Today I have found and filmed Roland Rennie, a man whose name has turned up time and time again over the years in books and interviews about the players. So many thanks to Brian Southall and his book of numbers, and we now have on ‘film’ the man who placed the Beatles first releases in America when Capitol (a wholly owned EMI company) did not want to know about anything British!!!
Roland returned to the UK to take over the German label, Polydor just 20 years after WWII where he had success with bands like The Who, the Bee Gees and Slade as well as their Track label and one Jimi Hendrix. The memory for names might be going a bit but the occasional prompt kept the memories flowing – an honour indeed.