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Memories on Film – Ken Scott at Abbey Road Studios

The EMI Archive Trust was delighted to sit down with the legendary Ken Scott at Abbey Road Studios. Ken Scott worked for EMI, at Abbey Road Studios where he began his time working in the tape library and worked his way up to become an incredible engineer who worked with the Beatles and on many […]

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Capacitance Altimeter

In early 1940, Alan Blumlein and his team at the EMI Central Research Labs began work on the technology behind the Capacitance Altimeter. This device works by measuring the differences in charge between a low lying aircraft and the charge at earth’s surface, therefore enabling aircraft and other vehicles to fly at night and in […]

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Memories of EMI – Tony Locantro

Tony Locantro worked for EMI for 54 years and during that time he worked with the EMI Archive Trust to curate Scott’s Music Box. This double CD compilation album showcases the music taken by Captain Scott on his fateful expedition to the South Pole. Tony was instrumental in choosing the correct pieces of music and artwork […]

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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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The First Mini Disc

In 1924 The Gramophone Company was commissioned by the royal household on behalf of Princess Marie Louise to make a bespoke set of six miniature records and a miniature gramophone for Queen Mary’s Doll’s House. The Doll House was to be filled with an extensive collection of fully functioning miniature pieces carefully selected to showcase the […]

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