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Did you know that Spillers in Cardiff, which opened in 1894, is the oldest record shop in the world? In the music business longer than Cliff Richard it started out selling wax phonograph-cylinders and the equipment needed to play them, along with that technological leap forward shellac discs. The first shop was in The Queen’s Arcade; it later moved to The Hayes; and recently shifted again to The Morgan Arcade.

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Brian Josephson
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Colin Jackson
Geraint Thomas
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Gillian Clarke
Griff Rhys Jones
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Howard Spring
Ivor Novello
John Humphrys
Jon Ronson
Lisa Rogers
R S Thomas
Rhodri Morgan
Ryan Giggs
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