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A tribute to a long gone music shop for records, guitars, drums, keyboards (my department), public address sales and hire, home and project studio recording gear. Members of Mott The Hoople, The Enid, The Pretenders, Karakorum, shopped, worked or dossed there. P.I.L visited Buzz looking for a unique set of drums which were white with funnel like sound tube attached.

George Clegg posted a photo of an old music shop in our Facebook group We Grew Up in Hereford.

The black and white picture shows Buzz Music, which was opposite the Old Harp pub in Widemarsh street until it was demolished to make way for Garrick House and the multi-storey car park in 1990.

In the mid to late 70s it was a popular shop selling an array of vinyl records, and many spent hours listening to music that was played in there aloud and on headphones


Alison Contardi
10 Apr 2024 at 08:34
Re: Buzz music - yes I remember it well. The photo of the shop front I believe to be of the shop when it was relocated further up Widemarsh Street. I was commissioned to do tiles featuring the cartoon Buzz cat for the space beneath the shop windows in about 1980/81.



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