We are saddened to hear that Barry Irving died last night, after a short illness, aged 69.
Barry was publisher of Gramophone in the boom times. When the magazine was sold to a corporate owner, he founded International Record Review (IRR) which he ran in a manner that he insisted was ‘true to the old Gramophone values, before the dumbing down’. He was an irresistible enthusiast for all things on record.
Barry will be missed by many friends in the record business. Our sympathies to his family.