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Comment: Pete Waugh.
Comment: Owned and run by Bev Bevan of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra fame, the shop was located in Sparkhill.

I used to work as a rep for Polydor records calling on all the record stores in the Birmingham area. One day I called on Heavyhead and a guy sitting at the counter eating his sandwiches said “I almost signed for your label.” I said, “Who are you?” He said, “Jasper Carrott.” I said, “With a name like that you have no chance!” What do I know?


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Dave Harwood
03 Aug 2023 at 11:08
A search of the British Newspaper Archive website found an advert for Heavyhead:
“OPEN! BEV BEVAN’S ‘HEAVYHEAD’ RECORD SHOP 803 STRATFORD ROAD SPARKHILL BIRMINGHAM.”
(Birmingham Mail, 26th February 1971)
... and also a notice in the Birmingham Daily Post, dated 3rd August 1976:
“IN THE MATTER OF HEAVYHEAD RECORDS LIMITED AND IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1948 CREDITORS VOLUNTARY WINDING-UP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN.”

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Opened :
1971
Closed :
1976

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