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34 Nostalgic Pictures Of HMV Oxford Street Spanning 70 Years

Last Sunday, HMV’s flagship store at 150 Oxford Street was relocated to its spiritual home at number 363.

We look at the store’s long history in central London with vintage pictures spanning 70 years.

1920s.

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Illuminated sign on the front of the 363 Oxford Street store in the 1920s, featuring the names of the famous singers of that era.

1930s.

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The first HMV listening booths seen in the 1930s.

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The front of the HMV 363 Oxford Street store caught fire on 26th December 1937.

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The HMV recording room.

1940s.

1950s.

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A procession in celebration of the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II marches past HMV 363 Oxford Street in 1953.

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The Dance Department from HMV 363 Oxford Street.

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The 2nd Floor Personal Export and Classical department.

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Entertainer Eddie Fisher at the launch of the ‘Stage And Screen Department’.

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A blender demonstration.

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Customer listening booths.

1960s.

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HMV EMI directors with The Beatles, alongside manager Brian Epstein and producer George Martin with the painting of Nipper the dog in the background.

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The World music department.

1970s.

1980s.

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Matt Tucker is the UK picture editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
Alan White is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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