Music Week 60th anniversary special: The story of the '60s

So this is where it all began. In August 1959, a new music business publication emerged, blinking, into the light. But while it began in the 1950s, the soon-to-arrive Swinging ’60s were what defined the fledgling Music Week – or Record Retailer as it was initially known. That turbulent decade saw the nascent UK biz move from Tin Pan Alley to the Isle Of Wight Festival, as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones took a British pop and rock ...

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