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A Personal History of the British Record Business 59 – Tony Calder 6 and conclusion.

      We’re on the final furlongs of the wonderfully disorganised but highly entertaining brain and memory of Tony Calder. There’s no point in trying to re-cap as to where we are (just read the previous five instalments), but … Continue reading

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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 55 – Tony Calder 2.

Tony Calder and Nico We left Tony midway through one of his several rants about Andrew Loog Oldham, so resume by me asking him how they met. Peter Jones. He said ‘there’s a chap you should meet. I’ve told him … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 54 – Tony Calder 1.

Unlike most of my previous interviewees I can’t claim to have had more than a passing acquaintance with  Tony Calder, who died suddenly in January 2018. I didn’t even know what his claims to fame were, although I had heard … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 12 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

The Love Affair were an unlikely hit band, but at the turn of 1967-68 they came out of nowhere to have a No. 1 hit with a song that in America had charted by Robert Knight – the Atlantic was … Continue reading

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