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A Personal History of the British Record Business 43 – Syd Gillingham and Max Clifford 3 and conclusion

Carrying straight on from where we left off last time. I found another photo of Syd and Max – with me at my EMI retirement party in 1998. Read on – there are some controversial comments about The Beatles coming … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business 41. Syd Gillingham (and Max Clifford)

Syd’s recent death prompts me to bring you an interview conducted in a fish restaurant in Walton-on-Thames with his buddy Max Clifford. Max made his start in PR with Syd in EMI’s Manchester Square offices, and has always acknowledged that … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record History Pt.38 – Tony Barrow Pt.5 and conclusion.

Songwriters were bewailing the fact that it was the artist, not them, getting the credit? At the time, I think The Beatles’ situation, and to a lesser extent Gerry & the Pacemakers, they were controlling their own destiny and using … 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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A Personal History of the British Record Business 36 – Tony Barrow Pt.3

  We had reached The Beatles’ first single which EMI released with Tony still at Decca, writing sleeve notes. Going back to your days at Decca, what was the company’s reaction to this record  (Love me do) and its success? … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry Pt.34: Tony Barrow 2

As mentioned in Part 1, there were a few mystery breaks in transmission with this interview, reasons for which are lost in the mists…but we jump right into Brian Epstein…I am rashly assuming I’d asked Tony how he first met … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Industry 30 – John Fruin 2

  With photos of John thin on the ground, but with his handwriting so familiar to those who knew him, here’s a telling letter that was the fore runner of our interview meeting Having set the scene in part one, … Continue reading

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