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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 63 – Bunny Lewis 1

  I’m guessing you have to be either over 65 or a major UK pop obsessive or historian to immediately know Bunny Lewis. To get you started, here’s how Wikipedia sums him up in a paragraph:- Bunny Lewis (12 November … 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 49 – Jeffrey Kruger 6.

Basically, we have now reached 1966, so we’ll end that last sentence in part 5 and move on! That’s how our label grew until in 1966, thanks to Len (Wood) again, I did a second rights deal with Capitol. Arising … Continue reading

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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

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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 Industry 30 – John Fruin 2

  With photos of John thin on the ground, but with his handwriting so familiar to those who knew him, here’s a telling letter that was the fore runner of our interview meeting Having set the scene in part one, … Continue reading

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A Personal history of the British Record Business 12 – Colin Burn 4

We left Colin being somewhat critical of Arthur Muxlow, his boss at the newly formed West One Entertainments, an agency formed by EMI to promote artists. He showed me an expenses form he’d kept since 1958 ‘ “Cliff Richard, artist, … Continue reading

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