Some 60 music lovers crammed into Music’s Not Dead on Friday for the experience of seeing legend Steve Hackett up close.
He was at the store in Devonshire Road for a session of answering questions from fans about his amazing career in music, from Genesis to his current release, and he then signed albums for the next two hours.
His personal appearance was a coup for Music’s Not Dead which is now looking forward to Record Store Day on Saturday April 18, with more than 500 exclusive vinyl releases. These will be from the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix, Father John Misty and Laura Marling.
Owner Del Querns commented: “The queue started at 1am last year and reached the bottom of Devonshire Road by 7am. This year is going to be the our biggest Record Store Day yet...but it’s not all about the releases, it’s about celebrating record shops, and with that in mind we have free live music all afternoon.”
The line-up is 2.30pm Co-Pilgrim, 3.30pm Gill Sandell and Chris T-T, 4pm Police Dog Hogan, 5pm Emily Barker