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...When Tom Jones won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1965, it ignited a career that would see over 100 million albums sold and thirty-six Top 40 hits in the UK. Born in Wales in 1940, Jones began singing at a young age but suffered from...

—Decca (UK)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘ Decca’ was originally the name of a portable phonograph manufactured in 1928 by the London firm of Barnett Samuels. Decca entered the record business through the foresight of Edward Lewis, a stockbroker who organized...

Wales (Cymru)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,918,700 (2002) Wales is one of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom. It lies to the west of England, from which it is separated by a border joining the estuaries of the River Dee...