Take mu­si­cal trip down mem­ory lane

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

AF­TER col­lect­ing vinyl records and mu­sic mem­o­ra­bilia for decades, mu­si­cian Ken Jar­ratt has moved his col­lec­tion from his home to a shop.

Cool Rock’n Records is now open at Queens Rd, Scar­ness, where feel­ing a sense of nos­tal­gia is al­most guar­an­teed when you walk in.

Lin­ing the walls are ti­tles from the likes of ACDC, Pink Floyd and Black Sab­bath, next to Dis­ney clas­sics on VHS and Elvis fig­urines on the shelves.

“I used to work in a sec­ond-hand shop in the 1980s which is where a lot of the items come from,” Mr Jar­ratt said.

“When CDs came out, vinyl records be­came re­ally cheap and I bought a lot.”

The ma­jor­ity of sale items are from last cen­tury but Mr Jar­ratt said kids have been brows­ing the store too.

“You have some com­ing in, recog­nis­ing names that I don’t even know,” he said.

“I’ve dis­cov­ered KISS is a big hit with lo­cals.”

PHOTO: VA­LERIE HOR­TON

BACK IN FASH­ION: Cool Rock'n Records store owner Ken Jar­ratt says vinyls are resurg­ing in pop­u­lar­ity.

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