Re: My old music never reached CD let alone digital download
Ebay is your friend here, but avoid the club DJ turntables. Go for something like a 2nd hand Project Debut 2 or 3 or a Dual 504 or 505 which would give you reasonable performance at a quite reasonable price (watch out for the later Project Debut turntables, they've got a bit big-headded because of their success, and have put their prices up).
You may need a moving magnet (or moving coil if you go big) pre-amp to play it through a modern Hi-Fi, however, as most Hi-Fi nowadays does not have a phono input.
(And don't forget the decent speakers!)