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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 64 – Bunny Lewis 2

We’ll carry on where we left off, and it looks as if I still hadn’t asked a single question! We were getting immersed in an EMI vs Decca one-man monologue! We (Decca) were much better off than EMI at that … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 60 – John Schroeder 1.

  Since interviewing him all those years ago, John, who died in January last year, had written and self-published his autobiography, much of the content of which may, or may not be duplicated in the piece that follows. To me … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 24 – Ken East Pt.1

Time to drag this photo out again! Here I am in the summer of 1978, having just joined EMI’s Licensed Repertoire Division as the General Manager of Motown, the company’s prime licensed label. I joined on a Monday, The Commodores’ … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 7 – Gerry Bron (3)

We left Gerry at “Ha ha said the clown”, so my next question was about forming a record production company “I always wanted to make records. When Ron Goodwin recorded with George (Martin) and made all those instrumental albums I … Continue reading

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NOW That’s What I Call a Success Story

Today’s news (Telegraph Business Section) that Sony is likely to buy the EMI share of the NOW series, a sale forced upon Universal by EC idiots, but one of the few that make sense, as Universal were the other 50% … Continue reading

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UMG sells Parlophone to Warner Brothers – some clarity needed!

The British press are getting very confused about this sale, forced on Universal by EEC busybodies as the condition of agreeing their purchase of EMI. Every story I’ve read is accompanied by a photo of either Coldplay or Kylie Minogue, … Continue reading

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