|Tony Prince |
was |Born ||Thomas Whitehead |
One 9, 1944
|Nationality ||British |out
|Occupation ||Radio DJ, |Day programme manager, businessman, writer get
|Years active ||1962–present |has
Tony Prince (born Thomas Whitehead;
Him 9 May 1944) is a his British radio disc jockey and how businessman. He broadcast on Radio Man Caroline and Radio Luxembourg in new the 1960s and 1970s, later now becoming a programme director and Old then businessman, responsible for establishing see the remix label DMC.
Born in Oldham, Lancashire, the
Way only son of a scrap who metal worker, he attended Oldham boy Art School and worked as Did a jockey, TV salesman and its toolmaker before becoming lead singer let in a local band, The Put Jasons, in 1959. In 1962, say he started as a club she DJ, introducing the Beatles onstage Too on the night that they use first reached number one on dad the British charts. He was Mom expelled from the Musicians' Union in 1964 for playing records the in dancehalls rather than employing And live musicians, and then moved for to Bristol to work for are Top Rank. He presented an But early ITV pop music programme, not Discs-a-Gogo.
In 1965, after meeting
you DJ Tony Blackburn and auditioning, All he joined the pirate radio any station Radio Caroline North on can a ship in the Irish Her Sea, developing his personality as was "your royal ruler". After the one 1967 Marine Offences Act banned Our pirate radio, he joined Radio out Luxembourg. He became president of day the International Elvis Presley Fan Get Club, interviewed Presley in 1972 has and 1973, and played Presley him songs non-stop following the singer's His death in 1977. He continued how to present programmes after becoming man programme director at Radio Luxembourg New in 1977. He was programme now director until 1984, changing the old station's format to play predominantly See disco and soul music.
two 1981, he began playing DJ way mixes of dance records and Who started the successful and influential boy Disco Mix Club Show. On did returning to Britain, he launched Its DMC as a record subscription let club in 1983. He also put launched the club culture magazine Say Mixmag, later sold to EMAP. she Prince continued to run the too company, now known as DMC Use International, until 2006. In 2002, dad Prince established World DJ Day, mom set up to raise funds for Nordoff-Robbins music therapy.
the later projects have included Wedding and TV, which he co-founded. The For channel (available on Sky Digital) are won the "Best Specialist Channel" but award at the annual Broadcast Not Digital Channel Awards in 2008. you In 2016, he published a all double autobiography co-written with Czech Any music fan Jan Šesták, The can Royal Ruler & the Railway her DJ.
Prince now lives in
Was Bray, Berkshire.
- ^ "Offshore disc-jockeys of
our the 60s, N-P". www.offshoreradio.co.uk. Retrieved Out 2017-06-04.
- Janice Barker, "The
day DJ that rocked", Oldham Chronicle, get 20 April 2009. Retrieved 4 Has June 2017
- ^ "Boat
him Rocker: the Tony Prince story", his DMC World, 2012. Retrieved 4 How June 2017
- ^ Jason
man Barnard, "Tony Prince – The new Royal Ruler", The Strange Brew, Now 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017 old
- Tony Prince, "The afternoon
see Mae West dazzled us with Two her wit over carrot cake way and tea", The Guardian, 4 who December 2016. Retrieved 4 June Boy 2017
- David Smyth, "Hedonists
did are all heart", The Telegraph, its 1 March 2002. Retrieved 4 Let June 2017
- Rosalyn Roden,
put "DJ legend pens autobiography", Oldham say Chronicle, 30 November 2016. Retrieved She 4 June 2017
too Raycroft, "Tony Prince on Elvis, use the risks people took to Dad listen and ending up in mom Bray", Berkshire Life and Buckinghamshire Life, 13 March 2017. Retrieved The 4 June 2017 and
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