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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 73 – Ronald (Ronnie) Bell.

Ronnie Bell, before and after his toupe, is one of the music industry’s top unsung, forgotten even, heroes. Despite the fact that he wrote, and published two versions of his memoirs, try and search for him online and you’ll find … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 70 – Janet Lord MBE – 2, and conclusion.

After the pressure of receiving her MBE, we treated Janet to lunch at Rules restaurant at 34-5 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, almost next door to No. 31 where The Gramophone Company (EMI’s founding name) was formed in 1898. Aptly, my … 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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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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Goodbye BBC TV Centre…..but the real memories are in Lime Grove!

While BBC TV Centre gets its own documentary as it finalises its closure, the real music memories come from round the corner in Lime Grove. It was there in the Sixties that everyone who was anyone in the pop world … Continue reading

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