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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 74 – Tony Hall.

  The concept of these interviews, apart from the original fantasy of them forming the basis of a book, was to give space to some of the many people behind the scenes who were influential in the history of this still … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 59 – Tony Calder 6 and conclusion.

      We’re on the final furlongs of the wonderfully disorganised but highly entertaining brain and memory of Tony Calder. There’s no point in trying to re-cap as to where we are (just read the previous five instalments), but … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 22 – Cliff Busby Pt.3 and conclusion

Final part, in which Cliff gives his views of life as a salesman, the HMV franchise and the impact of the arrival of new Chairman Sir Joseph Lockwood.   As HMV Record shops were part of EMI, did you have … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business Pt.15 – Colin Burn 7 and conclusion!

We left Tony Hall with Joan Collins and Colin with a girl called Vicky, so time to get back on track! The other thing that’s changed is the money it costs to make a record. In those days if a … Continue reading

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When the Charts were King

Embarking on some modest annual early Spring cleaning, I hit upon this, and many more like it. Look at the care with which I have preserved this chart from nearly 55 years ago. Why did I underline certain songs? No … Continue reading

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