A hearty Christmas congratulations to Catherine Crump and Rob de Bie who correctly identified last weeks’ mystery object – The Ivor Novello Award also known as The Ivors. Named after the Cardiff – born entertainer Ivor Novello these have been presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) since 1955. This award was presented to EMI RecordsContinue reading “Mystery Object of the week #13 Answer”
This weeks ‘mystery object’ is named after the popular Cardiff born musical master and actor, and celebrates the highest merit and success awarded to writers in the music industry. If you’ve worked out what it is we’d love to hear from you. ……………extra house points if you can work out the year, artist and Christmas song by writer’sContinue reading “Mystery Object of the week #13”
Congratulations to Rob de Bie, Rolf Christian Holth Olsen and David James who correctly identified this weeks mystery object – Mae Starr by Universal Talking Toys Company – U.S.A, 1930. Mae Starr was made by the Universal Talking Toys Co., and uses the Averill Manufacturing Company’s cylinder phonograph motor. The cylinder mechanism is housed in a well constructedContinue reading “Mystery Object of the week #12 Answer”
This weeks ‘mystery object’ is no wind-up…..but a real STARR. ………………………………We’d love to hear from you if you know what it is……. extra ‘house points’ if you can correctly identify the name and manufacturer!
Congratulations to Martyn Dowel, Rolf Christian Holth Olsen and Robert Spencer who all correctly identified this weeks mystery object – The Auxetophone designed by the British engineer Sir Charles Parsons. The Auxetophone was perhaps the most effective attempt, prior to the development of electrical amplification in the 1920’s, of increasing volume. Invented in 1904, it used air pressureContinue reading “Mystery Object of the week #11 Answer”
This weeks ‘mystery object’ of the week plays around with volume. If you think you know what it is we’d love to hear from you. Clue …………….prior to the development of electrical amplification this machine was the most effective attempt in increasing the sound volume!
Congratulations to Rolf Christian Holth Olsen who correctly identify this weeks mystery object – The Lioretograph Model 2 phonogragh – created by the Parisian watchmaker Henri Lioret in 1898. This particular model – The Lioretograph Model 2 – came in a fitted case dating from 1899/1900. Lioret used his watchmaker’s knowledge to create a machine with a curious mixture of high-class clock workContinue reading “Mystery Object of the week #10 Answer”
The mysteries of the universe never end… and so it is with the Hound who returns with another ‘mystery object of the week’. Write in if you know what it is? Clue…………………………….l’inventeur a été le premier horloger à Paris!
We know how our Hound readers like little quirky stories – so when our eagle eyed EMI archivist saw the 200th episode of Big Bang with Adam West she remembered the pics of him held deep in the EMI vault! The record was on Target ….which we think was licensed to EMI. We’d love to hear from ourContinue reading “HOLY BAT LOGIC ADAM WEST IS ON TARGET!”
The first episode of the People’s History of Pop is to be broadcast on BBC Four at 9pm tonight, as part of the year-long My Generation season. Photo courtesy of BBC People’s History of Pop Episode one sees Twiggy unearth pop treasures including a recording of John Lennon’s first-ever recorded performance with his band The Quarrymen, at aContinue reading “Tonight – People’s History of Pop”