#445 - Barry Collings (Interview Show)
Legendary music business icon, Barry Collings, has a conversation with Tom about his six decade career as a manager and agent for some of the world's top acts. Barry tells stories about his working with the likes of Cream, KC and the Sunshine Band, George McRae, Spandau Ballet, Mungo Jerry, Edwin Starr, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. Barry also discusses the amazing way in which the career of his wife, Northern Soul singer, Lorraine Silver, took off after her single "Lost Summer Love" became a cult classic. Barry will be busy in 2022 promoting Lorraine's new double A side single, "Fever Raging Out Of Control / The Last to Know", as well as The Real Thing's first new LP in over 40 years. NB - This episode was originally recorded as part of Tom's Greatest Music of All Time Podcast, which organically evolved from its inception in early 2020, from a focus on the discussion of music to also exploring pop culture, comedy, entertainment, entrepreneurship, philosophy, science, politics and current affairs commentary. It was renamed as the Tom Cridland Podcast in January 2023.
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