Monthly Archives: March 2018

A Personal History of the British Record Industry 63 – Bunny Lewis 1

  I’m guessing you have to be either over 65 or a major UK pop obsessive or historian to immediately know Bunny Lewis. To get you started, here’s how Wikipedia sums him up in a paragraph:- Bunny Lewis (12 November … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 62 – John Schroeder 3 and conclusion

We left John pondering his future at Oriole, having failed to persuade owner Maurice Levy to part with the funds he felt he needed to break new acts, both British and on the Motown label which he had obtained on … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 61 – John Schroeder 2.

Here is the front cover of John’s autobiography, maybe stimulated by this interview….but probably not! We left Pt.1 with Norrie Paramor gobsmacked that the male voice John had just auditioned belonged to Helen Shapiro, which prompted the question…. How were … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 13 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

First it was Tom and Engelbert, later it was Gilbert O’Sullivan, but in between came an unlikely and on the largish size American, Solomon King, to be adopted by Gordon Mills  and put into his stable, and who, for a … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 60 – John Schroeder 1.

  Since interviewing him all those years ago, John, who died in January last year, had written and self-published his autobiography, much of the content of which may, or may not be duplicated in the piece that follows. To me … Continue reading

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