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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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Kenny Everett – the early days

Kenny Everett – the early days.

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Esther & Abi Ofarim and Henri Henroid

You’re more likely to have heard of the Ofarims than Henri, but I am reminded of both, having just become Facebook friend with a wonderful lady publicist from the 1960’s, whom I barely knew really, but with whom I spent … Continue reading

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Memories of Lime Grove – the follow up!

Now I know no one reads these meanderings – they are here just as an occasional outlet for the rare moments when I feel the need to say something! However, the entry two pieces down about Lime Grove found the … Continue reading

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Goodbye BBC TV Centre…..but the real memories are in Lime Grove!

While BBC TV Centre gets its own documentary as it finalises its closure, the real music memories come from round the corner in Lime Grove. It was there in the Sixties that everyone who was anyone in the pop world … Continue reading

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