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Larry Parnes (full name Laurence Maurice Parnes) was born 1930, in Willesden, London; died 4 August 1989, London. British pop group manager and impresario. He was jocularly known as "Parnes, shillings and pence", because of his known reticence in paying performers their worth. Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Willesden is an area in North West London which forms part of the London Borough of Brent. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Larry Parnes had a reputation for signing singers and giving them evocative names, including Tommy Steele (Tommy Hicks), Marty Wilde (Reg Smith | Reg Patterson), Billy Fury (Ronald Wycherley), Vince Eager (born Roy Taylor, 4.6.1940, in Lincoln, Lincolnshire), Dickie Pride (born Richard Charles Knellar, 21.10.1941, at 74 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey; died 26.3.1969, at 74 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath), Duffy Power (born Ray Howard, 9.9.1941, in Fulham, south-west London), Johnny Gentle (born John Askew, 8.12.1940, in Nightingale Square, near Scotland Road, Vauxhall, North Liverpool), and Georgie Fame (Clive Powell). Songwriters like Lionel Bart provided original material. Image:TommySteele1. ... Marty Wilde (b. ... Billy Fury (April 17, 1940 – January 28, 1983) was an English pop singer and songwriter of the 1950s to 1980s from Wavertree, Liverpool. ... Georgie Fame is a British R&B singer whose real name is Clive Powell. ... Lionel Bart (1930-1999) was a British composer of songs musicals, best known for Oliver! Bart was born Lionel Begleiter in London to Galician Jews, and grew up in Stepney. ...


He auditioned, and then turned down The Silver Beetles - who were yet to change their name to The Beatles - as a backing band for Billy Fury, who also came from Liverpool, but he did employ them to back Johnny Gentle. The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... Liverpool skyline. ...


In 1967, he announced that he had out-grown the world of pop and would be devoting himself to the theatre. In 1972, he bought the 12-year lease for the Cambridge Theatre. During the 1970s, he administered the business affairs of the Olympic ice-skater John Curry. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Jerry Springer – The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre The Cambridge Theatre in London is a modern theatre, facing Seven Dials, built using steel and concrete and is notable for its elegant and clean lines of design. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... John Curry (1949-1994) was a British figure skater who won the Olympic and World Championships in 1976. ...


Parnes was also a horse racing fan, and owned horses, including "Cambridge Gold", named after his involvement in the Cambridge Theatre and John Curry.


He died from meningitis in London aged 59. Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges, caused by microorganisms that have spread into the blood and into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). ...


References

  • Then & Now Article
  • Knitting Circle

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Larry Parnes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (225 words)
Larry Parnes (full name Laurence Maurice Parnes) was born 1930, in Willesden, London; died 4 August 1989, London.
He was amusingly known as "Parnes, shillings and pence", because of his known reticence in paying performers their worth.
Parnes was also a horse racing fan, and owned horses, including "Cambridge Gold", named after his involvement in the Cambridge Theatre and John Curry.
Larry Parnes: Information from Answers.com (701 words)
Larry Parnes was the first major British rock manager, working with Tommy Steele, Billy Fury, Joe Brown, and a host of singers with improbable show business names, including Duffy Power, Johnny Gentle, Marty Wilde, Vince Eager, and Dickie Pride.
Parnes had his fleeting contact with the Beatles and the Liverpool rock scene in 1960, when he put on Gene Vincent's concert there, with local Liverpool bands filling out the bill.
It would be foolish, though, to criticize Parnes for missing his chance to sign and groom the Beatles; at that point they were just another Liverpool rock band, and not nearly as good as they were when they were signed by Brian Epstein a year and a half later.
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