Tag Archives: Ron Richards

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 71 – Tommy Loftus

  Now here’s a challenge before I even start transcribing this interview from about 20 years ago. I remember Tommy Loftus as a name but, albeit I obviously spent an hour or two with him at the time, I cannot … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 69 – Janet Lord – 1.

Janet Lord MBE will probably be unknown to most of you, especially if you were not employed by EMI at any time from the early 1950’s to the mid 1990’s. However, to those who did enjoy working years with the … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 60 – John Schroeder 1.

  Since interviewing him all those years ago, John, who died in January last year, had written and self-published his autobiography, much of the content of which may, or may not be duplicated in the piece that follows. To me … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 36 – Tony Barrow Pt.3

  We had reached The Beatles’ first single which EMI released with Tony still at Decca, writing sleeve notes. Going back to your days at Decca, what was the company’s reaction to this record  (Love me do) and its success? … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Industry Pt.34: Tony Barrow 2

As mentioned in Part 1, there were a few mystery breaks in transmission with this interview, reasons for which are lost in the mists…but we jump right into Brian Epstein…I am rashly assuming I’d asked Tony how he first met … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business 11 – Colin Burn 3

Colin’s start at EMI preceded Cliff Richard’s debut by about four months – he started in May 1958 and Cliff in September of the same year. So I was keen to know more. Norrie Paramor with Cliff Richard, Jet Harris, … Continue reading

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