Ken East‘s tenure as MD of the EMI Records UK lasted from January 1967-July 1969
They (the Sixties) were great years. Start of pirate radio. Tony Windsor (pirate Radio London- Big L) was Tony Withers in Australia, king of the disc jockeys – he was the biggest listened-to DJ in Australia. He and I were friendly; poor old Tony had a drinking problem amongst other things and he had a Saturday night show called ‘Saturday Night Fish Fry.’ I’d go in on a Saturday night with our new records and he was too drunk to put them on the turntable. There were no producers, so I put them on the turntable for him.
He was a homosexual and he was about to be exposed, so he fled the country and the headlines were “Tony Withers dying from secret disease” He was going back to Greece, where…
View original post 1,579 more words