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A Personal History of the British Record History Pt.38 – Tony Barrow Pt.5 and conclusion.

Songwriters were bewailing the fact that it was the artist, not them, getting the credit? At the time, I think The Beatles’ situation, and to a lesser extent Gerry & the Pacemakers, they were controlling their own destiny and using … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 37 – Tony Barrow Pt.4

Apologies for the inevitable delays …life gets in the way of good intentions! Anyway, we left Tony Barrow as he was about to join Brian Epstein’s NEMS Organisation. We were trying to find an office and Epstein wanted cheap premises … 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 Record Business 33 – Tony Barrow 1

Careful readers will note not only another long gap in posting, but a change of interviewee. The recent death of Tony Barrow, a name known to everyone if only for one famous client, prompts his replacement for Brian Gibson, who … Continue reading

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The Beatles – a tiny contribution, Pt.2

From where I left off last time…   Listening today to those early demonstration songs, it is easy to understand why the rejection letters came. Consider also that Columbia and HMV passed the opportunity on the basis of the Polydor … Continue reading

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