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A Personal History of the British Record Business 43 – Syd Gillingham and Max Clifford 3 and conclusion

Carrying straight on from where we left off last time. I found another photo of Syd and Max – with me at my EMI retirement party in 1998. Read on – there are some controversial comments about The Beatles coming … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business 41. Syd Gillingham (and Max Clifford)

Syd’s recent death prompts me to bring you an interview conducted in a fish restaurant in Walton-on-Thames with his buddy Max Clifford. Max made his start in PR with Syd in EMI’s Manchester Square offices, and has always acknowledged that … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business 32 – John Fruin Pt. 4, Finale!

  We conclude this interview with John Fruin, embracing WEA, industry observations, Janie Jones, Clive Calder, Martin Mills and others. What was never publicised (when John was enticed to WEA by Nesuhi Ertegun)was that WEA bought 25% of the business … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business 31; John Fruin Pt.3

John Fruin with, I’m told, Henry Hadaway. John  is on the right! I believe we left John being quizzed by L.G. Wood about his occasional off-the-wall sales  tactics. I used to do all sorts of things that were considered outrageous … 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 Record Business 26 – Ken East Pt.3

  Ken East‘s tenure as MD of the EMI Records UK lasted from January 1967-July 1969 They (the Sixties) were great years. Start of pirate radio. Tony Windsor (pirate Radio London- Big L) was Tony Withers in Australia, king of … 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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