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Jonathan King born Kenneth George King6 December is an English singer-songwriterrecord producermusic entrepreneur, and former television and radio presenter.
King first came to prominence in when " Everyone's Gone to the Moon ", a song that he wrote and sang while still an undergraduateachieved chart success. He founded his own label, UK Records in He released and produced songs for 10cc and the Bay City Rollers. In the early s he produced the Brit Awardsand from he selected and produced the British entries for the Eurovision Song Contestincluding the winning entry in" Love Shine a Light " by Katrina and the Waves.
In SeptemberKing was convicted of child sexual abuse and sentenced to seven years in prison, for having sexually assaulted five boys, aged 14 and 15, in the s. King's birth was a forceps delivery and a muscle on his upper lip was affected during it, giving him his slightly crooked smile. King was sent to boarding schoolRound Round - Jonathan King - Or Then Again.
as a weekly boarder to pre-prep school in HindheadSurrey, then, when he was eight, to Stoke House Preparatory School in Seaford, East Sussex. Music became his passion around this time. He also discovered pop music and bought his first single, Guy Mitchell 's " Singing the Blues " In King became a boarder at Charterhouse in GodalmingSurrey.
He wrote that he "loved Charterhouse immediately", with its history and "every possible area of encouragement from sport to intellectual pursuits. Since " It Doesn't Matter Anymore " swept me off my feet, I had become a raving pop addict, desperate for a fix every few seconds.
I kept thick notebooks packed with copies of the weekly charts, adverts for new products, pages of predictions of future hits, reviews and comments about current artistes. Looking at them now, there was no way I could ever have avoided a future in the music industry. King left Charterhouse in to attend Davies's, a London crammerfor his A levels.
With his wages from a job stacking shelves in a supermarket, he made a demo of himself the following year singing " It Doesn't Matter Anymore " and "Fool's Paradise" Eden Kane song with the Ted Taylor Trio, a professional group in Rickmansworth. Despite the cramming, King failed the scholarship exam for Trinity College, Cambridgebut he was offered a place in after an interview. They spent hours together in Honolulu discussing the music industry, King wrote.
It appeared in April and "rightly sank without trace", King writes, but the experience of taking it from label to label, and then trying to find people Round Round - Jonathan King - Or Then Again. play it, taught him how to promote a record. He called DJs and television producers to ask them to listen to it and, because it was Easter, delivered hundreds of vinyl singles to music critics complete with Easter eggs he had painted himself.
King played them one of his songs, I Give Up - Roy Orbison - 12 Tender Love Songs is the Grass", and they asked him to write a B side. He offered them six songs, including " Everyone's Gone to the Moon ", which became the A side.
They also suggested he change his name. Decca released " Everyone's Gone to the Moon " in August Windsor later said he did this only because of a problem with his other turntable. It sold 26, copies the next day. The following day it sold 35, Round Round - Jonathan King - Or Then Again. King adopted a deliberately provocative style, promoting new acts but also publishing criticism of the music industry and particular artists. In earlyKing attended an old boys' reunion at Charterhouse.
He said he went there to show off, "oust[ing] Baden Powell as their most famous Old Boy. Have a listen". King liked several songs such as "She is Beautiful" which became "The Serpent" on the band's first album and, according to Philips, they got the deal with King on the basis of that song. We would be pretending to rehearse or simply waiting around and somehow somebody would bring a message to the flat, "Quick, get over to Jonathan King's flat, because Paul McCartney 's turning up.
It wasn't celebrity like it is now. There were only a few famous people and he knew them. If Jonathan said jump or stand backwards or stand on your head, basically you did it. This was the nature of the relationship; he was completely omnipotent, in a decent way. King produced their first three singles, including " The Silent Sun " and an album, From Genesis to Revelation King slowly lost interest in the band. Their next demo was even less "poppy"; the more complicated the songs, the less King liked them.
King at his graduation ceremony 23 June King writes that Lewis recruited him twice for this position, once not Full Metal Contact (Bonus Track) - Fear Factory - Коллекция Альбомов MP3 after graduation and again in the late s. Then his cover of " Let It All Hang Out " made the top 30 in Januaryand he Sad Affair - Simple Minds - Life In A Day on to become the top singles producer of and beginning with " It's the Same Old Song ".
Using pseudonyms meant more airtime: Danger - Third Eye Blind - Out Of The Vein producers might play several songs by the same artist during a programme without realizing they had devoted so much airtime to one person.
Bell Records asked King to produce four songs for the Bay City Rollersincluding their first hit, " Keep on Dancing ", on which King sang the 13 backing vocals himself. Released in Maythe single reached I Knew You Were Waiting For Me - George Michael - The History nine. Another top three hit was " Johnny Reggae ", a ska pop song about a skinheadwritten by King after he was introduced to a Johnny Reggae at the Walton Hop disco in Surrey.
