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People & Places


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Dave Appell                Madara & White         Quincy Jones                   Thom Bell                   Dave White                  Joe Renzetti

Harry Chipetz             Billy Jackson              Joe Tarsia

Dick Clark                   Harold Lipsius            Jimmy Wisner

Linda Creed                Leroy Lovett               Sigma Sound Studios

Gamble & Huff           Bernie Lowe               The Shubert Building

Jimmy lenner             Artie Singer                Cameo Parkway Records

Roy Stragis                 Kal Mann

A Brief History

Harold Lipsius became involved in the music business in 1950 by acquiring a share of a pressing plant.  In 1955, he set up Universal Record Distributing in Philadelphia where he pioneered the distribution of pre-recorded cassettes.  In 1956 he started the Jamie Record Company and was also a partner in Phil Spector's legendary Phillies Records. Harold Lipsius has remained an influential figure in the Philadelphia music industry.

John's Memories

Harold Lipsius gave Madara & White one of our early opportunities in the beginning of our career to produce "Billy and The Essentials," "Maureen Gray," "Johnny Madara," "The Hearts" and "Danny and The Juniors."  Jamie-Guyden Records was one of the early pioneer record companies and very influentual in establishing our early hits.  I have a deep respect for his business knowledge and am very grateful for his help in our careers.

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