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Andrew King (born 1948) is a music manager, formerly for Blackhill Enterprises, where he co-managed Pink Floyd and others.[1]

Andrew King
OccupationMusic manager
Years active1970s-
OrganizationBlackhill Enterprises
Awards2006 BACS Gold Badge Award

King, Peter Jenner and the original four members of Pink Floyd were partners in Blackhill Enterprises.[1] Under their guidance, Pink Floyd began performing on London's underground music scene, notably at a venue booked by the London Free School in Notting Hill, as well as the notorious "Games For May" concert at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on May 12, 1967, an event set up by both Jenner and King.[2] After Syd Barrett's departure from Pink Floyd in 1968 Jenner and King ended their relationship with Pink Floyd and continued as managers for Barrett and other British rock bands.[1]

Acts he has managed since the dissolution of Blackhill in the early 1980s include Ian Dury.[1]

He co-founded the internet broadcaster TotalRock with hard rock and heavy metal promoting deejay Tommy Vance and Vance's former Radio 1 producer Tony Wilson.

He is winner of 2006 BACS Gold Badge Award and board member for the Performing Rights Society.

PersonalEdit

He has three children, a son and two daughters. His daughter, Ianthe, attended Oxford University.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd - The Music and the Mystery. London: Omnibus. ISBN 978-1-84938-370-7.
  2. ^ Cunningham, Mark (March 1997). "Welcome to the Machine - the story of Pink Floyd's live sound: part 1". All Pink Floyd Fan Network. Sound On Stage. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.