Sunday, July 15, 2012 | Categories: Features
The Sunday Edition's man of music, Robert Harris, brings us the second in his five-part history of the record business, Twilight of the Gods.
Today, we're in Victor's Pub, nestled on the waterfront of Camden, New Jersey. It's a pub like many others in North America, but with this difference. A hundred years ago, the building that houses Victor's Pub was at the centre of a recording empire that straddled the world - the recording empire that was the Victor Talking Machine Company ... later RCA Victor.
In the first decade of the Twentieth Century, Victor's records and record players created a new cultural reality for the world. Today, former employees of the company have gathered in Victor's Pub to celebrate the centenary of this building, and remember the legacy that was the Victor Talking Machine Company. Robert Harris was among them.