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