Seventy years today, 7th July 1944, a German V1 rocket landed on the EMI factory in Blyth Road, Hayes, as a result a concrete shelter roof collapsed, killing 34 and injuring a further eighteen. Today we honour the men and women based at the EMI Factory and Hayes, whose contribution was essential to the BritishContinue reading “On this day: 7th July 1944”
Hayes Past, Present and Future Our friends from the EMI Archive Trust have been invited to screen a selection of material from their ‘Memories of EMI’ project, Sunday 22 June 2014, as part of this year’s ‘Calling the Tune Film Festival’ at: The Old Vinyl Factory, Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex. After the screening Joanna Hughes, Curator for the EMIContinue reading “Special screening of ‘Memories of EMI’ Sunday 22 June”
And the answer is….A Klingsor gramophone, well done to those of you who answered correctly!
Name: William Barry Owen Born: 15 April 1860 Resident: Born in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts Occupation: Sent to London to raise investment funds for the Gramophone Company to expand into Europe Loves: Music, Musicians, Gambling, London high society parties In July 1897 William Barry Owen resignedContinue reading “Recording Pioneers- Part 7, William Barry Owen”
By Roger Neil Someone started a thread on the unofficial BBC Radio 3 message boards asking for nominations for the top ten sopranos. It seemed to me that the emerging lists were filled with the usual suspects, and since I’m currently in the process (with Tony Locantro) of finishing up a 4 x CD setContinue reading “Top 10 Aussie Sopranos”
On the 9th of February 1964, The Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan show in the US for the first time. They were an absolute hit and the boys were at the forefront of the invasion of British music into American popular culture! 50 years on and it’s still a cracking performance!
Memories of EMI, Rupert Perry The strong legacy of EMI is a testament to the people who worked for the company and those who loved the music across the years. We’d love to hear from those who have worked for EMI and from those who have enjoyed the music from outside of the company. WhatContinue reading “Memories of EMI, Rupert Perry”
Frederick William Gaisberg 1873 – 1951 “Fred was clearly one of those Children with a natural talent for the keyboard, and his mother made the most of this opportunity from the moment she began to teach him when he was four.” -Extract from ‘A Voice in Time’ – Jerrold Northrop Moore Name: Continue reading “Recording Pioneers- Part 6”
The hound has come across this gem! Ken Griffin’s Scatterbrain at the organ played on a Philips 78 rpm shellac disc in the 50’s is the perfect way to bring in the week ahead.
The EMI Archive Trust is delighted to introduce our new ‘Memories of EMI Campaign’. We believe that the strong legacy of EMI is a testament to the people who worked for the company across the years and The Trust would like to celebrate those employees. We’d love to hear from previous employees to learn aboutContinue reading “Memories of EMI Campaign”