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A&M Records sold hundreds of millions of albums and singles worldwide. Known as the artist-friendly label A&M is most often associated with artists like Herb Alpert, Burt Bacharach, Carpenters, The Police, Styx, Supertramp, Bryan Adams, Peter Frampton, Sergio Mendes, Quincy Jones, Janet Jackson, Carole King, Sheryl Crow and many others. The timeless hits from A&M include “Close to You,” “Every Breath You Take,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “This Guy’s In Love With You,” “Babe,” “Rise,” “What Have You Done For Me Lately” and more that transitioned from Top 10 hits to great standards around the world. All the artists, all the songs are here at On A&M Records.

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Nigel Burlinson. Older members of the Rondor and A&M family of employees may recall the name of a very long-serving, very cherished senior executive - Nigel Burlinson.  

He was one of the first staff members when Rondor UK started in 1971. And he completed his distinguished career working in the Rondor Paris office decades later.

Sad to report that Nigel Burlinson has passed away at the age of 86.

He was beloved by all who knew him and so far he has been saluted by: former Rondor chiefs - Lance Freed, Derek Green, Bob Grace... By the UK trade paper Music Week. The UK equivalent of the Grammys - the Brits - has honored him in its "In Memoriam" roll-call. And Britain's top national daily quality newspaper - The Times - ran a major obituary - very rare for a behind-the-scenes music executive such as Nigel.

Nigel also had stints working for Warner Bros. Music and Warner-Chappell. In the 1960s he was the top administrator of the Beatles song catalogue.  

His friend of 55 years - producer Martin Lewis - has set-up a mini-website in tribute - with details of a Zoom memorial and links to all the obits etc. Also a way to pass condolences to his family.

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