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Terry relives tales of Northern Soul
8:30am Saturday 26th January 2013 in K-L
A KIDDERMINSTER record shop owner has been featured in a DVD telling the story of Northern Soul.
Terry Thomas, who owns Mister Tee’s Rock Stop, in Blackwell Street, talks about his experience in Keep on Burning, the Story of Northern Soul.
Terry has been actively involved in Northern Soul, either writing articles, selling records or DJing.
Terry, originally from Stockport, said: “There are more venues playing Northern Soul records now then there were taking place in 1970s and 80s. People who were out and aboutthen have had their families and now have returned to whatthey love.”
The DVD, made by Terry’s former business partner Glenn Gunton, explores the early days of Northern Soul in London, Manchester and at Wigan Casino.
Terry added: “I’ve worked with Glenn for many years. I advised him on people to interview and I feature in it talking about my experience during that time.”
As well as running the Horsefair collectors shop, Terry DJs across the Midlands.
Terry and Glenn also used to release singles as part of the record label RealSide.
The 99-minute DVD features interviews with soul radio pioneer Tony Blackburn and the founder of Wigan Casino, Russ Winstanley, as well as contributions from record label executives.
Terry added: “I’m really proud of this. It was great to film at the legendary Twisted Wheel in Manchester.
“Glenn is possibly considering doing a documentary on the Mod era as well.