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Small Shop And Huge Centre On UK Music Map in Cardiff

Small Shop And Huge Centre On UK Music Map

Two Cardiff venues have made it onto a list of Britain’s top 10 musical landmarks.


The list, by official tourism website VisitBritain, has named Spillers Records and the Millennium Centre as two of the UK’s most significant spots in the world of music.


Spillers claims the title of the oldest record shop in the world and was founded in 1894 by Henry Spiller. It was originally at Queen’s Arcade, but was moved to its current site The Hayes, in the 1940s.


It began selling phonographs, wax phonograph cylinders and shellac phonograph discs.


A spokesman for Spillers said: “Over the years Spillers has seen and supplied many varied types of pre-recorded music. Today we pride ourselves on our diverse selection of music on both compact discs and good old vinyl at very competitive prices.”


The Manic Street Preachers are said to be among the shop’s fans.


The Millennium Centre, Cardiff, was also named on the top 10 list. The centre opened in 2004 and has already got a reputation for being a significant music venue.


The outside of the building has been featured in Dr Who and Torchwood and the stunning architecture has made it stand out on the Cardiff skyline.


The variety of music staged at the venue ranges from hip-hop to musical theatre and rock concerts.


Other spots on the top 10 UK list include Abbey Road Studios, the childhood homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, in Liverpool, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, in Glasgow, and the British Music Experience at London’s O2.

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