People & Places
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.
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.