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A Personal History of the British Record Business 46 – Jeffrey Kruger 3.

Picking up the story from where we left off. Jeff has proved his ability to run a hugely successful jazz club in Central London, has begun to record his artists for Decca’s Tempo label and has agreed a license deal  … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 45 – Jeffrey Kruger 2.

  In Pt.1 Jeffrey recalled his early life and the creation of the Flamingo Club in a basement room of the Mapleton Hotel, assisted by Tony Hall. Now we move seamlessly on! Tony (Hall) was writing for various papers and … Continue reading

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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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