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b_mardle
(electric tomato)
12/29/05 04:43 PM
Tony Defries  

So, making himself as rich as a small nation after conning bowie in the perioud between 1970-1982, How has he kept himself active since that? Is that filthy wanker even still alive? I wonder was he pissed off when his cut of everything bowie earned(13% i think) expired in 1982, and after that david makes a multimillion contract with emi, and releases his most selling album he ever made- let's dance?

I am an architect, they call me a butcher
I am a pioneer, they call me primitive
I am purity, they call me perverted


Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
12/29/05 04:49 PM
Re: Tony Defries new [re: b_mardle]  

I think you are being a little hard on the man. He took a huge gamble by agreeing to be Bowie's Manager, one hit single in seven years, two albums that sold very poorly. When Defries took on Bowie he was getting 50% of nothing. Ok he did make it hard for Bowie to make money but nevertheless he gave him (along with Angie) the confidence to follow his dream.



b_mardle
(electric tomato)
12/29/05 05:14 PM
Re: Tony Defries new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

Well, that's true i have to admit. And also, without defries bowie wouldn't haved been as big in the states during ddogs and ya. It was quite an achievment that diamond dogs peaked at #5 in the us.

I am an architect, they call me a butcher
I am a pioneer, they call me primitive
I am purity, they call me perverted


bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
12/29/05 07:00 PM
Re: Tony Defries new [re: b_mardle]  

He is one of the absolute very few who have worked in the music biz in a prominent role never to do an interview.

I think his side of the story could be very interesting, even if he behaved like a loan shark.

bfp





Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
12/29/05 07:13 PM
Re: Tony Defries [re: bowiefanpeter]  

I would love to hear his stories.



b_mardle
(electric tomato)
12/30/05 02:36 AM
Re: Tony Defries new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

I wouldn't beleave them though (lol).

I am an architect, they call me a butcher
I am a pioneer, they call me primitive
I am purity, they call me perverted


icarusboy
(electric tomato)
12/30/05 05:14 AM
Re: Tony Defries new [re: b_mardle]  

Isn't he something to do with Trident? I believe the Mainman Organisation still exists, if only as a dormant company.

But then again, i might be talking shit.....although I'm sure the semi-official release of the Santa Monica Show was released as a Mainman product.

I'd love to know what De Fries has done since Bowie - and indeed if he is even still alive - for some reason i can imagine him having a heart attack in the mid eighties.

I think some research needs doing.....

iccy



b_mardle
(electric tomato)
12/30/05 05:16 AM
Re: Tony Defries new [re: icarusboy]  

I tryed to google defries, but it didn't get my far.

I am an architect, they call me a butcher
I am a pioneer, they call me primitive
I am purity, they call me perverted


Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
12/30/05 05:26 AM
Re: Tony Defries new [re: icarusboy]  

He sells Bowie stuff on ebay now and again. He was/is involved in the Trident releases. He did manage someone famous in the late 70s but I cannot remember whom, he has really kept himself pretty quiet in the last 30 years. I admire him for not putting a book out showing his side of the story, although I would love to read it.



Emil
(acolyte)
12/30/05 05:48 AM
someone famous new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

In reply to:

He did manage someone famous in the late 70s but I cannot remember whom


Defries was the mastermind behind renaming John Mellencamp Johnny Cougar. I find that extremely amusing.

or David Bowie.


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