Independent label: Kentone Records issued at least two records in or around 1977, both of which were by artists who are better known for making people laugh than for their musical accomplishments. First out of the blocks was comedian Freddie Davies, with a celebration of a famous fish-and-ship shop, 'The Ballad Of Harry Ramsden's' (PKM-101; 1977).  He was followed by Ronne Coyles - later to work with another comedian, Harry Hall - who recorded an EP, 'This Is Ronne Coyles' (PKM-102). Freddie Davies produced that EP; the fact that he was involved with both records suggests that Kentone may have been his imprint. The label of PKM-101 was injection-moulded. PKM-102 was recorded at Look studios, Huddersfield. Neither record seems to have sold in any great numbers. Freddie Davies was born in Brixton, London on 21 July 1937, is a British comedian and actor who achieved fame in 1964 via the television programme Opportunity Knocks and has since appeared in several television series and films. After serving national service in the Royal Army Pay Corps, Davies became a stand-up comedian. He began his career in 1958 as a Butlin's holiday camp entertainer. He started on the cabaret circuit in 1964, when he turned professional, and he appeared on many television shows in the 1960s, '70s and '80s including Opportunity Knocks, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, The Des O'Connor Show, The Tom Jones Show, The Bachelors Show and Blackpool Night Out. Distributed By Kentone Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

77 Freddie Davies   Ballad Of Harry Ramsden'S  KENTONE PKM 101
77 Ronne Coyles This Is Ronne Coyles KENTONE PKM 102

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