Biography: 1. Early Years

Daniel Kevin Daly (he never used his first name) was born in north-west London on 15th April 1942, the first child of Daniel and Eva; he had a strict religious upbringing, his father being a devout (some might say obsessive) Catholic, who had settled in England after making the crossing from Dublin to Liverpool in the 1920s.

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Biography: 3. Argo Years

Kevin had now begun to write. He had been planning for some time a history of sound recording itself, going back to its roots, with Edison, the Phonograph and recordings of Gladstone, Florence Nightingale and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Kevin was intending to have it released as an LP.

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Biography: 4. ASV and Australia

After the Decca takeover, Kevin and Harley had immediate discussions, wondering what they could do next. They decided to launch a kind of ‘Argo, Mk.2’. or at least that’s how it seemed in the beginning. They were joined by classical record man Jack Boyce, and in 1981 launched a new record label: ASV (Academy Sound and Vision).

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Biography: 5. Final Months

In March 1989, Kevin returned for a short visit to the UK. One of the reasons for the trip was to finalise plans with his musician son Michael for setting up a studio together, an idea they’d been discussing for over a year. Michael was at that time Music Director of the Drake Music Project, and had his own music studio.

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