hmv celebrates its 100th birthday!
Today (July 24th) marks the 100th anniversary of hmv!
Back in July of 1921, the Gramophone Company, who'd 14 years earlier opened one of the UK's first dedicated record factories, took the decision to open the first hmv at 363 Oxford Street in London,
The shop, which had been a men's clothing shop; was open by famed composer Sir Edward Elgar and launched a beloved brand that has now lasted 100 years.
Celebrations for the centenary are going on throughout 2021. An exclusive range of vinyl launches next week and you can click here for full details on the many releases we have in store to mark our 100th birthday.
You can follow the celebrations across our social channels, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but below are a snapshot, showcasing the creativity and love the brand still produces in artists, labels, studios, our store staff, and, most importantly, our customers...
Wishing @hmvtweets a massive Happy 100th Birthday 🎂— Jack Savoretti (@JackSavoretti) July 20, 2021
We've shared some fun moments along the way!
To support artists, discover something new, or join me at an upcoming signing, go to hmv or https://t.co/roYR6fdeFK#happy100hmv pic.twitter.com/6fKRUuuPD9
A lot's changed since Edward Elgar first opened our doors on #OxfordStreet in 1921. You've been here with us every step of the way though, so we just want to say a massive thank you to all of you for giving us 100 years of amazing memories! Happy birthday hmv!#happy100hmv #hmv pic.twitter.com/w7RIh5xQhU— hmv Vault (@hmvVault) July 20, 2021
Happy 100th Birthday @hmvtweets - What an achievement thank you for being a home to physical music formats for all these years! 💿 🎶— Alfie Boe OBE (@AlfieBoe) July 20, 2021
Do you remember buying your first album from HMV?#happy100hmv pic.twitter.com/FO8zANoDcE