Tag Archives: Geoffrey Bridge

A Personal History of the British Record Industry 40; Brian Gibson Pt. 2 and conclusion.

We left Brian in the thick of his days at Decca Records where he was their press officer from 1966-1969 and was talking about the large studio staff on the payroll. This somewhat longer portion concludes my interview with him … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business 31; John Fruin Pt.3

John Fruin with, I’m told, Henry Hadaway. John  is on the right! I believe we left John being quizzed by L.G. Wood about his occasional off-the-wall sales  tactics. I used to do all sorts of things that were considered outrageous … 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 6 – Gerry Bron (2)

How did the Marianne Faithfull link come about? I think she and Gene Pitney got very friendly – she was having problems with Andrew Loog Oldham – and she phoned us up one day in tears and said “I don’t … Continue reading

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