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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.