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Chris Blackwell (22nd June birthday)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:31 am
by john poole
Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell - born 22nd June, 1937 (Westminster, London) - Chris formed Island Records with Graeme Goodall in Jamaica in 1959 when he was 22 - he's eighty today.

'Boogie in my Bones' (R&B Records/Island Records 002) was their first hit (1959)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeMTX2IjUt8

Chris began the UK Island label in 1962 - these were the first two releases, 55 years ago this month -

Lord Creator - 'Remember' (WI-001)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLfrBRMPSgI

Owen Gray - 'Patrica' (WI-002)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYP5i9a9oZM

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/ ... lackwell#_
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/musi ... cords.html

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