Nottingham in the 1980s - Hanging out in Old Market Square
Hanging out in Old Market Square
Breakdancers, Old Market Square, 1984 In spite of their voracious appetite for batteries, ghetto blasters provided sound on the move for young music fans. Models such as the Sharp Music Processor cost £330 in 1983 and Hitachi’s larger models boasted ‘sound you can hear the other end of the street.’ Items to note are the vests worn over the T-shirts, ‘laser specs’, and the size of the sound system, which was state-of-the-art in 1984.
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