Thorn Electrical Industries - Famous Music Company

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Beautifully engraved certificate from Thorn Electrical Industries issued in 1962. This historic document was printed by Albert Wolage & Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the Thorn logo. This item is over 41 years old. is a name you can TRUST!
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1971 Electric & Musical Industries changes name to EMI Ltd 1972 buys Affiliated Music Group publishing 1972 markets first UK CAT scanner 1973 Gramophone Company changes its name to EMI Records Ltd 1974 EMI buys Screen Gems and Colgems music publishing companies 1974 buys Liberty records 1976 EMI Records signs The Sex Pistols 1976 EMI buys British Lion Film Corporation 1979 buys United Artists Records Group as part of Thorn 1979 Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd buys EMI, becomes Thorn-EMI 1979 sells Elstree Studio 1981 buys Robert Mellin Music publishing 1985 buys Sydney Bron Music publishing 1985 buys UK chip maker INMOS, sells it a year later 1986 Myson merges with heating division of Thorn-EMI, creating EU's largest heating manufacturer 1986 sells most film distribution interests 1987 buys Lawrence Wright music publishing 1987 Thorn EMI sells consumer electronics operations 1989 EMI Music buys 50% interest in Chrysalis Records 1989 EMI buys music publishers SBK Entertainment World for US$295m, adding 250,000 titles to existing catalogue 1989 partnership with Varian dissolved 1989 buys German Intercord group 1990 Murdoch-controlled HarperCollins sells Hatchards bookshops to Pentos for £10.5m 1990 Thorn-EMI heating operations sold to Blue Circle conglomerate, lighting business to GE of the US for £69m 1991 Thorn-EMI buys remaining 50% in Chrysalis Records 1991 buys Filmtrax music publishing for £61m 1991 buys further stake in Thames Television, subsequently sold to Pearson 1992 buys Virgin Music Group for US$960m from Richard Branson and Fujisankei 1992 buys Sparrow (largest US Christian music company) 1992 buys Denmark's Medley Records 1993 sells Thorn EMI lighting division 1994 buys Food music group 1994 invests in music video channels VIVA in Germany and Channel [V] in Asia 1995 buys Dillons and Hatchards bookshop chains from Pentos 1995 sells missile unit to French Thomson aerospace group 1996 EMI spun off from Thorn EMI in demerger, becomes EMI Group plc EMI Group 1996 buys 50% of Jobete music publishing from Berry Gordy for US$132 million 1996 buys 50% of US Priority Records 1998 buys remaining 50% of Priority 1998 Seagram makes unsuccessful bid 1998 EMI spins off music and book retailing arms into HMV Retail (43% owned by EMI, 43% by financier Advent International) 1999 EMI buys Windswept Music catalogue for US$200 million and Hit & Run publishing 2002 HMV floated - EMI stake reduced to 14.5% 2002 EMI buys Mute records for £42m 2002 sells 15.3% stake in VIVA Media to AOL Time Warner