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Name: Mike Scott
Comment: The hole-in-the-wall record store off Carnaby Street, Sounds Ahead, run by a genial Floyd-head named Derek, where I used to buy bootlegs circa 1975.

Name: Phil Cowan
Comment: Remember it well… under the counter bootlegs.


Mick Puck
18 Aug 2023 at 12:38
I bought bootlegs from Derek at Sounds Ahead from 1973 to 1977 or so and always found great stuff there. Some included:
Stones Winter Tour 73
Stones Bright Lights Big City
Bowie Hammersmith farewell Show
Bowie 1980 Floor Show
Beatles Tokyo 66
Beatles Hot As Sun
Led Zep BBC Sessions
Floyd Ohm Suite Ohm
Derek who ran the shop was a heavy Floyd fan and sold the Syd fanzine Terrapin - a pile was always on the counter. I wonder where he is now.
Dave Harwood
29 Nov 2023 at 08:02
I found this advert in the 'Marylebone Mercury' dated 17th December 1976: “Buying records at Christmas? All LP's at 10% off List price! … and many top names as low as £1.99. SOUNDS AHEAD - ROCK AND UNDERGROUND SPECIALISTS, 5 Marlborough Court, Carnaby Street.”



5 Marlborough Court W1F Soho / London
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