About 1500 miles to the north in far away Canada, the news would have a life-changing impact on a young mechanic who owned a small shop in Calgary.
Dale Armstrong was only 20, but until the 409 Impala turned up he’d been a staunch Ford and Olds man.
However each followed a distinct commercial policy, their catalogues were different. One should know that in the fifties the West European markets were not open.
If a manufacturer wanted to sell in another European country, he would create an affiliate to distribute his products or choose an exclusive independent importer (agent) responsible for that country.
So, without further ado, we turn it over to Rudolf, with all due respect and appreciation: DISQUES VOGUE P. In London, in the fifties, there was also a Vogue Records operation. French Vogue, of course, was present in France, but also in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and Germany.
I don’t know whether they were legally independent or whether the U. operation was an affiliate of the French organization. There were obvious links: the name, the label (logo), which was similar, although not 100% identical; artists recorded by French Vogue were also issued by Vogue London and vice versa. (Later in the sixties Vogue Deutschland was created.) I suppose they were also represented in Spain, but not in Scandinavia.
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So as this is our page, we'll scan the Books for ones we reckon are interesting or noteworthy.
Starting in 1956 many valve amps will be 3 watt tiny Mono things, these are interesting to try & we had one years ago.
Please do not link to our site on ebay sales trying to use our unique info to play buyers for a sale suggesting we are authorising their sale, as we are not.
We are using the Hifi Year Book as we have the whole set 1956-1981.