and the Times piece doesn't get it either. They're showing us only the first 100 of each letter so when the writer wonders aloud how many Black Flag or Clash albums he had, the answer is we'll never know.....we'll only likely see band that start with the letters "Ba...." and "Ca...." Still, it's pretty cool.
Here in the US, I'm not sure if there are many who were aware of him. Personally, he ranks high to me since he was a supporter/promoter of my favorite avant garde artist: Captain Beefheart (aka Don VanVliet). May they both continue to rock on in the heavenly realms!