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ROCK ROYALTY UNVEILS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE ON EUROPE’S FIRST RECORDING STUDIO

Featured photo LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Roger Taylor unveils Westminster Council’s commemorative plaque on December 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan for Universal Music) LONDON: December 4, 2019 — Britain’s rich music heritage was celebrated yesterday with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque on the site of Europe’s first recording […]

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Secrets of the EMI Archive – 3

Nipper and His Master’s Voice – a little history By David Hughes MBE – Trustee of EMI Archive Trust. Dear old Nipper! His importance and significance to the music business has inevitably faded in recent years but his was the face that launched a million records. Not only that, the name of the painting gave […]

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Secrets of the EMI Archive – 2

Queen Mary’s Doll’s House Gramophone The 78 record pictured (top) was made specially for the Queen’s Doll’s House. It measures just 3.4cm across and plays ‘God Save The King’.  By David Hughes MBE – Trustee of EMI Archive Trust. Surely, as a child or adult, you will have visited Windsor Castle, the current Queen’s favourite […]

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MEMORIAL UNVEILED TO PIONEERING BRITISH ENGINEER, ALAN DOWER BLUMLEIN, THE SCIENTISTS AND RAF PERSONNEL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES TESTING WORLD WAR II INVENTION AIRBORNE RADAR

We are proud to announce the unveiling of this new memorial to eleven unsung war heroes, including the inventor of stereo recording, Alan Dower Blumlein, who lost their lives testing airborne radar in 1942.  Blumlein, with 128 patents to his name at only 39 years of age, was a tragic loss to his young family […]

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EMI HOME FRONT – 1939 to 1945

The EMI Archive Trust thanks the men and women based at the EMI Factory and Hayes, whose contribution was essential to the British War effort, in both civilian and military roles. Photographs: EMI Home Guard,  C-Coy. 17th Btn. N.F. Team April 1944Speech: Winston Churchill – War of the Unknown Warrior – Broadcast July 14 1940 […]

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D-Day Landings reported by ‘The EMI Home Guardian’ June 6th 1944

‘The EMI Home Guardian’ is a little known newspaper created for and by C-Coy. 17th Btn. and the Home Guard based on the EMI Factory site, Hayes, Middlesex throughout WWII. This extract, written 75 years ago, marks the D-Day Landings, 6th June 1944, one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations. ‘The EMI Home Guardian’ Since […]

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