Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Personal History of the British Record Industry 23 – Percy Dickins

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 23 – Percy Dickins

Percy Dickins, father of Barry and Rob, worked all his life in newspaper publishing – I think that’s all I need to say by way of introduction. His comments and observations say everything, though I fear his memory for dates … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 22 – Cliff Busby Pt.3 and conclusion

Final part, in which Cliff gives his views of life as a salesman, the HMV franchise and the impact of the arrival of new Chairman Sir Joseph Lockwood.   As HMV Record shops were part of EMI, did you have … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 21. Cliff Busby Pt.2.

I managed to unearth another photo of Cliff, here with Nick Beggs, then of Kajagoogoo, and yours truly. They are few and far between. We left Cliff as he was about to move to United Artists Records as General Manager. … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business Pt.20 – Cliff Busby

  I first met Cliff Busby in 1980. He had risen through EMI’s sales division before leaving to to become MD of United Artists, initially independent but by this time having  reverted to EMI as Liberty-United, two American labels who … Continue reading

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