Here's some ads pertaining to BG Forbes, a shop that sold records and musical instruments.
First though, the photo is a good wee reminder of its location - right on the corner of Commercial Street and Dock Street.
I shopped in here quite a lot in the 70's because it had a really cool selection of jazz vinyl that other record shops in Dundee didn't have - a fine array of ECM albums for example. Some I recall buying were - Terje Rypdal, Jan Garbarek, Pat Metheney, Eberhard Weber, these kind of acts, although I must admit I also came home with a heap of pretty obscure albums from this place too. Names that spring to mind are Pacific Eardrum, Opa, Passport, Brand X, Casiopea, Shakti, Turning Point, PFM, Nucleus, Solution, Azymuth, UK, White Noise, Isotope....and plenty others of this variety.
Why they stocked records such as these was probably down to the fact that the guy who ran the shop, Rob Adams, was himself a bit of a jazz-rock aficionado. In fact he was also in a couple of local bands called Europe and Head, acts influenced by the likes of Weather Report.
Anyway, getting back to the above items - the first ad that's making a "note" of the name, dates from 1978.
The small ad under it is from a 1972 Telegraph and the next one is from a 1977 Telegraph - both displaying albums that were more commercial than the kind I usually bought from there.
The 2 yellow items date from 1980 and were adverts that cropped up on the reverse side of tickets for gigs on at the University. The idea being that if you took the ticket stubs into Forbes you got £1 knocked off the price of the related albums - these here being for Peter Gabriel and Mike Oldfield.
We'll just have to ignore the fact that the Uni got the address wrong on one of them!!
Top photo by Neale Elder.