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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 72 – Tommy Loftus Pt.2 and conclusion.

As mentioned in a recent update to Pt.1, I have to thank my pal of 50 years or more, Tony Byworth for coming up with two photos of Tommy. This one not only features him in animatedly full flow, but … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 17 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

One year after the launch of Radio 1, editor Ray Coleman in his infinite wisdom thought I was the man to assess and grade the DJ’s who were there during that first year. Here’s the piece – I’ll highlight some … Continue reading

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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 64 – Bunny Lewis 2

We’ll carry on where we left off, and it looks as if I still hadn’t asked a single question! We were getting immersed in an EMI vs Decca one-man monologue! We (Decca) were much better off than EMI at that … 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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