Well - this is the start of hopefully a long and fruitful series of posts from me, Peter Self. I am a Senior Lecturer in Music Business and Management at Canterbury Christ Church University based in Canterbury and Broadstairs, Kent. UK.
I have been involved in the music industry since I was 15. I can clearly remember buying 10inch 78rpm discs at the local record shop, Parker Pianos, in High Barnet, North London - I would have been 8 or 9 at the time and I can remember the excitement of getting my first 7inch 45rpm ‘single’, they seemed so small and light after their heavier predecessors. They also didn’t break when they slipped out of their paper sleeves.