• Gene Norman

    9th November 2015

    Gene Norman, jazz impresario, disc jockey and record label owner, passed away peacefully at his home in Hollywood, California on 2 November 2015.  He was 93.

  • Kat McCord (February 18, 1952-October 28, 2015)

    4th November 2015

    My baby sister, better known to fans of her early music as Kathy, was beautiful and talented and possessed a good heart. We were born eight years apart, making us of different generations; I, a war baby and she a boomer.

  • Harold Battiste

    23rd June 2015

    Harold Battiste, the warm, articulate New Orleans record man, died on June 19 in his hometown after a long illness, at age 83.

  • Steve Lewins

    9th June 2015

    It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Steve Lewins, the original bass player with Chiswick Records’ very first band , the Count Bishops, who recorded the ‘Speedball’ EP [SW1] in September 1975. This 7” record was released in November 1975 and went on to sell over 10,000 copies, playing a seminal part in helping to establish the fledgling Chiswick Records label.

  • B.B. King Remembered

    14th May 2015

    B.B., who suffered from type 2 diabetes, died in his sleep at 89 and had been under home nursing care due to ill-health for some months. King was one of the hardest working blues artists ever and spent most of his long life touring.

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