Episode 94: Tim Parsons – The legendary concert promoter on working with The Jam & The Style Council…

My latest guest is former music mogul and legendary concert promoter Tim Parsons.
It was a real joy to hear his stories from starting out as a “humper” (someone that moves the equipment) at an ELO gig to promoting Jasper Carrott, punk bands and heavy metal and the creation in January 1978 of, what would become the mighty, Midland Concert Promotions with Maurice Jones.

As part of MCP, Tim worked closely with both The Jam and The Style Council along with the likes of U2, INXS, Simply Red, The Police, Dire Straits, The Boomtown Rats, Oasis and Bon Jovi.
We hear about his respect and love for Paul and John Weller, and hear about some of the characters in the set up – the likes of Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liddle (Guitar Tech), Ian Harvey (Production Manager) and Ray ‘Rat’ Salter (Monitor Desk).

From the mid-80s to mid-90s, MCP were undoubtedly the biggest in the business, at the height of their success they were putting on hundreds of shows each year, including open air shows in the summer and annual festivals such as Monsters of Rock.

We also talk about his involvement in Live Aid in 1985, Oasis at Knebworth in 1996 and much more…

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EP94 – Tim Parsons – Legendary MCP Concert Promoter… ”Not a thing I’d change if I could, I’m happy here in my neighborhood…” Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast

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The World’s first Paul Weller Fan Podcast - For the fans by the fans. A musical journey from In The City to Fat Pop (Vol 1). A radio broadcaster who gave up his career with one big regret. Never getting to interview the legendary British musician Paul Weller. This podcast exists purely to solve that issue. Welcome to Desperately Seeking Paul...

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