New book features celebrated Chesterfield record shop

December 17, 2018 by  

A music shop in Chesterfield is being celebrated with the launch of a brand new book about the town.

Hudsons was a fixture in Chesterfield for over 100 years and provided both vinyl albums for music lovers and instruments for budding stars. It closed its doors for the last time six years ago but now never before seen images of the shop in its heyday have been included in a new book called ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Chesterfield’.

The author of the book is Pete Dodd, who was one of the original members of 1980s band the Thompson Twins and has also worked as a journalist for the Derbyshire Times. The process of researching for his book took him months to complete.

During the 1960s, the town played host to the likes of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix and Hudsons was the focal point of its music scene. Local shops often use promotional products as part of their advertising campaigns.

Speaking to The Star, Dodd stated:

“I thought the search for period pics of Hudsons had been exhausted. So when Keith Hudson – who ran the family business – dropped by just days before the book was printed with a bunch of previously unseen gems, I couldn’t believe my eyes.”

The book is available to buy now.

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