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Virgin Records' First-Ever Releases: Mike Oldfield, Daevid Allen & Gong, Faust

Ed Jones, Cracker, June 1973

AT 18, RICHARD BRANSON STARTED a nationwide magazine called Student, from a basement in Connaught Square, London. Realising that literacy was a faltering skill among the over-16s, he switched to the more lucrative field of records, and set up the first cut-price Virgin Records store in Oxford Street.

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