Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Personal History of the British Record Business Pt. 19 – Wayne Bickerton 4 and conclusion.

In this final part, Wayne talks about State Records, his subsequent life…. Was it inevitable that State became a Polydor label licensed label? If I hadn’t given them The Rubettes as a present, which I did, we could have been … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 18 – Wayne Bickerton 3

The frustrations at Decca, mistakes in launching new acts, stock levels in stores insufficient to satisfy demand, missing out on a Top 50 slot and the subsequent chance of an appearance on ‘Top of the Pops’, led Wayne to leave … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 17: Wayne Bickerton Pt.2

We left Wayne having just been taken on in Decca Records A&R department by the legendary, though somewhat maligned Dick Rowe, who had admitted he had warmed to Wayne simply because he came from Liverpool! Who was in the A&R … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Records Business – Pt. 16. Wayne Bickerton Part 1.

  I really needed a strong nudge to resume these  unpublished interviews after such good intentions at the beginning of the year. The very recent death of Wayne Bickerton was the biggest nudge I could have received. Wayne, a scouser … Continue reading

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