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The Grammy’s

  • The first in our #EMIGramophones series is: The Trade Mark Gramophone! #music #vintage #heritage
  • The second Gramophone in our #EMIGramophones series is: The Junior Monarch Gramophone. #music #vintage #heritage
  • The fifth Gramophone in our #EMIGramophones series is: The Pigmy Grand. #music #vintage #heritage
  • Number six in our #EMIGramophones series are the stunning Model 460 and 461 Gramophones. #music #vintage #heritage
  • Number seven in our #EMIGramophones series are the Portable gramophones, models 100 and 101 which were the company's most successful gramophones! Perfect for a picnic on a summer's day. #music #vintage #heritage
  • Number seven in our #EMIGramophones series are the Portable gramophones, models 100 and 101 which were the company's most successful gramophones! Perfect for a picnic on a summer's day. #music #vintage #heritage
  • The season model of 1909 - The Cecil Zonophone gramophone. #music #vintage #heritage
  • One of our most treasured pieces. This Gramophone has been to the Antarctic and back over the last 100 years - It's the Monarch Senior model, taken by Captain Scott and his team on the Tera Nova expedition to the South Pole. #music #vintage #heritage

A huge congratulations to all of this year’s Grammy winners! Did you know that the Grammy Award was originally called a Gramophone Award. It is given by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to recognise significant achievements in the music industry. The man responsible for inventing the gramophone and flat disc was Emile […]

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Memories on Film

We have been overwhelmed by all of the incredible stories and images sent in via our ‘Memories of EMI Campaign.’ We are now looking for your stories and memories of EMI, the Company, the music, the factories, the artists as well as the studios. We are hoping to capture your memories on film to share and keep for […]

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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 – Margaret’s story

The Trust would like to thank Margaret Carvalho who has kindly agreed to contribute a memory to our Memories of EMI Campaign (#memoriesofEMI.) She sent in a picture of herself aged 16 and told us about her trip to see the recordings of a Radio Luxembourg show. “When I was 16 I remember travelling to […]

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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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Age UK Old Vinyl Factory exhibition visit

The EMI Group Archive Trust was delighted to welcome Age UK to the EMI Archive Trust exhibition in The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes.  Many of the Age UK visitors used to work on the EMI site in the factories and the offices.  We sat down to talk about some of their memories of the […]

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