Ladies get the horn with nasty big gramophones & consign them to the closet! Victrola explained

By Carey Fleiner The majority of record buyers at the turn of the twentieth century were women, and the record player, while an interesting, new technology, was also an invader into the tasteful sanctuary, that was, their home. Men’s literature, such as Scientific American or The Gramophone, touted the tech specs of talking machines –Continue reading “Ladies get the horn with nasty big gramophones & consign them to the closet! Victrola explained”

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I am the (very first UK) DJ. And I broadcast 87 years ago today.

It’s a far cry from the histrionics of Chris Evans, the authority of Brian Matthew or the intensity of Whispering Bob Harris, but on July 7, 1924, Britain’s first disc-jockey began broadcasting…..in a dinner jacket. As Wikipedia describes… Christopher Stone was educated at Eton College and served in the Royal Fusiliers. He became the LondonContinue reading “I am the (very first UK) DJ. And I broadcast 87 years ago today.”

The main problem with starting new businesses…

…is getting all the ducks in a row. The early recording business proved no different. Emile Berliner decided to set up his European disc pressing factory in Germany rather than England in 1898. In doing so he created the German Gramophone Company – aka Deutsche Grammophon (DG). Berliner’s European operations were therefore split in two.Continue reading “The main problem with starting new businesses…”