Tony Calder

British music manager Tony Calder

Tony Calder is an English rock and roll record manager, impresario, talent-spotter, Promoter and Public Relations agent. He was Andrew Loog Oldham's business partner from 1962 to December 1969.
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27 July 1943

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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 64
    In December 2007, Calder was re-hired by Eddy Grant as business manager after Calder negotiated on a new production deal for Grant's Ice label with Mercury Records.
  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 45
    Calder formed the Big Wave Group in 1988, in partnership with Bill Kimber, and had worldwide success with Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, who had three consecutive number 1 singles in the UK and throughout Europe and the Number 1 single in the USA with "Swing the Mood".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 35
    In 1978, he turned his attention to managing Eddy Grant, whose international record career took off, and he subsequently helped with the formation and development of Grant's Ice Record label.
  • 1975
    Age 32
    In 1975, Calder was appointed CEO of NEMS Records, where he signed Black Sabbath, Pluto and Marianne Faithfull.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 28
    In 1971, Calder signed the new band Bay City Rollers with his booking agent business partner David Apps, but quickly relinquished the contract to Dick Leahy, head of Bell Records.
  • 1969
    Age 26
    At the end of 1969 Calder left Immediate Records.
  • 1965
    Age 22
    In 1965 Calder and Oldham formed Immediate Records, the first major independent label in the UK, eventually responsible for acts like The Small Faces, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, The McCoys, Chris Farlowe, Amen Corner, P.P. Arnold and The Nice.
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    In early 1965, Calder did his first and last record production, taking over from Oldham producing Marianne Faithfull, producing her biggest hits "Come and Stay With Me", which reached Number 4 in the UK singles chart and "This Little Bird", which reached Number 6 in 1965.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1962
    Age 19
    In 1962 Calder was hired by Brian Epstein to promote The Beatles single "Love Me Do", which he did successfully by sending free copies to the top fifty Mecca Ballrooms and also the opposition Top Rank ballrooms, in order to persuade the local independent record shops to order the record.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Age 0
    Born on July 27, 1943.
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