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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 67 – Bunny Lewis 5 and conclusion

Bunny had just listed some of the artists that he signed to Columbia during his time at EMI including The Avons, The Mudlarks and, via Top Rank, Craig Douglas. I then asked about the frequency with which singers changed labels … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 65 – Bunny Lewis 3

Bunny has now left Decca and joined his wife in her management and booking agency All we had at that period was Lorrae Desmond and Jimmy Young. Then David Jacobs rang me up one day and said ‘you have made … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 63 – Bunny Lewis 1

  I’m guessing you have to be either over 65 or a major UK pop obsessive or historian to immediately know Bunny Lewis. To get you started, here’s how Wikipedia sums him up in a paragraph:- Bunny Lewis (12 November … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 55 – Tony Calder 2.

Tony Calder and Nico We left Tony midway through one of his several rants about Andrew Loog Oldham, so resume by me asking him how they met. Peter Jones. He said ‘there’s a chap you should meet. I’ve told him … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business Pt.3 – Bob Barratt (2)

We left Bob having enjoyed the first fruits of arriving at EMI in the late 1950’s – a limousine trip up north to see a review, “Pieces of Eight” with, according to Bob, Kenneth Williams and Sheila Hancock. He may … Continue reading

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