Record Mirror

Record Mirror was a British weekly music newspaper, published between 1954 and 1991. The paper became respected by both mainstream pop music fans and serious record collectors. It was the most progressive of the four competing music weeklies of its day, the others being Melody Maker, New Musical Express (NME) and Disc magazine.

Launched two years after the NME, Record Mirror never attained the circulation figures of its higher-profile rival, but during the 1960s and early 1970s it did achieve a respectable circulation based upon its reputation. The first ever UK album chart was published in Record Mirror in 1956, and during the 1980s it was the only consumer music paper to carry the official UK singles and UK albums charts used by the BBC for Radio 1 and Top of the Pops, as well as the equivalent US Billboard charts.

The title ceased publication in April 1991 when owners United Newspapers closed or sold off most of their consumer magazines, including their two music titles Record Mirror and Sounds, in order to concentrate on their newspaper business. In 2010 Giovanni di Stefano bought the rights to the name Record Mirror and relaunched it as an online music gossip website in 2011, bearing little relation to its previous incarnation.

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Record Mirror - Employees - 1980s/1990s
... Nancy Culp (real name Gill Smith, 1957–2009) – formerly a press officer for Rough Trade Records before moving into journalism it was Morrissey (of ... Culp was also responsible for Record Mirror's gossip column Lip for much of the latter half of the 1980s before moving to the NME ... Tony Farsides – later became editor of the Record Mirror supplement in Music Week Malu Halasa Tim Jeffries – became editor of Jocks and oversaw the transformation to DJ Mag Eleanor Levy ...
Old New Borrowed And Blue - Release
... Upon release, Record Mirror magazine released an article based on the album's demand ... just before releases were 170,000 which means 1,190,000 single record units ... Holder save for "Just a Little Bit" and you had the Record Mirror magazine verdict last week on the tracks - hit all the way!" In a Record Mirror review, a Slade spokesman stated "the ...
UK Singles Chart - History - Early Charts
... Before sales of records were compiled a song's popularity was measured by sales of sheet music ... Record charts in the UK began in 1952, when Percy Dickins of the New Musical Express (NME) gathered a pool of 52 stores willing to report sales figures ... Record Mirror compiled its own Top 10 chart for 22 January 1955 it was based on postal returns from record stores (which were financed by the newspaper) ...
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... UK music paper Disc (and Music Echo), later Record Mirror ... strips, such as The Invisible Man, a staple of his Record Mirror years, with Young Julie, The Invisible Woman and more.) In 1977, the Record Mirror strip was deemed not contemporary enough and was ended ... as a celebration of JEO's work in Disc and Record Mirror but JEO contributed new material, as well as obscure historical stuff and a new, e-mailed (and free) weekly strip involving Fresco-Le-Ra ...

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