Bob Olhsson wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
>>From Michael Shoshani: "...This info I got from "EMI: The First 100 Years"
> by Peter Martland..."
> You can be sure that each side spun a version of the story that would put
> themselves in the best light for their stockholders and employees. My
> understanding was that the Columbia/EMI deal was between independent
> entities and not a case of one company having purchased the assets and
> trademarks of another like the RCA deal. It makes sense that the 50 year
> deal I was told about must have been just for the trademarks.
> My conversations were at EMI in England around 1968 and with Voyle Gilmore
> in the 1970s after he had retired from Capital. It was interesting that the
> folks at EMI studios in England were livid about what Capital had done to
> the sound of the Beatles although they had no problem with the differing
> album contents. At Motown we had a carbon of our letter turning down
> distribution of the Beatles posted on the wall for a while as a humbling
Speaking of which..