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Symbol Records was a DIY label. It issued just the one record: 'An Old Fashioned Christmas' b/w 'Especially When You're Young', by well-known actor Harry H. Corbett. It came out in 1979, and was numbered S-001.  Pressing was by Pye, distribution was by Selecta, and the company's address was 506/508 Kingsbury Rd, London, NW9 9HE. Harry H. Corbett, OBE ( Was born in Rangoon, Burma, on the 28 February 1925 21 March 1982) was an English actor. Corbett was best known for his starring role in the popular and long-running BBC Television sitcom Steptoe and Son in the 1960s and 1970s. Corbett was regarded as one of Britain's first Method actors and early in his career he was dubbed "the English Marlon Brando" by some sections of the British press. Corbett also released a number of 45 rpm records, most of which were novelty songs based upon the rag-and-bone character, including "Harry You Love Her" and "Junk Shop". He recorded a number of sea shanties and folk songs. In 1973 he also recorded an album titled Only Authorised Employees To Break Bottles which was a "showcase of accents", with songs from Corbett in a range of accents including Liverpudlian, Brummie and Mancunian. Including the album, he released over 30 songs. A heavy smoker all his adult life, Corbett had his first heart attack in September 1979. Harry H. Corbett died of a heart attack in March 1982 in Hastings, East Sussex. He was 57. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

 
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