Gramophone fixer dies at 100main
Gramophone reports the death of Quita Chavez, a ubiquitous oiler of wheels in the classical record industry for half of the past century.
She worked at one of London’s legendary record shops, EMG, then in the publicity department at Decca, and for the newly emerging company of Philips. In 1961 she joined the editorial department of The Gramophone. When CBS started as an independent company in the UK she went to them, lured there by Maurice Oberstein (who would finish his career as the global head of PolyGram) and later she had a second spell with Philips (by then part of PolyGram), leaving in 1980.