Chris Blackwell was born in London in 1937, but grew up in Jamaica where he founded Island Records. His first hit in the UK was 'My Boy Lollipop' by Millie. Island went on to sign some of the biggest names in pop music, including Roxy Music, ELP, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bob Marley, Robert Palmer, U2, Sugababes and more.See Wikipedia. In 1989 Island was sold to Polygram. See biography of Chris Blackwell on Wikipedia. Chris Blackwell was a VIP guest at In The City 2005.
Chris Blackwell is a legend in his own time. His career stretches back to the earliest roots of the British pop music industry and continues today. He told In The City delegates that nowadays he is promoting the offspring of his original artists, including Damian Marley.
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Chris Blackwell founder of Island Records at In The City 2005 (bw)
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