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An Evening with Decca: The Supreme Record Company 1929-2019 at the British Library

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Time 19:00
Date 30/07/19
Price £15

Home to countless legendary musicians from David Bowie to Bing Crosby, celebrate nine decades of Decca through presentation, conversation and archive, with guests including musician Jess Gillam.

Decca Records is one of the most beloved record labels in the UK. To celebrate its 90th anniversary and the publication of a book celebrating its legacy, authors, and the editors of Decca; The Supreme Record Label, Darren Henley (former Managing Director of Classic FM) and Daryl Easlea (Curator of Decca 90) take you through the label’s musical highs in pop, classical and easy over the past nine decades.

Followed by panel with musicians and industry experts – including ground-breaking artist Jess Gilham and Alexander Buhr, MD of Decca Classics – looking at Decca’s illustrious classical past and asking if ‘classical’ has always been the true pop music of its day?

Jess Gillam is an award winning saxophonist. In 2016, she made history as the first ever saxophonist to reach the Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend An Evening with Decca: The Supreme Record Company 1929-2019 at the British Library at 19:00 on Tuesday 30 July. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Decca Records was established in 1929 by whom?
A: .1) Donald Pickle .2) Joe King .3) Donald Butcher .4) Edward Lewis