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Name: Sparro
Comment: Simons Records in Southend-on-Sea? More 60s Saturday social club than shop, as far as us Grammar-school boys were concerned. But I did buy my first LP there, and still have it; Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica.

Name: Rob
Comment: I loved this record shop! It was really near to my home; I was about 15 or 16 when I first used to buy records there and would sometimes buy two albums a week there. He was a very laid back guy who had John Lennon glasses.

He had real gems for sale and I remember being very excited about getting the Pink Floyd 'bootleg' called 'Pinkie'.

Simons was to resurface to me much later in the early nineties when back in Southend I became friendly with someone called Simon who one day told me that his dad had had a record shop and had named it after him! Totally amazing! Keep on spinning!



144 Southchurch Road SS1 Southend-on-Sea / Essex
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