Category Archives: A Life in Music – random memories

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 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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50 years ago in the Music Industry 2 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

I was at the EMI archive this morning and there on show was the 50th anniversary “Sgt. Pepper” package, frustratingly sealed but looking very tempting. Is it the most import record ever made? You can answer that in the comments … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 1 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

I joined Disc (& Music Echo) one of at least five weekly pop music newspapers in April 1967 after a year in the Gravesend branch of the Kent Messenger, a job I got quite by chance but which was the … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 43 – Syd Gillingham and Max Clifford 3 and conclusion

Carrying straight on from where we left off last time. I found another photo of Syd and Max – with me at my EMI retirement party in 1998. Read on – there are some controversial comments about The Beatles coming … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business Pt. 29 – John Fruin 1.

I first met John Fruin in 1972 when I joined Polydor Records from Disc and Music Echo, largely thanks to a man called Clive Woods who was their then press officer, but about to go to Germany to do a … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business Pt.5 – Gerry Bron (1)

Potted biography courtesy Wikipedia Gerry Bron, born 1st March 1933 – died 19th June 2012,was born in Hendon, Middlesex, into a Jewish family, the elder brother of actress Eleanor Bron. Their father, Sydney, shortened the family’s surname to “Bron” from … Continue reading

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