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50 years ago in the Music Industry 12 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

The Love Affair were an unlikely hit band, but at the turn of 1967-68 they came out of nowhere to have a No. 1 hit with a song that in America had charted by Robert Knight – the Atlantic was … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 10 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Even before journalism and 30 years in the music business I had in my small way been a huge supporter of the off shore British “pirate” radio stations largely sited in the North sea either on converted ships or wartime … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 39 – Brian Gibson Pt.1

For Those who may not know Brian’s history, here is the 2003 obituary from the UK Press Gazette.Sadly, despite much web trawling, I can find no photograph of Brian.( I know there is one of him with Motown staff around … Continue reading

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Vinyl Memories – the Cub Reporter and the PR men!

A recent Facebook photo of the late and unique music PR man Tony Brainsby prompted a load of comments and memories from old music journalist friends and colleagues, and has also prompted me to dig out this rare (well, I … Continue reading

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Vinyl memories – the cub reporter – Disc and Music Echo 1968

Came across a wonderful document recently which, though it would be so much easier just to post it as is, will not reproduce, having been lavishly doctored by a sub-editor as if to send it to an old style hot … Continue reading

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