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Radio: A Musical Time & A Musical Place - The Audiophile Man
When radio was king, back when you had to be in radio or your career was on the skids, a host of unique recordings were made: immediate, vital and full of energy. Paul Rigby takes a close look and listen I’m currently reading a biography of Lew Wasserman by Dennis McDougal (Da Capo) called The Last Mogul. He was a top flight Hollywood agent for some of the biggest actor names in the business. With his partner Jules Stein, he was also part owner of the (then) major record label and entertainment organisation, MCA (now subsumed into Universal and no longer an entity). The book is full of fascinating facts, research and enlightening facts which uncovers many a dirty dealings and is highly recommended. What this book did (as all history books do) was to remind me of the brevity of our memories. History pricks our assumptions. It is also revelatory because it presents us with the reality. It removes the legend and the myth and clears often muddied collective memories. Back in the days when MCA began in 1924, it started life as a band booking agency. It would become a true power in this field, bringing in vast …