January 3, 2014

hmv flashbacks: 12 days of time-travelling for the festive season
by James
James
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hmv flashbacks: 12 days of time-travelling for the festive season

1. Echo & The Bunnymen: ‘Twist & Shout’
To kick off the series we went time travelling back to 1987, with Echo & The Bunnymen performing ‘Twist & Shout’ live on the roof of 363 Oxford Street

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2. Duran Duran work a shift at hmv
Back in 1985, Duran Duran were no strangers to selling records, but not quite like this. We trained them up and put them behind the tills.

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3. New Kids On The Block: ‘Step by Step’
We went back to 2008 to watch the reformed New Kids On The Block perform ‘Step by Step’ at 150 Oxford Street.

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4. Doves: ‘Catch the Sun’
In another rooftop performance at 363 Oxford Street, Doves entertained the crowds with a live rendition of 'Catch The Sun' from 2000.

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5. Suede – ‘Metal Mickey’
Suede performed this classic from their first album for us back in 2003 at 150 Oxford Street

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6. The Streets: ‘Dry Your Eyes’
The Streets gave fans a performance of ‘Dry Your Eyes’ at 150 Oxford Street in 2008

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Madonna performing at 150 Oxford Street
Madonna performing at 150 Oxford Street
Echo & The Bunnymen live on the roof at 363 Oxford Street
Echo & The Bunnymen live on the roof at 363 Oxford Street

7. Roots Manuva: ‘Let The Spirit’
Appearing at 150 Oxford Street to promote album Slime and Reason in 2008, Roots Manuva and the Banana Klan crew perform ‘Let The Spirit’ for fans.

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8. The Charlatans – ‘One to Another’
The Charlatans perform 'One To Another' at our 150 Oxford Street store in 2006.

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9. The Killers: Mr. Brightside
With an early performance of their hit ‘Mr. Brightside’ from the debut album, we went back to 2004 to watch a live performance at 150 Oxford Street from The Killers

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10. Madonna: ‘Like A Prayer’
Madge dropped in for a live performance at 150 Oxford Street while touring her 2003 album American Life to give fans a performance of her 1989 classic ‘Like A Prayer’.

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11. Franz Ferdinand: ‘Take Me Out’
Looking fresh-faced in 2004, it’s Franz Ferdinand performing ‘Take Me Out’ at 150 Oxford Street

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12. Elvis Costello: Performance & Interview at 150 Oxford Street, on London Tonight
To finish the series we have something a little different – Elvis Costello’s 2003 performance at 150 Oxford Street made the news, we brought you the footage…

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