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Popular record store Head to close in January: For over 20 years there has been a record shop based at Head’s premises with it being a Virgin Megastore and Zavvi previously. Down the years, Head, has hosted lots of events featuring bands such as Spector and Reverend and The Makers in recent times.

Local record stores reaping the benefit of renewed interest in vinyl: Local record shops have seen an uptick in vinyl sales during the past five years, a trend that mirrors national sales. Vinyl sales nationally rose by 52 percent during the past year to $221.8 million. Vinyl revenue was higher than ad-supported streaming, which made nearly $60 million less, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Good vibrations: From designing ships to making turntables: “I think every home should have a turntable,” says Igor Gligorov. “The world would be a better place.” His enthusiasm is perhaps understandable, because as the founder of boutique hi-fi brand Soulines, Igor certainly has a stake in the issue.

Old Vinyl With A New Spin: Flying off the tables at the Nov. 29 vinyl record show in Palatine were LPs by Led Zeppelin, Jim Hendrix, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Elvis, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and more. “This is my second year doing this show,” Bob Szeliga of Mount Prospect told the Journal & Topics. “It’s been pretty good. One thing I have noticed is that about 30% of those purchasing vinyl are 25 and younger.

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