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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 Business 49 – Jeffrey Kruger 6.

Basically, we have now reached 1966, so we’ll end that last sentence in part 5 and move on! That’s how our label grew until in 1966, thanks to Len (Wood) again, I did a second rights deal with Capitol. Arising … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 48 – Jeffrey Kruger 5.

The usual delay but here we go with the next instalment of one of the British music business’s key 1960’s entrepreneurs. Jeff has formed Ember Records initially as a British offshoot of the American company and used EMI to licence … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 10 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Even before journalism and 30 years in the music business I had in my small way been a huge supporter of the off shore British “pirate” radio stations largely sited in the North sea either on converted ships or wartime … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 9 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Disc was a Top 30 chart weekly. Ray Coleman had this policy – all the time a record was going up the chart we’d interview the artist, or do something on him, her or them, every other week. Those were … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 47 – Jeffrey Kruger 4.

Without wanting to, without maybe even realising it, in order to maximise the return on an American publishing deal he had struck with Ember’s Al Silver, Jeff finds himself having to release the original single of a song called ‘Banjo … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 8 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Those who are asoldasme may remember Lobby Lud, the mysterious character in trilby and raincoat who popped up at seaside resorts during the summer months in the 1950’s. If you approached him with a copy of the News Chronicle (my … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 7 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Amen Corner had the joy of being managed by Don Arden, though I think it was he who decided the lads from Wales should live communally in a large house in Streatham. I went there a few times and it … Continue reading

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