Tag Archives: Solomon King

50 years ago in the Music Industry 13 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

First it was Tom and Engelbert, later it was Gilbert O’Sullivan, but in between came an unlikely and on the largish size American, Solomon King, to be adopted by Gordon Mills  and put into his stable, and who, for a … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 42 – Syd Gillingham & Max Clifford Pt.2

We left Syd and Max about to launch into some repartee on the late Solomon King…so let’s continue…Syd had suggested ‘She Wears my Ring’ got to No.1. M.C. It didn’t go to No.1. She wears my ring went to number … 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 Record Business Pt 4. – Bob Barratt 3 and finale!

We left Bob in Birmingham on a signing and recording spree. ” That was 1963 and died out in a couple of years.  Then the AIR (George Martin, John Burgess and others) people left  After the walk out, which came … Continue reading

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