HMV was the bastion of music for many a British teenager.

The chain was founded in 1921 with the arrival of its flagship store on Oxford Street, London. The store was opened by British composer and conductor Sir Edward Elgar.

The famous logo, a copy of a painting showing Nipper the dog sitting next to a gramophone, was named "His Master's Voice".

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During it's 93 years, HMV remained open even during the second World War; while parent company EMI found its building turned into a munitions factory, Oxford Street's HMV stayed open.

Amid the undeniably sad news the store has called in the administrators, we've taken a look back at the history of the store and the band and artists who have performed in it.

SEE ALSO: How HMV Helped The Beatles Land A Record Deal

All images courtesy of Getty

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  • Michael Jackson

  • Dolly Parton

  • Melanie C

  • Ronan Keating

  • Justin Hawkins

  • Gary Jules

  • David Bowie

  • Sheryl Crow

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  • Rick Astley (left)

  • Aswad

  • Bobby Brown

  • Dannii Minogue

  • Bryan McFadden

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  • Duran Duran

  • Matt Lucas and David Walliams of Little Britain

  • Petula Clark

  • Donny Osmond

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  • Girls Aloud

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  • Cliff Richard

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  • Damon Albarn of Gorillaz

  • Morrissey

  • P Diddy

  • Naomi Campbell and Joe Pesci

  • Lil' Kim

  • Mariah Carey

  • Amy Winehouse

  • The Faux Monty

  • Graham Coxon

  • Nicole and Natalie Appleton of All Saints

  • Jamie Cullen

  • Daniel Bedingfield

  • KT Tunstall

  • James Blunt

  • Jennifer Ellison

  • The Cheeky Girls

  • Charlotte Church