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A Personal History of the British Record Business 59 – Tony Calder 6 and conclusion.

      We’re on the final furlongs of the wonderfully disorganised but highly entertaining brain and memory of Tony Calder. There’s no point in trying to re-cap as to where we are (just read the previous five instalments), but … 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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A Personal History of the British Music Business Pt. 29 – John Fruin 1.

I first met John Fruin in 1972 when I joined Polydor Records from Disc and Music Echo, largely thanks to a man called Clive Woods who was their then press officer, but about to go to Germany to do a … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business 28, Ken East Pt.5

      Barney Ales, John McCready (Phonogram New Zealand), to be hired by Ken when he moves to Decca) and Ken East’s profile! We have followed Ken back and forth from London to Australia..all the time with EMI. Now … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 25 – Ken East Pt.2

We had reached the early 1960’s in Part 1, so I obviously asked about The Beatles In 1962 there was a man named Stan Stern who was export promotion manager and it was his job to try and promote British … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 21. Cliff Busby Pt.2.

I managed to unearth another photo of Cliff, here with Nick Beggs, then of Kajagoogoo, and yours truly. They are few and far between. We left Cliff as he was about to move to United Artists Records as General Manager. … Continue reading

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A Personal history of the British Record Business 12 – Colin Burn 4

We left Colin being somewhat critical of Arthur Muxlow, his boss at the newly formed West One Entertainments, an agency formed by EMI to promote artists. He showed me an expenses form he’d kept since 1958 ‘ “Cliff Richard, artist, … Continue reading

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