It has been reported that, under various different names and in assorted formats, he sold around 40 million records. King's brother Andy was hired in as the promotion manager. The label's first hit was " Seaside Round Round - Jonathan King - Or Then Again.
" by Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaursfollowed by King's " Loop di Love ", which reached number four, released under the pseudonym Shag. The label's most significant signing was 10cc. Round Round - Jonathan King - Or Then Again. Stewartone of the band members, had known King sincewhen Stewart was with The Mindbenders and King had wanted to manage them.
The band had planned to release " Donna " as a B side, but decided it Junk Project - The Junkhunters be a hit: "We only knew of one person who was mad enough to release it," Stewart said, "and that was Jonathan King. In April King stood for parliament as an independent in the Epsom and Ewell by-electioncalling himself the Royalist party. He gained 2, votes. The idea was that this would force programmers to base their airplay decisions on something other than the lower charts.
The UK Records New York office on 57th Street was turned into an apartment, and King set about building a new career in writing and broadcasting. His first novel, Bible Twowas published in It tells the story of a window dresser in "Selfishes" who inherits his family's millions. He resigned just after the show because he and the British Phonographic Industrywhich runs the awards, disagreed about the show's format. He selected several songs for them. Gina G 's " Ooh Aah Just a Little Bit " came eighth the following year, and was number one in the UK.
His second novel, The Booker Prize Winnerwas published that year. He was involved in finding and promoting the Chumbawamba hit " Tubthumping "which made number two,  and the Baha Men 's number one hit, " Who Let the Dogs Out? Lythgoe took the position himself. King reportedly turned down the chance to manage the KLF. In September King was convicted, after a two-week trial at the Old Baileyon four counts of indecent assaultone of buggery and one of attempted buggery, committed between and against five boys aged 14 and In a second trial he was Standing In The Hallway - Bangles - Different Light not guilty after an alleged victim someone King denied having ever met acknowledged that he could have been 16 or older at the time.
Three further trials that had been scheduled Round Round - Jonathan King - Or Then Again. ordered abandoned. The National Criminal Intelligence Service had begun investigating King for child sexual abuse inwhen a man told them he had been assaulted by King and others 30 years earlier.
The questionnaires asked recipients to list topics according to importance including music, sport, friends and family; the prosecution claimed that boys who listed sex high in their list of priorities were then targeted by King. After the second trial at the Old Bailey on 21 NovemberJudge David Paget QC sentenced King to 7 years in prison using the first trial verdict as a sample for "all previous sexual behaviour".
King has complained about his media coverage since his conviction. In he went to the Press Complaints Commission about an article in the News of the World that said he had gone to a park to "ogle" boys. In fact he had gone there at the request of a documentary maker. The complaint was not upheld, but Roy Greenslade argued that King had a good case.
King described the cut as a "Stalinist revision approach to history". I was good at making myself seem attractive when I wasn't very attractive at all". Journalist Robert Chalmers wrote Vengeance Of Hell - Living Death - Vengeance Of Hell King's creative output after he left prison "resembled a primal scream of rage". King maintained an interest in prison issues and writes a column for Inside Timethe national newspaper for prisoners.
He released Earth to King in Harold Shipmanin which King Round Round - Jonathan King - Or Then Again. that Shipman may have been a victim of the media. Vile Pervert: The Musicalavailable for free download, is a minute film in which King plays all Round Round - Jonathan King - Or Then Again. parts and presents his version of events surrounding his prosecution. He portrays his viewpoint of the events responsible for his troubles.
He was released on bail and appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 26 June,  where he was released on conditional bail to appear at Southwark Archaic Possession - Human Excoriation - Celestial Devourment Court on 31 July.
On 6 AugustKing received an apology for the collapse of the trial, with Judge Deborah Taylor saying that Surrey Police had made "numerous, repeated and compounded" errors during the investigation, describing the situation as a "debacle".
In her ruling she said "I have concluded that this is a case where even if it were possible to have a fair Stereo Räggie - Klaus & Klaus - An Der Nordseeküste, it is in the rare category where the balance, taking account of the history, the failures and misleading of the Court, is in favour of a stay on the basis that following what has occurred, continuation would undermine public confidence in the administration of justice".
It was critical of the handling of disclosure of documents to King's defence prior to the trial, and questioned whether some of the staff involved had been qualified or experienced enough to handle the case. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 18 December For other people named Jonathan King, see Jonathan King disambiguation. LondonEngland. Further information: s in music. Jonathan King — "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" External images.
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