Chris Stamp

Music Producer and Manager
Born Jul 7, 1942

Christopher Thomas "Chris" Stamp was a British music producer and manager known for co-managing and producing such musical acts as The Who and Jimi Hendrix in the 1960s and 1970s and co-founding the now defunct Track Records. He later became a psychodrama therapist based in the state of New York.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on July 7, 1942.


1963 21 Years Old Eventually the pair came to share a flat in west London, and in 1963 Lambert convinced Stamp that the two should direct their own film about the burgeoning British rock scene. "Our idea was to find a group that somehow represented the emerging ideas of our time. … Read More
1964 22 Years Old …  In effect, Meaden had no legal claim to the band and in 1964 he accepted a buyout for relinquishing control to Stamp and Lambert. … Read More
1966 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On occasion, Stamp and Lambert even became part of the act themselves; during one performance in 1966 they lit and tossed fire bombs onto the stage as the band played.


1975 33 Years Old …  By 1975 Stamp and Lambert were ousted by the band in favour of manager Bill Curbishley, and the pair relocated to New York City to produce American R&B/soul group Labelle. … Read More
1981 39 Years Old Following the demise of Track Records, Stamp remained in New York, but Kit Lambert had moved to Italy, dying in 1981 of a brain haemorrhage while at his mother's London home.


1987 45 Years Old Stamp's drug and alcohol use continued, and in 1987 he entered a drug rehabilitation programme; the experience helped to inspire Stamp to assist others with their addictions and he began to study experiential therapies, including psychodrama.


1995 53 Years Old Chris Stamp continued to work on Who-related projects and to give interviews about his forays into the music business. He provided liner notes for the 1995 re-release of the Who's 1966 album A Quick One, and provided a foreword to the 2005 re-release of the Who biography Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the Who 1958-1978.


2005 63 Years Old In 2005 he also gave an informal presentation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of their programme "From Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits". … Read More
2012 70 Years Old Stamp died of cancer on 24 November 2012 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. … Read More
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