And so the news is out, after 18 years trading, Intoxica! of Portobello Road is to close. It joins a long, sad roll call of record shops we have loved and lost: Plastic Passion and its later incarnation as home of the feuding Bills, Minus Zero and Stand Out; Camden Town's hallowed Rock On; Dobell's; Ray's; At The Hop in Fulham; Spinning Disc in Chiswick and so many more.
We miss them all and dearly wish that Intoxica! was not joining this unhappy list. Intoxica! will be open until June, we urge you to pay a visit while you can.
Intoxica!, 231 Portobello Road Notting Hill, London W11 1LT. Tel: 020 7229 8010
Below: Dobell's, Shaftesbury Avenue in the 1960s
Below: a series of photos taken at Rock On in 1980 by Flickr user Affendaddy.
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