An author from Pinner has published a book this week.

Vinyl Countdown by Graham Sharpe was published on Thursday(November 28) and is a blend of memoir, music, travel and social history, which follows Graham’s quest to visit every secondhand record shop across the globe.

Graham Sharpe’s vinyl love affair began in the 1960s and since then he has amassed over 3,000 LPs and spent countless hours visiting record shops worldwide along with record fairs, car boot sales, online and real life auctions.

Stories in the book include the author giving Elton John his first significant media break, Elvis Presley costing him his job, how he ‘invented’ betting on the Christmas number one, and his close friendship with Screaming Lord Sutch.

Vinyl Countdown will appeal to anyone who recalls the first LP they bought and any music fan who derives pleasure from the capacity that records have for transporting you back in time.

Vinyl Countdown is published by Oldcastle Books and is available now.