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Comment: Worked here when I finished sixth form in 1992, ended up moving from the Penn Street branch to The Corridor in Bath in 1993... and then moved on to Kays Music in Keynsham... good times.

Name: Julia Hayfield
Comment: Worked here in 1986ish, became assistant manager, then head hunted by HMV's manager and worked there for four years.
(9 November 2013)

Name: Karl
Comment: I was a YTS trainee here 1987/88. Still have loads of white label house, hip hop and other stuff from here. Met loads of local DJs and musos, spent all my dinner times in Tony's, a few doors up. Happy times.
(2 November 2013)

Name: Dave Mallard
Comment: Worked in Rival Park Street 1977-84 - Park Street was full of independent shops: records shops, clothes (Clobber, Head On, etc.) books (Chapter & Verse). Record shops like Rival, Revolver and Tony's were big social centres - no internet no mobiles! - and it's where people met, chatted about music, fashion, gigs, clubs. Late 1970s had every music genre buzzing from punk to bristol sound to p-funk, avant garde jazz, electro, some of the best roots and dub years. Twin cassette decks and WBLS tapes in 1981! Good times.
(20 June 2017)

Name: Gaz Poole
Comment: I worked in the Bath branch, really loved the place, now find out no pension pot! Great times gone sour.

Name: Yvonne Williams
Comment: Worked alongside Dave and Nick in the late seventies, fantastic, never forgotten them. We had a signing by The Jam.

Name: Jonathan A
Comment: A Rival Records carrier bag was the cool thing to have at school - 1985. Good old days.

Name: Ben Heath
Comment: When I was a child I waited months to get a copy of Michael Jackson's Beat It as it was sold out worldwide and the article made the press - is there anywhere I can find out about this?

Name: Sue Revell
Comment: A good shop where I bought my records in the 1970s. When the bomb exploded in The Corridor, the shop took quite a hit and I remember them selling damaged records cheap.




40 Union Street BS1 2DL Bristol / Bristol & Bath
54 Park Street BS1 5ES Bristol / Bristol & Bath
7 The Corridor BA1 5AP Bath / Bristol & Bath
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