Student magazine a youth-culture magazine created by 16-year-old Richard Branson, is published.
THE VIRGIN BRAND IS BORN
Richard starts selling Virgin Mail Order selling cut price records by post.
THE FIRST VIRGIN RECORDS SHOP
The first Virgin Record shop opens on Oxford Street, London. Behind the till, Richard sells the first album record - a Tangerine Dream album.
Richard opens the recording studio, The Manor, with artists such as Sandy Denny, John Cale, Tangerine Dream, Gong and Faust recording there.
VIRGIN RECORDS AND VIRGIN MUSIC PUBLISHING
Virgin Records and Virgin Music Publishing are launched in the UK with the release of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.
VIRGIN SIGNS THE SEX PISTOLS
Virgin Records goes where all other major record labels fear to tread - like belting out “God save the Queen” on Silver Jubilee day, opposite the Houses of Parliament.