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A Personal History of the British Record Business 46 – Jeffrey Kruger 3.

Picking up the story from where we left off. Jeff has proved his ability to run a hugely successful jazz club in Central London, has begun to record his artists for Decca’s Tempo label and has agreed a license deal  … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 45 – Jeffrey Kruger 2.

  In Pt.1 Jeffrey recalled his early life and the creation of the Flamingo Club in a basement room of the Mapleton Hotel, assisted by Tony Hall. Now we move seamlessly on! Tony (Hall) was writing for various papers and … 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 Record Business 24 – Ken East Pt.1

Time to drag this photo out again! Here I am in the summer of 1978, having just joined EMI’s Licensed Repertoire Division as the General Manager of Motown, the company’s prime licensed label. I joined on a Monday, The Commodores’ … 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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