Barnardo’s Manager Russell Lewendon said:

I’m a massive Beatles fan and we had a few bits and pieces come in, so I thought we’d keep it for Record Store Day. A lot of collectors save up for this every year and we’d like them to include us on their tour of local record shops.

We’re going to have live music in store in the afternoon with covers of Beatles, Kinks and Rolling Stones classics, and I’d encourage anyone who likes music to come down and see what’s going on.

By buying goods in Barnardo’s stores, shoppers are helping the charity to support the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people, including those who are just leaving care or have experienced child sexual exploitation.

Brixton Barnardo’s will be open from 9am to 5.30pm on Saturday, April 22. The store is on the corner of Brixton Road and Stockwell Road, opposite the Brixton Academy.

ENDS

Notes to editors

For more information please contact Dan Hodges on 07887 737 048 or email dan.hodges@barnardos.org.uk

Picture caption: Brixton Barnardo’s store Manager Russell Lewendon in front of the Beatles-themed window he’s put together for Record Store Day.

For more information about Record Store Day please visit www.recordstoreday.co.uk

Last year 248,000 children, young people and families were supported by Barnardo’s through 996 services across the UK, such as young carers, care leavers, foster carers and adoptive parents, training and skills or parenting classes. We work to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and every year we help thousands of families to build a better future. But we cannot do it without you.


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