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A Personal History of the British Record Business 62 – John Schroeder 3 and conclusion

We left John pondering his future at Oriole, having failed to persuade owner Maurice Levy to part with the funds he felt he needed to break new acts, both British and on the Motown label which he had obtained on … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 56 – Tony Calder 3.

Tony Calder and Andrew Loog Oldham We pick up from where we left off, and I wanted to know about The Beatles’ connection Who were you working for when you had the publicity for ‘Love me Do’? Me and Andrew. … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 48 – Jeffrey Kruger 5.

The usual delay but here we go with the next instalment of one of the British music business’s key 1960’s entrepreneurs. Jeff has formed Ember Records initially as a British offshoot of the American company and used EMI to licence … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 39 – Brian Gibson Pt.1

For Those who may not know Brian’s history, here is the 2003 obituary from the UK Press Gazette.Sadly, despite much web trawling, I can find no photograph of Brian.( I know there is one of him with Motown staff around … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Records Business – Pt. 16. Wayne Bickerton Part 1.

  I really needed a strong nudge to resume these  unpublished interviews after such good intentions at the beginning of the year. The very recent death of Wayne Bickerton was the biggest nudge I could have received. Wayne, a scouser … Continue reading

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A little John Leyton Story

Don’t ask why – it was a largely sad experience – but last evening I was at Guildford G Live (a workaday rebuilt hall almost entirely devoid of atmosphere) to see The Marty Wilde Rock’n’Roll Party with some Wildcats and … Continue reading

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