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The Book that never was – and never will be

With The Beatles forever in the news I thought I’d share this piece with you. It was written nearly 20 years ago as the preface to a book I planned to spend the early years of my retirement writing. All … 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 66 – Bunny Lewis 4

(Apologies for repeating the same photo for every episode, but as with so many of these legendary figures from the British Record Industry, Bunny was largely ignored by the media so photographs are very limited) To state the obvious, this … 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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The Beatles – a tiny contribution, Pt.2

From where I left off last time…   Listening today to those early demonstration songs, it is easy to understand why the rejection letters came. Consider also that Columbia and HMV passed the opportunity on the basis of the Polydor … Continue reading

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