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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 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 61 – John Schroeder 2.

Here is the front cover of John’s autobiography, maybe stimulated by this interview….but probably not! We left Pt.1 with Norrie Paramor gobsmacked that the male voice John had just auditioned belonged to Helen Shapiro, which prompted the question…. How were … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 60 – John Schroeder 1.

  Since interviewing him all those years ago, John, who died in January last year, had written and self-published his autobiography, much of the content of which may, or may not be duplicated in the piece that follows. To me … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business Pt.15 – Colin Burn 7 and conclusion!

We left Tony Hall with Joan Collins and Colin with a girl called Vicky, so time to get back on track! The other thing that’s changed is the money it costs to make a record. In those days if a … Continue reading

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