My wife (who is 51) remembers going to Syd Booths to buy singles for 68p.
I remember Syd Booth's in Sutton, but I didn't start buying records myself until probably the year that Revolver took over. (I was a bit of a late starter where music was concerned!)
I can't remember Syd Booth's but can remember Revolver! and my mum buying me a Billy Idol 12" after going to the dentist to have 2 teeth out. I'll ask my mum about it she'll probably remember
The first record I bought myself was from Sid booths. One step Beyond, Madness. Various singles were in boxes near the counter and I bought Elvis presley's Jail House Rock from there. Good memories if only short.
Steve aged 35
Blimey, Syd Booth's
I could never find anything and always ended up asking at the counter. Straight away one of the staff would find what I'd been after within seconds. Syd Booth's epitomised everything I remember about buying records in the late 70's.
I think the last thing I bought at Syd Booth's before Revolver opened was either Absolutely by Madness (it was me Birthday as well) or More Specials by The Specials.
At least where I buy my music has changed even if my music tastes haven't!
Rob Hoult, 34 (ex-Annesley Skinhead)
Saw your site and enjoyed it very much. I remember Syd Booths as I lived in Sutton between 1976 and 1978. I was always impressed by the records that were available - I myself bought many LPs there which are amongst my favourites even today. I now live in Mexico but my family continue to live in or near Sutton.