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A Personal History of the British Music Business 28, Ken East Pt.5

      Barney Ales, John McCready (Phonogram New Zealand), to be hired by Ken when he moves to Decca) and Ken East’s profile! We have followed Ken back and forth from London to Australia..all the time with EMI. Now … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 21. Cliff Busby Pt.2.

I managed to unearth another photo of Cliff, here with Nick Beggs, then of Kajagoogoo, and yours truly. They are few and far between. We left Cliff as he was about to move to United Artists Records as General Manager. … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business Pt. 14 – Colin Burn 6

Colin Burn (right) with Gilbert O’Sullivan and someone else! ( I am now reliably told the someone else is Jack Stewart Grayson and I’ll take an educated guess that he was the MAM label manager) Another major change in the … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 8 – Gerry Bron 4 and finale

We left Gerry trying and failing to interest Chrysalis Records’ co-owner Terry Ellis in signing Motorhead. So, next I asked him about starting a record label. We were with Philips, and Philips had a distribution problem. Island had duel distribution, … Continue reading

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