Oral history of recorded sound

Lockwood, Sir Joseph, former Chairman of EMI. Oral History of Recorded Sound

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    Lockwood, Sir Joseph, 1904-1991 (male)

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    Taking over EMI at the time of the introduction of LPs. HMV merger with Columbia. CBS introduce 45s, Decca LPs. EMI's financial losses. Walter Legge: his own recording of Fidelio. EMI's first stereo recording. Legge's friendship with Karajan. Sound quality. George Martin taking over the pop catalogue. Starting the Angel label. Recording with Ruby Murray. George Martin's recordings with The Beatles. Percentage of pop recording to classical. Breaking even on recordings. Arts Council subsidies. Alan Blumlein's original patent for stereo. Availability of records friendship with Sir Edward Lewis. Decline in the record industry and its future: future of the EMI empire. Quadraphonic recordings, digital recordings, CDs. Broadcasting and the record industry.

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