After Dinner Speaker and Entertainment Consultant
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My introduction to the world of show-business came about via my friendship with Peter Knight Jnr. son of Musical Director Peter Knight.
In April 1962, at the instigation of Peter Knight Jr. I attended an interview and was invited to undertake the job as Road Manager with pop singer Eden Kane. On the 11th, twenty-four days before my 21st birthday, I joined Eden at the ABC Hull where he was appearing on the Larry Parnes 'Spring Tour' and duly became the youngest Road Manager in the business.
Mal in 1951
Mal came up with the idea of the
Spice Girls in 1951. Unfortunately
the world just wasn't ready
I left Eden in June 1963 and was immediately invited to join Shane Fenton & The Fentones. In August, I was approached by impresario Arthur Howes and invited to join him as Company Tour Manager.
During my three year association with Arthur Howes, I toured with most of the noted artistes of the Merseybeat era: Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, The Remo 4, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Dennisons, Swinging Blue Jeans, The Searchers, The Chants, The Escorts, The Mojos and of course Cilla Black.
During my second tour for Arthur, Brian Epstein invited me to join NEMS as his right-hand man and oversee his day-to-day activities as well as his artistes touring commitments. I declined Brian's offer and stayed with Arthur Howes..
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