There is a person reserve on the Sixties I can not wait to examine when it ultimately comes out. Jeff Dexter is in the approach of writing his memoirs and I forecast this will be the seminal reserve on the Sixties and Seventies flourishing music scene. Born Dexter Jeffery Bedwell on August 15th 1946 in Lambeth London, Dexter begun out as a dancer and singer, progressing to be a very well-regarded DJ, promoter, rock band supervisor, file producer, club host and functions organiser.
Jeff Dexter has built almost every single go in and about the entertainment field. Setting up with Mecca Dancing in 1961, he was a dancer & singer with Cyril Stapleton’s Orchestra at London’s Lyceum Ballroom, wherever he was banned for obscenity just after doing The Twist on the dance ground. Dexter was also a band boy when on the street, which entailed hunting just after all the props, further instruments & sheet new music. For the duration of his times at the Lyceum, Dexter became a Disc Jockey and MC on the Report Hops, working with Ian “Sammy” Samwell, and also Jimmy Savile (then the Ballroom Supervisor at Leeds Locarno). Dexter also labored with lots of other dance bands, and in other London venues, commenced and presenting the new beat bands.
Dexter assisted just take Britain’s first cell record hop on the highway in February 1962, starting at Greenwich Town Corridor followed by other frequent promotions in Brighton and Croydon. He also turned a husband or wife in a history advertising enterprise with Tony Calder. The initially record they promoted collectively was Appreciate Me Do. Dexter gave up his singing vocation just after he experienced to abide by Ike & Tina Turner at the Hammersmith Palais. Dexter and Samwell hosted a lot of late night time file demonstrates at night golf equipment in London’s West End, which include The Flamingo in Wardour Avenue, The Roaring Twenties in Carnaby Road, and The Mad Elephant in Jermyn Road.
In 1966-7, Dexter labored as the host and DJ at Tiles Club in Oxford Street presenting all the soul & pop acts which includes the late Otis Redding. He offered the lunch time history shows, immortalised in Tom Wolfe’s book Noonday Underground. Dexter then begun The Jeff Dexter Mild & Audio Clearly show with the emerging underground and psychedelic scene, with acts like Pink Floyd. Dexter also took up residency at Middle Earth Club in Covent Garden with John Peel but did not acknowledge an offer to be part of BBC’s Radio Just one.
From 1968-73 Dexter promoted and offered rock exhibits at the legendary Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, primarily beneath the Implosion banner. Dexter helped manage and host just about all the important festivals, including many of the cost-free concert events in Hyde Park. He also re-branded Eric Clapton & Pals as Derek & The Dominos. Dexter hosted and arranged most of the functions that appeared at the 1971 Glastonbury Fayre. He also Managed the band The usa, and also co-made their first album that made variety 1 in the States, as did their initially one for Warner Brothers Data.
Concerning the years 1973-79, Dexter managed and produced a lot of artists, negotiated promotions with Atlantic Data (Isaac Guillory), Warner Brothers (Peter Sarstedt, BIM) and EMI (Alfalpha), and Sire Records (Hawkwind). Dexter also tour managed in the Uk, Usa and Europe, ran the merchandising concessions for quite a few functions and his very own tunes publishing organization.
Throughout 1979-81, Dexter moved concerning Milan and New York, worked with very well-known Italian teams and made disco documents, but also worked with some of his favorite musicians.
In 1981-83, he moved back again to the British isles in buy to deal with a very hot new band referred to as BIM (Cameron McVey was on vocals, and Andy Harley on keyboards), and signed them to Arista Information, then to Warner Brothers Documents. Dexter then started out advertising retro record demonstrates in West End golf equipment, and through 1983-89 he promoted a common club, termed The 2I’s in Tottenham Court docket Street at the Empire Rooms, worked with Time Out, organised songs & enjoyment at large corporate functions.
In1990, Dexter began controlling rock bands once more, took on new partnerships, designed numerous data, and spent significantly too considerably time & cash! He Joined a team of previous close friends to bid for a radio license, and joined a consortium with the intention of re-launching exhibits at the Roundhouse.
Jeff Dexter, who is at present is a effective Way of living Guide is estranged from his spouse Simona Perlasca (just after 30 yrs), with two sons Wesley (Functions Supervisor, and DJ Loki), and Lincoln (Art History university student).