Vinyl revival marked on Record Store Day

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Vinyl junkies are flocking to independent shops across the UK today to mark the country’s eighth Record Store Day.

Action Records in Preston and Malcolm’s Musicland in Chorley are amongst 200 shops celebrating the event, just six days after Britain recognised the booming vinyl revival with the launch of a special vinyl singles chart.

Photo Ian Robinson'Independent traders'Gordon Gibson from Action Records on Church Street in Preston

Photo Ian Robinson'Independent traders'Gordon Gibson from Action Records on Church Street in Preston

Record Store Day which began in the US, is a celebration of the UK’s flourishing independent music sector. Fans gather at shops and join together with artists to showcase the indie culture and the rebirth of vinyl.

Organisers say more than a million vinyl records were sold in the UK in 2014 - the first time since 1996.

Special releases just for today include singles from David Bowie, The Doors, Elvis and Metallica.