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Memories of EMI – Ricky Ford

The Trust would like to thank Ricky Ford for sending in his memory of EMI. Ricky was an EMI recording artist as has shared a little about his time with the label. It was 1961 in Bristol a truly daring and controversial musical called A MAN DIES was produced, it was the first RocknRoll religious musical. […]

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Memories on Film – Tris Penna at Abbey Road, 1994

The EMI Archive Trust would like to thank Tris Penna for contributing this great memory about his time at EMI to our collection. Tris worked for EMI for 10 years (1987 – 1997) as a product manager, artist development manager and as A +R director. In this video he shares a short memory of his […]

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Alan Blumlein and the invention of Stereo

Alan Blumlein was a senior sound engineer at EMI’s Central Research Laboratories (CRL) on the Hayes factory site. He joined the company when Columbia and The Gramophone Company merged in 1931. Over his lifetime he was a prolific inventor, developing huge technological advances within the sound engineering field. After a night at the cinema with […]

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Memories of EMI

Rupert Perry’s Story of Manchester Square 1987 The Trust would like to thank Rupert Perry who has kindly agreed to be the first person to contribute a memory to our Memories of EMI Campaign – #memoriesofEMI. If you have any stories of your time with EMI to share, please join our Memories of EMI campaign. […]

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Captain Scott’s Gramophone

When Captain Robert Falcon Scott embarked upon the Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica and the south Pole in 1910 he took with him two HMV ‘Monarch Gramophones’, loaned by The Gramophone Company, and several hundred 78rpm shellac discs specifically chosen to boost the team’s morale. At the time of the expedition The Gramophone Company was […]

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