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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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A Personal History of the British Music Business 41. Syd Gillingham (and Max Clifford)

Syd’s recent death prompts me to bring you an interview conducted in a fish restaurant in Walton-on-Thames with his buddy Max Clifford. Max made his start in PR with Syd in EMI’s Manchester Square offices, and has always acknowledged that … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business 11 – Colin Burn 3

Colin’s start at EMI preceded Cliff Richard’s debut by about four months – he started in May 1958 and Cliff in September of the same year. So I was keen to know more. Norrie Paramor with Cliff Richard, Jet Harris, … Continue reading

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The B-side

Who remembers the B-side? Brian Matthew features one every week on the immortal “Sounds of the Sixties” Saturday morning Radio 2 and every week it prompts a host of memories of the days when a record was a treasured possession, … Continue reading

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