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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 82 – Maurice Oberstein Pt.2

We left Maurice poised, with MD Ken Glancy, to launch CBS Records as an¬†independent company in the UK I was the first American in. I arrived at the official opening of the company, April 21-22, 1965. I went straight from … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 81 – Maurice Oberstein

  Maurice Louis Oberstein, record company executive: born New York 26 September 1928; died London 13 August 2001.   Maurice Oberstein and Rupert Perry, both is their day Chairs of the BPI and titans of the British music business! Maurice … Continue reading

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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 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 48 – Jeffrey Kruger 5.

The usual delay but here we go with the next instalment of one of the British music business’s key 1960’s entrepreneurs. Jeff has formed Ember Records initially as a British offshoot of the American company and used EMI to licence … 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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