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HMV hits 100: we speak with owner Doug Putman as Ed Sheeran plays HMV Coventry


The much-loved retailer celebrates its century this week, meaning it has essentially played a role in the career of every popular British recording artist ever. And, despite a rough few years that saw the UK’s last entertainment chain go into administration twice, before having to deal with the ravages of a pandemic, it’s still a big enough draw to have Ed Sheeran play its 100th birthday party next month. By Mark Sutherland.