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Harold Edward DAVIDSON  1901 - 1992   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Harold Edward DAVIDSON  1901 - 1992

aka Harold E. Davidson, H. E. Davidson, H. Davidson, Harold Davidson
nationality
occupation recording engineer
birth 20 June 1901, ......., Wandsworth, Greater London, Surrey, ENGLAND
baptism
death .. April 1992, ......., Hillingdon, Middlesex
burial
marriage married in .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1925 in Staines, Middlesex:
Eileen Violet BROWN

b. .. July/Aug/Sep (22 June?) 1903, Uxbridge, Staines, Middlesex
d. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1976, Hillingdon

children
  • Andrew

    b. .... 1937, .......
    d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1953, Uxbridge(?) (15y)


PARENTS

father Edward James DAVIDSON

b. .. Apr/May/June, 1877, St Olave, London, Surrey
d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1963, Willesden(?)

mother Sarah Ann ANDREW

b. .........
d. ..............

marriage they got married in .. Apr/May/June 1901, Wandsworth
children
  • Harold Edward

    b. 20 June 1901, ......., Wandsworth, Greater London, Surrey, ENGLAND
    d. .. April 1992, ......., Hillingdon, Middlesex


LIFE


recorder (monograms: BJ / CJ; 0J / 2J )

Joined GRAMCO in June 1916 (Tool Room).
One of the three senior operators (Beckett, Larter and Davidson) who handles the preparation of classical recordings (March, 1954)

In 1925 transferred to Recording Department

Recorded from November 1925 to June 1930 in BJ / CJ matrix series

Recorded from September 1931 until at least March 1932 in 0J / 2J matrix series



Harold E. DAVIDSON (31y) engineer
"CARTHAGE"
dep. Brisbane: .... 1932
Davidson embarked at Gibraltar
arr. London: 29 July 1932
c/o The Gramophone Co., Ltd., Hayes


residence in 1932: 1, St. Margaret's Terrace, Station Road, Hayes, Mddlx.



Harold DAVIDSON (32y) Gramophone // Recording Engineer
+ Eileen V. DAVIDSON (30y)
SS "BERENGARIA"
dep. Southampton: 22 Nov 1933
arr. New York: 28 Nov 1933
Pennsylvania Hotel, NY (10 days)
final destination: JAPAN via Seattle



Harold DAVIDSON (36y) engineer
+ Eileen DAVIDSON (34)
+ Andrew DAVIDSON (7m)
SS "SCHARNHORST"
dep. Yokohama, JAPAN: ..... 1937 or 1938
arr. Southampton, ENGLAND: 21 Jan 1938
EMI Co., Ltd., Abbey Road, London


NOTES

  • A look at the engineers who made history travelling the world recording its music by Paul Vernon (online article)
    Originally published in: Vintage Jazz Mart No. 94, 1994. Copyright belongs to the author. Electronic edition by Lars Fredriksson, April 17, 1997


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