BMG Magazines

Classic-Banjo Ning contributor, and fine banjoist, John Field died August 2018.

He made a request that his collection of B.M.G. magazines should be shared for all and I am now delighted to be able to offer downloadable and SEARCHABLE PDF versions of them below.

You can read a full obituary for John here: “IN MEMORIAM

Clifford Essex & Co. first published the B.M.G. magazine in 1903 and they continued to produce monthly editions through until 1942 when the then Clifford Essex & Son Ltd. went into liquidation. The remaining Clifford Essex company assets were acquired by Blackpool based music publisher and promoter Bert Feldman. A re-formed company was incorporated, by Feldman’s, as Clifford Essex Music Co. Ltd. Three years later Feldman died and the company changed ownership to Francis Day & Hunter. The B.M.G survived until 1976 when again the publishers went into liquidation. After a gap of some thirty years a new company was set up and registered as Clifford Essex Music Co. Ltd. In 2009 this company also started to produce a B.M.G magazine of a similar format to the original, but this time as a quarterly journal. The magazine was published up until 2021.

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