Hearsay Records, Market Sq. Hemel Hempstead.
Prop. Tony Clifford
Music guru: Dave Sinnott and also Nigel ??
Name peter wagon Comment: Nigel, was Nigel Thompson. (Dec2, 2016)
Hearsay was the centre of the universe for the Hemel soulboys. The regularly carried Soul, Jazz and Jazz funk albums and single going back to at least 1972. I first recall going there to buy the George McRae Rock Your Baby LP in the summer of 1974. It was a regular hangout for the disco years through to at least 1979, Tony and Dave would regularly get import 7-inch singles way before they became popular.
Tony also had a stall on Hemel Hempstead market where he sold pub mirrors and selected pop memorabilia, Bay City Rollers, David Cassidy etc. I worked for him on that stall and on the weekends at Wembley market, selling pub mirrors, pop memorabilia and with a couple of boxes of LPs through to 1978. I understand that when the store closed, Tony took the record stall to Watford market, but I don't have dates for that.
(now Austin, Texas)
Youv'e got to be jokeing "It Really Hurts Me Girl" Carstairs is A Soul Classic allways has been always will be it never was no country & western record that became a Soul Classic....It is what it is I bought this as a New Release in 1973 @ our local Record Shop Hearsay in Hemel Hempstead & It was in the Soul Section....it was on Red Coach & cost 1 pound 25p Keep @ It. Jon Buck.
I would love to chase these memories. Good times. Tell me more
I work on the stall 1974/5 great memories next to abc baker's. The market was the best market in Hertfordshire. 1970s great time's for young people in hemel Hempstead. Hopefully good time's come back again and record shops.