We have received distressing news of the death, after a debilitating illness, of Charles M. Rodier, the legal adviser to EMI Classics for more than quarter of a century.
Charlie was a charming and unusual man, a lawyer who liked to say yes.
He facilitated archival access to writers like myself and assisted in the many minor difficulties that arise with peripheral copyright holders.
He loved music and those who make it.
He will be widely missed, like the label he served.