Tag Archives: Sir Joseph Lockwood

A Personal History of the British Record Industry 70 – Janet Lord MBE – 2, and conclusion.

After the pressure of receiving her MBE, we treated Janet to lunch at Rules restaurant at 34-5 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, almost next door to No. 31 where The Gramophone Company (EMI’s founding name) was formed in 1898. Aptly, my … Continue reading

Posted in A Personal History of the British Record Business, Life at EMI, Stories of the British Music Business, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A Personal History of the British Record Business, Stories of the British Music Business, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

A Personal History of the British Record Business 54 – Tony Calder 1.

Unlike most of my previous interviewees I can’t claim to have had more than a passing acquaintance with  Tony Calder, who died suddenly in January 2018. I didn’t even know what his claims to fame were, although I had heard … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in A Personal History of the British Record Business, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Personal History of the British Music Business 31; John Fruin Pt.3

John Fruin with, I’m told, Henry Hadaway. John  is on the right! I believe we left John being quizzed by L.G. Wood about his occasional off-the-wall sales  tactics. I used to do all sorts of things that were considered outrageous … Continue reading

Posted in A Personal History of the British Record Business, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A Personal History of the British Record Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A Personal History of the British Record Business, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment