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Name: Simon Minchell
Comment: I remember David's Record shop in Bracknell vividly. It was located down by Bracknell market next door to Paul's Barbers Shop. It was run by Clive and John from what I recall. I socialised with Clive on occasion as we had friends in common but John always seemed to be a little reserved and harder to get to know. I spent many Saturdays in there rifling through the Punk records looking for the best bargains and newest releases. If I'd managed to get down there on a Friday during my day at Bracknell College, I'd also visit the record stall on the market where many white label bootlegs could be purchased if the stallholder knew you. Happy days. I often wonder where all these people are now and where time has gone.
(23 November 2016)

Name: John H
Comment: David's in Bracknell was where I would be buying my vinyl back in the early eighties. I remember pre-ordering copies of 12-inch singles to ensure I secured my pick on release. Also remember buying pin badges and gig tickets from there. The shop was a bit out of the way from the main town centre but that just added to its appeal to this young music fan getting into Indie when it was really a thing. (Remember the Independent labels chart in the NME anyone?)
(2020)

Name: Martin Cole
Comment: I bought many records from the Bracknell shop in the 1960s. When I asked, "When is the Jimi Hendrix first album coming in?" I was told "We are not stocking that rubbish - anybody can turn their amp up to get feedback". I think I had to go to Windsor to buy it. I did buy Fresh Cream in Bracknell.
(2021)


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Dave Parry
03 Oct 2023 at 04:01
I was in David's all the time from 1967 until it closed. I spent hours browsing. I do recall that I bought Deep Purple 'Made in Japan' there after falling in love with the cover. My first Purple album and love it to this day. Also recall buying Magical Mystery Tour, Pisces Aquarius Capricorn and Jones and The Four Tops 'If I Was A Carpenter. I was 14 so give me a break. Bracknell backups: Boots record section on the top floor.
Joe Withers
02 Feb 2024 at 09:31
I remember as a teenager going to David's Records on Saturdays in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and browsing through the singles and LPs looking for punk and new wave stuff I didn't already have. Gig tickets and badges were also a favourite. It was a great little shop - happy days.

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2 Market Place Bracknell / Berkshire
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