(Feb 1,2015) I still looking for some help on a record shop in Guildford round 1971ish... Dave Evans co ran this store with a guy named Patrick, I think the store was owned by a guy named Tim, of this I am not 100% sure, store was called "Head sounds" or knows more about this store which might of later became Bonaparte records, then please let me know.
Some people in those days who would have been on the shop are Darrell Babkirk, Andy millet, Sara Hhenderson, Jonty Tatlow and Billy Barker. Tam Henderson
(Feb 1, 2015)It started in 78-79 in Haydon place and was called East West in latter days. Tthe shop was quite a hippy haven back in the day in the 1970s & 80s always reggae and prog rock den. I bought nice lps there! Comment: Ben Collectors Records
Thanks Ben, seems Iam on the right track (pun intended) if anybody has any photos of the place (head sounds) or more info, would love to know..Comment: Tam Henderson
I well remember Headsounds in Phoenix Court Guildford during the 70's, it was thee place to be on a Saturday, it was packed with people all wanting to listen to their fav vinyl being played. The age of Bowie and Aladdin Sane,Led Zep, platform boots and shoes, bell bottoms, couldn't beat it! Sad those days are gone as there was a lot of chemistry with everyone all talking about music, drinking and smoking, great days.
I used to carry a sandwich board for Headsounds in the 80's Haydon Place.
I remember a Head Sounds being in Phoenix Court, if I recall correctly it was the same location as Bonapartes occupied later. I think it changed around 1973/74. I don't know if the Head Sounds in Haydon Place was another branch of same business.
Ben Darnton I remember Headsounds too! Huge headphones with which to listen to LPs. The volume was turned up as well!
Loved that place!
Yes, Head Sounds became Bonaparte around 75/6. Used to go there in school lunch break. The owners were very friendly and were quite happy with us smoking in the upstairs room. Good for prepunk stuff like Stooges and Velvet Underground, then of course all the punk releases 76 onwards. Also sold tickets for gigs at Civic Hall.
Yes ‘Head Sounds’ what a brilliant place.. used to live at the cottage Quarry st with Andy Millais in 70’s. Both sadly gone.
Headphones on catchin the new tunes… Remember being turned on to Caravanseri by Santana. Good Times in Guildford at Art School & Kings Head. Cheers Nigel (2022)