The Dansette Portable Record Player

Having a bit of a clear-out, I found our old Dansette record player. It was actually my big brother’s, a present for passing his 11+ exam. He had one record: She Loves You by the Beatles. We listened to it over and over, singing along with the easy lyrics: “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah!”


When I lifted the lid, I could smell the sound of that record … the memory of it, the excitement and fun. We got a few more singles, ’45s’ and my brother went on to collect hundreds of records, singles and LPs and it all started with the Dansette!


I took these quick snaps but will take some better photos to post later and dig out some more of the records to see if I can find She Loves You.