Recording Pioneers


Edward FOWLER  ("Chick")1902 - 1993   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Edward FOWLER  ("Chick")1902 - 1993

aka E. Fowler, Chick Fowler, C. Fowler
nationality
occupation
birth 5 Jan 1902, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
baptism
death 7 July 1993, Eastbourne, Sussex, ENGLAND
burial
marriage married in ....... to:
.............

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

children
  • Michael

    b. .................
    LIVING

  • ........................

PARENTS

father ........... FOWLER

b. ............... , ENGLAND
d. .................

mother ..................

b. ................, ENGLAND
d. .................

marriage they got married in ......................., ENGLAND
children
  • Edward

    b. 5 jan 1902, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
    d. 7 July 1993, Eastbourne, Sussex, ENGLAND

  • ....................

LIFE


recorder (BF(R)/CF(R) 25cm/30cm)

joined Gramco on 19 Aug 1924

first resident engineer in Milan (see: Paul Vernon’s “The Engineers”)

From 1943-1946 Manager of Gramofon Türk Limitet Sirketi in Turkey

In March 1954 he was Production Manager

residence in 1932: "Yendo", Langley Road, Slough, Bucks.

Edward "Chick" Fowler, recording engineer and past manager of EMI Studios, Abbey Road, has died at the age of 91. A full obituary will follow next month (in: The Gramophone of Oct 1993, p. 156)



NOTES

  • article on Edward Fowler in Audio Biographies. Idle [Yorkshire], Wharfedale Wireless Works, 1961
  • 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
  • Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out by Gordon Thompson (Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Turn-table Talk. Management Changes at E.M.I. (in: The Gramophone of Feb 1956, p. 57) (online GRAMOPHONE ARCHIVE)
  • Obituary Edward Fowler (in: The Gramophone of Oct 1993, p. 156) (online GRAMOPHONE ARCHIVE)
  • The Objective Basis for the Production of High Quality Transfers from Pre-1925 Sound Recordings by George Brock-Nannestadt (AES Convention:103 (September 1997) Paper Number:4610)


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

From left to right:
George W. Deakin, Edward "Chick" Fowler and Giulleti (first name?),
May 1931
Recording equipment of Edward Fowler and George Deakin (assistant).
Turnhalle Ämtlerhaus, Zürich-Wiedikon (25 April-10 May 1930)
The recordings were made in Fowler's matrix series (BF 3161-3255)



THANK YOU


Paul Cleary
George Brock-Nannestad