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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 46 – Jeffrey Kruger 3.

Picking up the story from where we left off. Jeff has proved his ability to run a hugely successful jazz club in Central London, has begun to record his artists for Decca’s Tempo label and has agreed a license deal  … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 45 – Jeffrey Kruger 2.

  In Pt.1 Jeffrey recalled his early life and the creation of the Flamingo Club in a basement room of the Mapleton Hotel, assisted by Tony Hall. Now we move seamlessly on! Tony (Hall) was writing for various papers and … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 44 – Jeffrey Kruger 1.

      Jeffrey Kruger, who died in May 2014, will forever be remembered in the music business as one of its true entrepreneurs – the man who created The Flamingo, London’s premier British modern jazz club off Leicester Square, … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 6 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

After my triumph at having found a Sergeant Pepper I guess it was no surprise that Ray Coleman should send me on another Beatle-related mission, this one even battier, to find out if the residents of St. George’s Estate in … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 5 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

  July 29, 1967 The problem with having had my five years at Disc & Music Echo bound into lovely hardback books is that they can’t be beautifully scanned if the relevant article is anywhere near the spine! Still, it … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 4 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

As if the initial “story” wasn’t stupid enough, there had to be a follow up! I am amazed and flattered that David Stark has this cutting in one of his scrapbooks (that’s almost as ego-boosting as getting one name check … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 3 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

June 1967 and green in the gills I was sent to Denmark Street to the offices of one Keith Goodwin, former NME news editor and then, Les Perrin apart, the busiest independent PR in the business. The number of times … Continue reading

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