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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 57 – Tony Calder 4.

A more recent photo of Tony and his son Anthony with X Factor contestant Chloe Jasmine The conversation/interview was inching its way back to setting up Immediate Records. I reminded Tony that some years earlier, Joe Meek had tried this. … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 40; Brian Gibson Pt. 2 and conclusion.

We left Brian in the thick of his days at Decca Records where he was their press officer from 1966-1969 and was talking about the large studio staff on the payroll. This somewhat longer portion concludes my interview with him … 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 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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