Win a pair of tickets to the London Music Mania Record Fair:

For the latest Louder Than War competition we have teamed up with VIP Record Fairs, and are delighted to be able to offer up a pair of tickets for the forthcoming London Music Mania record fair.

The event takes place at Byron Hall, Harrow, HA3 5BD over the weekend 26th & 27th October 2019 – this is the UK’s largest record fair, with vinyl covering all genres from the 1950’s to 2019 on offer from well in excess of 100 dealers. Expect a massive selection of records, CDs, memorabilia and music related. From the ridiculously rare to the stupidly cheap, from the Stones to the Sex Pistols, Kinks to Kasabian, Adele to the Artwoods, Prog Rock to Hip Hop, and Doo Wop to Punk Rock. Its all at Musicmania!

However this fair will be of particular interest to punk collectors; Punk rock Guru, Eddie Lock will be selling the top ten rarest punk records as listed below.

Who would have expected in that hot summer of 1976, with Anarchy all over the UK, that these ten records would eventually go up on sale at over £40k!

Sex Pistols ‘Anarchy In The Uk / No Fun’ MEGA RARE 1976 2-sided Abbey Road Studios Acetate that belonged to one of the band and were only given to the group commissioned by EMI. £14,500

Sex Pistols God Save The Queen

Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen / No Feelings’ RARE 1977 A&M (AMS 7284) Withdrawn & Destroyed – Holy Grail of all Punk 7”s in company Sleeve. £13,000

The Clash ‘London Calling / Train In Vain’ MEGA RARE 1978 Bolivian CBS (30286) 7” in company sleeve £325

Buzzcocks ‘Everybody’s Happy Nowadays’ MEGA RARE 1979 1-sided 7” Portland Recordings Studios Acetate with press release. £950

The Damned ‘Dozen Girls / Bad Time For Bonzo’ MEGA RARE 1982 Bolivian Philips (PHS-28-70) Picture Sleeve 7” £800

The Jam ‘Going Underground’ MEGA RARE 1979 1-sided 7” (in 10”) Master Room Acetate. £2,350

The Clash ‘Tommy Gun / 1-2 Crush On You’ MEGA RARE 1978 CBS (6788) White Label Test pressing 7” £700

The Clash ‘London Calling’ MEGA RARE 1979 1-sided 7” (in 10”) CBS Studios Acetate from Radio DJ Mike Reed in studio sleeve signed by Topper Headon. £7,000

Sham 69 ‘If The Kids Are United / Morning Nightmare’ MEGA RARE 1978 2-Sided Pye Studios Acetate £850

Sham 69 ‘Hurry Up Harry’ MEGA RARE 1978 1-Sided Pye Studios Acetate £850

To get your hands on pair of tickets simply answer the following question:

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

To enter send your answer, plus full name & address to

Terms & Conditions:

Tickets are provided by VIP Fairs Ltd
Competition entries are limited to one per person; multiple entries will be disqualified.
You must provide a full name, valid email and postal address (Winners notified by email, tickets will be sent to postal address)
No cash alternative is offered
No travel, accommodation, food, drink etc expenses are provided.

Travel Info:

BY TRAIN Harrow and Wealdstone Underground just five minutes from the venue with regular trains from London Euston taking just 12 minutes. Bakerloo line.

BY CAR (Sat Nav HA3 5BD) Both the M1,M40, M25, and A1 are just a short drive from the venue. Lots of car parking spaces on site with 3 hours free parking per car.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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