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About dhvinyl

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

A Personal History of the British Record Industry 69 – Janet Lord – 1.

Janet Lord MBE will probably be unknown to most of you, especially if you were not employed by EMI at any time from the early 1950’s to the mid 1990’s. However, to those who did enjoy working years with the … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 68 – Rodney Burbeck.

All the fine people I interviewed in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s were names I knew, often respected and they certainly played an important part in the history of the British music business. Some I had worked with and/or … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 17 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

One year after the launch of Radio 1, editor Ray Coleman in his infinite wisdom thought I was the man to assess and grade the DJ’s who were there during that first year. Here’s the piece – I’ll highlight some … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 16 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

I don’t think anyone will disagree that pop music for the teenager actually sprang into life courtesy a middle-aged man with a strange “kiss” curl and his band of merry men including a stand-up bass player and a saxophonist. Bill … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 15 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

  With “Tina-the Musical” having opened to sensational reviews this week, strangely appropriate that this interview, of which I am ashamed to admit I have absolutely no memory, pops out of the annals of Disc, April 27, 1968.     … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 67 – Bunny Lewis 5 and conclusion

Bunny had just listed some of the artists that he signed to Columbia during his time at EMI including The Avons, The Mudlarks and, via Top Rank, Craig Douglas. I then asked about the frequency with which singers changed labels … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 14 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

If I can claim anything in my six years as a “journalist” (inverted commas as I was really little more than a local reporter and music paper ‘hack’) it was playing my part in trying to save the pirate radio … Continue reading

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