Lucky Records is an institution in Paris, well at least for those on the hunt for music and collectibles from two of the most popular gay icons of recent music history.
Looking for that rare vinyl pressing of "Spotlight," Madonna's tune that was only released as a single in Spain or Japan? Chances are Lucky Records will have it. (In fact, the store even produces the official French fan club magazine of the same name.) Or perhaps you are desperate for the rare 1990 Kylie Minogue Japanese Annual and mini-CD boxed set? For a few hundred euros, it can be yours.
Of course, if Madge or Kylie are not your cup of tea, Lucky Records is also your one-stop shop for many of France's most popular female pop chanteuses. Vocalists like Mylène Farmer, France Gall, Brigette Bardot, Line Renaud, Jeanne Mas, Ysa Ferrer, Guesche Patti, and Françoise Hardy fill Lucky's vinyl and CD/DVD racks. Have a question about Vanessa Paradis or Sylvie Vartan? Store manager Georges Vidal, who with partners Christophe Coatanoan and Maurice Robert opened Lucky Records in 1991, will be happy to help out.
The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 7:30 p.m.