Birmingham city centre store to sell huge record collection and says 'we really hope'

The giant record collection of a well-known tour manager and music promoter who worked with artists from Bon Jovi to The Chemical Brothers, is up for sale in a Birmingham city centre store.

Amassed over decades of touring across the country, Dee McLoughlin’s collection features a vast array of vinyl records and rare collectibles across various genres, including music from George Michael, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen. On Saturday, June 29, St Basils pop-up shop will open the late music promoter’s personal archives up to the public for purchase.

The fair will take place from midday until 3pm in the Great Western Arcade, with proceeds from the sale benefiting St Basils, a charity that supports over 4,000 young people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

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The charity offers young people access to accommodation as well as Life Skills and Employability programmes, helping young people live independently and earn accredited qualification.

“The records are in great condition - and across a variety of music styles.” said Barrie Hodge, head of fundraising for St Basils. He added: “We really hope they find new homes amongst music fans at our event and help us raise money to ensure that young people in the West Midlands do not experience homelessness.”