Category Archives: Music Business

Mute Records sampler “Vorwarts”

6-18-13          Mute Records sampler On 6/18/66 The Beatles 45 “Paperback Writer” charts at No. 1 in England.  Also on 6/18/66 The Kinks 45 “Sunny Afternoon” charts at No. 1 – a good summer record. I recently got a Mute Records … Continue reading

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Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 12)

6-12-13                     Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 12) June 12 – 25th, 1980 The singer of Roxy Music on the cover!  OMD in the colour centerfold.  Lyrics for “Christine” by Siouxsie & The Banshees.  Roxy Music: “Stronger through the years”.  Joe … Continue reading

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Leon Russell, Dr. John etc.

5-9-13             Leon Russell, Dr. John etc. On 5/9/70 The Moody Blues 45 “Question” charts at No. 2 in England.  Also on 5/9/70 The Move 45 “Brontosaurus” charts at No. 7 in England (originally issued on Regal-Zonophone, but later issued on … Continue reading

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Sonny & Cher

5-8-13             Sonny & Cher On 5/8/65 the Bob Dylan 45 “Subterranean Homesick Blues” charts at No. 9 in England.  On 5/8/71, the “Sticky Fingers” LP by The Rolling Stones charted at No. 1 in England.  Also on 5/8/71 the … Continue reading

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A&Ring The Who

5-7-13             A&Ring The Who 5-7-83: Robert Wyatt “Shipbuilding” 45 charts at No. 35 in England. Their career began at Phonogram UK on Fontana Records as The High Numbers., “I’m The Face” – a neat 45, approx. 1964/5!  Producer Shel Talmy … Continue reading

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Up To Date?

3-25-13          Up to date March 24th:  Happy birthday, Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth), born 1947.  On 3/25/72, the LP “Fog On The Tyne” by Lindisfarne was No. 1 in England.  Happy birthday, Nick Lowe!  (Born 1949). Trying to keep up to … Continue reading

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Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 6)

3-20-13      Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 6) March 20 – April 2, 1980 Two members of Asia have birthdays! Carl Palmer (1947) and John Wetton (1951). 3/20/65 the Unit 4 + 2 45 “Concrete & Clay” charts at … Continue reading

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Vertigo Records (1970)

2-18-13          Vertigo Records Happy birthday, Yoko Ono!  (Born 1933).  On 2/17/79 Blondie “Parallel Lines” LP was No. 1 in England; 2/16/91 Frazier Chorus “Walking On Air” 45 charts at No. 60 in England.  2/18/65 The Who “I Can’t Explain” 45 … Continue reading

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Still Mending

Still mending.  My left forearm hurts a bit – sprained bicep.  Found the above catalog for Virgin Records in Japan, via Nippon Columbia Records – before JVC got the Virgin license!  I have nearly all of the above pictured albums.  … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

2-7-13                         Smash Hits (Vol. 2 No. 3) February 7th – 20th, 1980 On 2/10/68 The Bee Gees 45 “Words” charts at No. 8 in England.  On 2/7/76 the War 45 “Low Rider” charts at No. 12 in England.  On 2/9/74 … Continue reading

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