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