Tag Archives: Decca

A Personal History of the British Record Industry 71 – Tommy Loftus

  Now here’s a challenge before I even start transcribing this interview from about 20 years ago. I remember Tommy Loftus as a name but, albeit I obviously spent an hour or two with him at the time, I cannot … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 67 – Bunny Lewis 5 and conclusion

Bunny had just listed some of the artists that he signed to Columbia during his time at EMI including The Avons, The Mudlarks and, via Top Rank, Craig Douglas. I then asked about the frequency with which singers changed labels … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 33 – Tony Barrow 1

Careful readers will note not only another long gap in posting, but a change of interviewee. The recent death of Tony Barrow, a name known to everyone if only for one famous client, prompts his replacement for Brian Gibson, who … Continue reading

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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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