Category Archives: Disc and Music Echo 1967-1972

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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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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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 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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