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Island Records: The man who sold the world?

David Toop, The Times, 2 August 1989

Chris Blackwell, the idiosyncratic founder of Island Records, has sold out to one of the music industry giants, Polygram. David Toop asks whether the spirit of the largest of the independent record companies, famous for its success with the unconventional, will survive.

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