REDDITCH'S only dedicated record shop will be joining in with BBC Radio 1 celebrating 50 years of being on air.

It will broadcast on DAB and iPlayer for three days from Saturday, September 30.

Tony Blackburn, who was the first voice ever heard on the station, will team up with current breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw, to launch the project.

Independent vinyl record shop Vintage Trax will be marking the special birthday with its own 60s themed event at its Birchfield Road, Headless Cross, shop between 10.30am and 5pm on Saturday.

Owner, Ros Sidaway, said: “I grew up listening to Radio 1 from its launch back in 1967. The 60s was such a great decade for music, from hippies to mods and everything in between.

“As Redditch’s retro record specialists, we felt we just had to join in with the birthday celebrations.”

There will be 60s music playing throughout the day, free nibbles and light refreshments, plus a great selection of vinyl albums on sale from artists including the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, the Who, Beach Boys and many more.

Ros added: "Often referred to as the 'swinging 60s', it is hoped that customers will get into the swing. Anyone who comes into the shop wearing 60s style fashion will have the chance to win a £20 gift voucher.

"It’s a chance to have a bit of retro fun, hopefully with some sun."

On the following Saturday, October 7, Vintage Trax will be celebrating the Apple record label, home of The Beatles, Mary Hopkin, and Plastic Ono Band, to coincide with Headless Cross Community Orchard’s annual Apple Day.

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