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TALLBIRD RECORDS CHESTERFIELD

Music retail veteran Maria Harris was prompted into action when the last record shop in Chesterfield closed. Gary Walker discovers how Tallbird Records was founded and why Maria’s avoiding ladders this Record Store Day

When Maria Harris opened the doors of Tallbird Records in Chesterfield six years ago, it was the culmination of a life spent working in record shops, a journey that took Maria from her childhood home of Kent to the Derbyshire market town via London and the famous Beggars Banquet.

After completing a film degree in the early 80s, when Maria’s passion for postpunk and new wave records by Blondie, Talking Heads, Television and Buzzcocks began to blossom, her record shop story started wiTha part-time job at Richard’s Records in Canterbury.

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