building, after having previously was located at Malmtorgsgatan and Stureplan. About that store I have told in a previous post. En annan var Lars Larsson med Record Mania. He found a premises at Torsgatan and started up with 1000 singles, 4 crates with LPs and 20 CDs. Innehavaren var trevlig och hans jazzsortimentet var mycket intressant.
He ended up taking over a dry clean shop, change it to a record shop and start selling the records by himself. And then both he and Don Cherry stay in Sweden. A few years after the start of St Eriksgatan, the first branch was opened at Drottninggatan 8, where a mail order sale also was established under the name Toppskivan. At the end of the decade, the store was sold and moved to Medborgarplatsen. The record crates were filled with vinyl from the 70's and the walls were taped with posters on bands like Jethro Tull, Thin Lizzy, Nazareth and Deep Purple. Instead, it was most Japanese collectors and other foreigners who came. My neighborhood was the hot center of records in the 1970s and 80s.
But how much sell? Men vi fick ingen kontakt. Both stores have been closed for a long time. The covers in the display window seems to have been hanging there since the 70's. A stod en gammal fin Levin-bastrumman.