Tag Archives: Dick James

The Book that never was – and never will be

With The Beatles forever in the news I thought I’d share this piece with you. It was written nearly 20 years ago as the preface to a book I planned to spend the early years of my retirement writing. All … 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 58 – Tony Calder 5.

We left Tony ruminating on how Immediate got Amen Corner and an Italian song that Don Arden brought Tony and Andrew Loog Oldham. Now we move on (or back!) to Eddy Grant. I’m in Antigua and there’s a local radio … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 37 – Tony Barrow Pt.4

Apologies for the inevitable delays …life gets in the way of good intentions! Anyway, we left Tony Barrow as he was about to join Brian Epstein’s NEMS Organisation. We were trying to find an office and Epstein wanted cheap premises … Continue reading

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