Last week I took a trip down memory lane with my very first complaint letter, which took issue with the amount of noise we were making in the Student magazine digs. This week, I’ve unearthed another amusing letter from my past.
One day short of being exactly eight years since we got that letter about printing presses, slippers and open front doors, I received another letter. It was August 15th 1976, and Virgin Records was in full flow. Mike Oldfield’s Ommadawn was riding high in the charts for us, with Gong joining him in the top 10.
We were also busily trying to grow the label by signing major stars such as The Rolling Stones, The Who and Pink Floyd. Even more importantly, we were to reinvent Virgin Records by finding the next big thing too. The likes of Dire Straits were round for negotiations, and The Sex Pistols would soon follow…Fuente: https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/complaint-letters-and-half-quoted-poetry