Disc & Music Echo, June 7, 1969

Quite why Ray Coleman chose me, the pop kid, to help launch EMI’s new progressive rock Harvest label, I can’t remember, but a young (26) reporter does what he’s told. I don’t expect you to attempt to read the copy, any more than I remember doing the interviews, but to me this page is important because of the man who created the label, Malcolm Jones. I wasn’t to know it at the time, but my six years at Polydor Records from 1972 was greatly enlivened by Malcolm, who had moved from EMI to be a product manager at Stratford Place and with whom I became firm friends. In fact some of his now extremely rare EMI demo discs were the first outsiders to be sold by my Collector’s Vinyl auctions – how much more he would have made 40 years on! But how sad that he succumbed to tuberculosis at too young an age.

Anyway – seems I survived Edgar Broughton!

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Lifelong obsession with music, 33 years in the music business, 40 years immersed in selling old records, 18 years retired!
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