Chris Stamp
British music producer and manager
Chris Stamp
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.
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Top Ten Films of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
When you read other Top Ten Film lists, consider that the journalists do not give equal weight to docs, animation and dramatic features, nor foreign versus American indies and studio pictures. Perhaps, they should call their lists "Top Ten Films That We All Generally Write About." 1. Wild Tales (dir. Damian Szifron) Argentine writer-director Damian Szifron has a darkly hilarious confection in these six wonderfully imaginative scenarios. Oscar nominated for Foreign film, Wild Tales also swept through the Argentine Academy Awards, its crazy tales of retribution due to road rage, infidelity at a wedding and the like connecting with the common man and woman. 2. Spotlight (dir. Tom McCarthy) Can Michael Keaton pick them or what? Last year, he headlined Birdman, the best film of the year. Now, he leads a tremendous ensemble cast, including Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci and Jamey Sheridan, in the story of the Boston Globe's expose of molestation in the Catholic Church. M ...
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'Lambert & Stamp' Review: The Men Who Made The Who
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
A documentary takes a look at the unlikely duo of Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, managers who helped turn The Who into an international rock phenomenon.
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'Lambert & Stamp' explores the 'mesmerizing' duo who managed the Who
LATimes - almost 2 years
Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp were polar opposites.
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'Lambert & Stamp' Review: The Men Who Made The Who
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
A documentary takes a look at the unlikely duo of Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, managers who helped turn The Who into an international rock phenomenon.
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Meet 'Lambert & Stamp': The Unlikely Duo That Tamed the Who
Rolling Stone - about 3 years
"There is no better dinner date than Chris Stamp" says James D Cooper whose debut documentary Lambert & Stamp premiered earlier this week at the Sundance Film Festival The film feels like a night hanging out with the legendary Who manager – a juicy meal complete with gossip anecdotes and...
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Chris Stamp, a Manager and Discoverer of the Who, Dies at 70
NYTimes - about 4 years
Mr. Stamp hoped to make a documentary about a rising rock group, but he ended up becoming far more than an observer of the Who.
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Cashing in from Lollapalooza - Chicago Journal
Google News - over 5 years
“It absolutely impacted our business,” said Chris Stamp, director of marketing at the Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Drive. “We've sold out two consecutive years over that three-year period.” “I'm not sure anything has the demand of Lollapalooza,”
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Today in Music History - Aug. 23 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Under the management of Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, "The High Numbers" became "The Who," the ultimate Mod band with violent stage shows that featured the smashing of instruments. "The Who's" North American breakthrough came in 1967 with the single
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Community Happenings - SalemNews.net
Google News - over 5 years
President Chris Stamp announced that the project to supply a flag for the basement meeting room of the Winona United Methodist Church was completed. The flag was donated by Hal Tec Corp. It was announced that the club's project of renovating signs at
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Wine makers offer cheers for new state law - Ithaca Journal
Google News - over 5 years
"We do a lot of paperwork for the state and it seemed that all we ever got was more of everything that was about making our job tougher," said Chris Stamp, winemaker at Lakewood Vineyards in Rock Stream. "The new rules are way better than we're used to
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The Vintage Festival: Eddie Pillar - ClashMusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
Terence Stamp, Chris Stamp – all those kind of people were pretty much Mods. Certainly Terence Stamp was, and his brother. They all wanted to do better, they all wanted to move forward. But then again that's not necessarily a Mod thing, that's just an
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Actor Jack Scalia accused of starting 9/11 charity but not paying out cash raised - Monsters and Critics.com
Google News - over 5 years
Scalia, who now lives in California, said he 'wanted to do something to help' because he had lived in New York while starring on All My Children as Chris Stamp, and his brother was with the Fire Department of New York. He claims the group collected
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Famed '60s band SRC back onstage - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp were the Who's managers, and they had a label called Track Records. Lambert flew over and came to Ann Arbor. We did a private performance for him at the Odyssey Lounge and he loved it. He came back to our house and said he
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Golden Days, Russet Vines
NYTimes - over 21 years
IN Finger Lakes wine country, where homes and farmland are impeccably neat and Old Glory flies from porches every day, autumn is Dionysian. Vineyards turn gold, purple and russet. The aroma of fat grapes hangs in the luminous Indian summer air, and wood smoke scents the crisp nights. "You can hear the fermentation downstairs," said Mark Wagner, the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Stamp
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 69
    Stamp died of cancer on 24 November 2012 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Calixte, his daughters Rosie and Amie, his sons-in-law Edmund and Nicholas and several grandchildren, as well as his elder brother Terence. He was 70.
