Recording Pioneers


Cyril John FRANCIS  1904 - 2002 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Cyril John FRANCIS  1904 - 2002

aka Cyril J. Francis, C. J. Francis, Cyril Francis, C. Francis
nationality
occupation recording engineer
birth 24 May 1904, London, UK
baptism
death .. May 2002, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND (98y)
burial
marriage married on .. Jan/Feb /Mar 1930, Steyning, Sussex:
Ella Marian JOHNSON

b. 26 March 1901, ..........
d. .. Dec 1995, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND (94y)

children
  • David John Francis

    b. .. [July/Aug/Sep 1939, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND]?
    LIVING


PARENTS

father ................. FRANCIS

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

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

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

children
  • Cyril John

    b. 24 May 1904, London, UK
    d. .. May 2002, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND


LIFE


in 1926 assistant of Oscar Preuss (PARLOPHONE) INTERNET
recorded in Sweden/France/Egypt
In 1936 became recording manager of TRUESOUND RECORDS Ltd.
See online article: Talk by Cyril Francis, Recording Engineer, presented at the Washington, D.C. Association of Recorded Sound Collections chapter meeting. Mary Pickford Theatre. Library of Congress (23 Oct 1996)

AES Audio Engineering Society (Historical Committee)

ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
Interview with Cyril Francis (acoustic recording engineer) on 27 Dec 2002 by Miles Davis (not the trumpeter)



Cyril J. FRANCIS (42y; b. <1905>, London) research scientist
Dep.: 4 March 1947, Southampton
Arr.: ... March, New York
(BORDER CROSSINGS FROM CANADA TO U.S.)



Cyril FRANCIS engineer (b. 24 May 1904)
+ Ella FRANCIS (b. 26 Mar 1901)
“QUEEN ELIZABETH”
Dep.: ... Aug 1957, New York
Arr.: 2 Sep 1957, Southampton
Address: Borough Green House, Borough Green, Kent, UK


NOTES


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

NO PICTURE AVAILABLE YET


THANK YOU


David Francis