How the last 20s – the 1920s – changed music forever

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Plus how the UK’s introduction to jazz had almost nothing to do with actual jazz

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How the UK messed up the ‘Jazz Age’

Why the UK messed up the ‘Jazz Age’

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On the 13th May 1907 opera singer (later Dame) Nellie Melba ceremonially placed the cornerstone for the Gramophone Company and Typewriter Ltd, New Cabinet Factory at Hayes, Middlesex. It is rumoured during this ceremony a time capsule of recorded music was deposited with the cornerstone. Whether or not this is true is difficult to say.... Read more »

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It is with great sadness that we learned last week of the passing of Simon Blumlein after a brief illness. He was 87. Simon was an incredible friend to and supporter of the EMI Archive Trust. If the name ‘Blumlein’ is familiar to followers of the Trust it is because Simon was the eldest son... Read more »

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The launch of the most extensive and detailed catalogue ever of the Gramophone Company's legacy of era-defining recordings from all around the world - 'The Gramophone Company Discography'

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