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A Personal History of the British Record Business 43 – Syd Gillingham and Max Clifford 3 and conclusion

Carrying straight on from where we left off last time. I found another photo of Syd and Max – with me at my EMI retirement party in 1998. Read on – there are some controversial comments about The Beatles coming … 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 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 Industry 28 – Ken East Pt.6

The close of another record auction interrupted the flow again. If any readers are interested in old vinyl as well as old music industry stories, then do feel free to Google Collectors Vinyl – you should find me as your … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 26 – Ken East Pt.3

  Ken East‘s tenure as MD of the EMI Records UK lasted from January 1967-July 1969 They (the Sixties) were great years. Start of pirate radio. Tony Windsor (pirate Radio London- Big L) was Tony Withers in Australia, king of … 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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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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