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A Personal History of the British Records Business 91 – Walter J. (Wally) Ridley Pt.2

We left Wally enlightening us on the very early days of song plugging and being his father’s piano salesman by playing the instrument in his shop. This photo is pretty much how he looked when I interviewed him Where are … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 80 – Terry Oates

This wonderful sketch of Terry was drawn by Peter Dadswell. I used it once before as part of the lengthy Jeff Kruger interview, but it is only now I have discovered his name as the artist. Peter wrote an excellent appreciation … 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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