A look back at Virgin Megastore Buchanan Street – Glasgow’s lost music mecca

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Nowadays with the likes of Spotify and Youtube, music lovers across the globe can listen to their favourite tracks and artists with a touch of a button.And yet, while people might have gained easy access to music, technology has also threatened the very future of the real, physical places we hold dear where people would head to or where pals would congregate and spend endless hours searching for or listening to their favourite music. For those of us over the age of 30 in Glasgow, we had our own music and entertainment ‘church’ that, for years, felt like the real beating heart of the city; the Virgin Megastore on Buchanan Street.
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It was the city centre spot where you’d meet your pal(s) at the weekend, where you’d spend your pocket money or wages, where you’d listen to new releases, where you’d get your CD or book signed by your favourite artist or author, where you’d see a band live on the day their album was being released, where you’d queue up outside for tickets for much-anticipated gigs (sometimes since the crack of dawn) or where you’d just kill some time while …

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