About this memory
1964 – Pete’s Shop was a Mecca for Edinburgh musicians especially on a Saturday it was packed to the roof. Everything you needed to be a Rock and Roll star was available in this small shop situated in Hope Park Terrace near the Meadows.
The Hipple People’s backline amplification was mainly bought there including two Vox AC 30 guitar amps, a Vox Foundation bass combo and VOX column speakers, microphones and amplifers for vocals and everything in between.
Pete was a very amiable man who was also a very talented keyboard player himself, and he ran the shop with his trusty side kick George and his two sons. He would bend over backwards to accommodate you and when David spotted the first 6 Channel 100w Selmer pa Amp one Saturday, he managed to talk him into selling him it, even though it was bought in for someone else !!!!
Jim, John and Sandy also bought their guitars there.
Pete was a legendary figure who looked after his customer’s and they responded to him likewise !!!!
Ref no – 21 – 1964 – Jim