  • 2005
    Age 62
    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".
    More Details Hide Details He also sat on the advisory board of the John Entwistle Foundation, formed in honour of the Who's bass guitarist, John Entwistle. Until his death Stamp worked as a psychodrama therapist and addiction counsellor. Trained at the Psychodrama Institute of New York and the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute, he was a Licensed Mental Health Counsellor (LMHC), a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counsellor (CASAC), a Certified Experiential Therapist (CET), and an Auricular Acupuncture Detox Specialist (ADS). He worked as a consultant for the Freedom Institute in New York City and kept a private practice in East Hampton, New York.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 52
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 44
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 1975
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Track Records folded the following year.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 23
    By late 1966, with two hit albums by the Who under their belts, Stamp and Lambert established their own record label.
    More Details Hide Details The following year they signed artist Jimi Hendrix and founded Track Record Records, eventually known simply as Track Records. Soon the label released its first single, Purple Haze, followed by their first album, Are You Experienced. Track Records went on to profit from hit singles such as Fire by the band Crazy World of Arthur Brown, which reached #1 in the UK and Canada and #2 on the US Billboard charts, as well as Eight Miles High by The Byrds, which reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Stamp and Lambert also helped launch the Who's seminal rock opera Tommy. During a 2005 interview, Roger Daltrey stated the following about Tommy: We thought, at least it's dangerous. And we were under the wing of two great managers – Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. They made us believe that if we made it dangerous it would work. It was a period when the record industry was growing so fast and the business couldn't keep up. Bands were leading the way; it was driven by the art and not the business. Now it's driven by the business.
    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.
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  • 1964
    Age 21
    In effect, Meaden had no legal claim to the band and in 1964 he accepted a buyout for relinquishing control to Stamp and Lambert.
    More Details Hide Details By autumn of that same year Stamp and Lambert convinced the band to change their name back to the Who (a name they were using prior to Meaden's management) and began to focus on the band's Mod image. The band managers also encouraged the band's early Mod look and also encouraged the band to include more blues and James Brown and Motown covers in their sets — since this was the sound most enjoyed by the Mod crowd. The new band managers also shot a short promotional movie for the Who in 1964 which they would sometimes show at the Who's live performances, before the band would take to the stage. Drawing from their filmmaking backgrounds, the duo also began to focus on the Who's stage show. They sent the band for lessons on how to apply stage makeup, and began to insist that the band have control of its own stage lighting during shows, which was virtually unheard of at the time.
  • 1963
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They would be rebellious, anarchistic and uniquely different from the established English pop scene," said Stamp. Stamp and Lambert met the members of the Who during one of their performances at the Railway Hotel (no longer standing) in Harrow and Wealdstone. At that time the band was known as the High Numbers. Lambert said the following of the experience: I shall always remember that night we first saw them together. I had never seen anything like it. The Who have a hypnotic effect on an audience. I realized that the first time I saw them. It was like a black mass. Even then Pete Townshend was doing all that electronic feedback stuff. Keith Moon was going wild on the drums. The effect on the audience was tremendous. It was as if they were in a trance. They just sat there watching or shuffled around the dance floor, awestruck.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on July 7, 1942.
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