The Virgin record store
I was a student at Sussex University (Falmer) and lived in Brighton and Hove between the years 1974-1977. I remember the old Virgin Records building at the Clock Tower with great affection. After all, where else in those days could one actually listen to records before or without having to buy them ? I also recall one Steve Harris who worked there, a local drummer, first with the band Flatfoot, followed by the wonderful Amazorblades. The latter (whose best, sadly unrecorded, song was called ‘Seven Dials’!) frequently played the Alhambra pub on the seafront which has also disappeared, I believe.