Category Archives: Stories of the British Music Business

A Personal History of the British Record Business 58 – Tony Calder 5.

We left Tony ruminating on how Immediate got Amen Corner and an Italian song that Don Arden brought Tony and Andrew Loog Oldham. Now we move on (or back!) to Eddy Grant. I’m in Antigua and there’s a local radio … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 57 – Tony Calder 4.

A more recent photo of Tony and his son Anthony with X Factor contestant Chloe Jasmine The conversation/interview was inching its way back to setting up Immediate Records. I reminded Tony that some years earlier, Joe Meek had tried this. … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 56 – Tony Calder 3.

Tony Calder and Andrew Loog Oldham We pick up from where we left off, and I wanted to know about The Beatles’ connection Who were you working for when you had the publicity for ‘Love me Do’? Me and Andrew. … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 53 – Jeffrey Kruger 10 and conclusion!.

We left Jeffrey at the end of a lengthy story featuring Charlie Pride and Kenny Rogers which prompted me to ask about the relationship between concert tour promotors and record companies. I always try to be fair. I have sat … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 51 – Jeffrey Kruger 8.

We have reached the point where Jeff was getting into his stride and wanting to use the interview to try and dispel the image he felt he may have had as a trouble-maker rather than an early independent entrepreneur. You … Continue reading

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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 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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