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Stiff Records

Adam Sweeting, Q, October 1986

THE CONNAUGHT ROOMS in London, WC2, are used to Lord Mayors, masonic gatherings and businessmen full of brandy, but on a grey August Monday the building played host to the creditors of Stiff Records. Functionaries at the door ticked off names of arrivals against a list running into several pages. At the centre of this ignominious assembly was Dave Robinson, Stiff's colourful, charismatic and apparently rather unpredictable supremo.

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