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Re: [ARSCLIST] Sad news about Dick Sudhalter and Decca archive

Hi Michael:

Could you provide some details about the Universal archive fire? When and where did this happen? I thought the Decca masters were all consolidated in a climate-controlled and "fire-proof" archive in Germany, associated with Berliner Studios.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Biel" <mbiel@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 3:05 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Sad news about Dick Sudhalter and Decca archive

It is a sad day over at the 78-L and I am not going to cross-post what is over there, but just give you heads-up. Richard Sudhalter passed away last night. And there is now confirmation that the Universal vault fire consumed the entire Decca masters from the 30s thru the 50s. Metal, tape, test pressings, and paper.

There's no justice in the world.

Mike Biel mbiel@xxxxxxxxx

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