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Former chief of Capital records, Bhaskar Menon dies

Date: 20 March 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Bhaskar Menon, who was also the first Asian man to run a major Western record label, died in Beverly Hills, California. He was 86.
  • In 1957, Menon joined the Gramophone Co. of India, an EMI subsidiary. He became managing director in 1965 and chairman in 1969. Later in 1969, he was named managing director of EMI International.
  • He became the label’s new chief in 1971 and quickly turned its finances around, driving a gargantuan hit in 1973 with Pink Floyd’s album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” He later ran EMI’s vast worldwide music operations.