Lockdown Moments

While our research facility is closed, each week I will be sharing one of my favourite EMI stories from our bank of published and unpublished short films, told by some new and some familiar faces.

I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I had in selecting them.

Stay safe

Best

Joanna Hughes – Curator & Manager of the EMI Archive Trust 

Wherever you are in the world, you can still enjoy exploring our collection here on our website, and follow us on social media or contact me at joanna@emiarchivetrust.org

Part 3

Harry & Stan met while working as Pressmen for the EMI Pressing Plant in Hayes Middlesex – 1950s to 1990s. Here they talk about the changes they witnessed, from the early days of back-breaking hand-pressed records to full machine automation.

Harry Fox & Stan Paul interview for BBC’s People’s History of Pop,
Filmed on location at The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, 3rd February 2016.
Copyright: EMI Archive Trust, BBC and production company 7.

Part 2

Best friends Eileen & Kim met while working for EMI in the mid-1970s. Here they talk about work, DJaying, and meeting their idols Cockney Rebel Steve Harley and Hot Chocolate’s Errol Brown….plus much, much more!!

Eileen Dentin née McCadam & Kim Banker née William
interview for BBC’s People’s History of Pop,
Filmed on location at The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, 3rd February 2016.
Copyright: EMI Archive Trust, BBC and production company 7.

Part 1

Patrick shares his memories on working for EMI in 1959, his love of Connie Francis, and a chance encounter in a lift that would change his life forever.

Patrick Devoy interview for BBC’s People’s History of Pop,
filmed on location at The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, 3rd February 2016.
Copyright: EMI Archive Trust, BBC and production company 7.

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