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Robin Hood TV Theme :::: Dick James.
Robin Hood TV Theme :::: Dick James.
Published: 2013/07/16
Channel: OnlyFiftiesAgain
1948 Dick James - You Can
1948 Dick James - You Can't Be True Dear
Published: 2013/04/11
Channel: MusicProf78
Dick James
Dick James 'I Will Never Change'
Published: 2011/11/28
Channel: Irene Mc Cann
Dick James   Why Is It 1950 UK
Dick James Why Is It 1950 UK
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: Joe Lake
Robin Hood
Robin Hood
Published: 2015/05/02
Channel: Dick James - Topic
"Bro. Dick Gregory Unchained: On Jesus, King James, Homosexuality, Pediaphilia & Christianity"
"Bro. Dick Gregory Unchained: On Jesus, King James, Homosexuality, Pediaphilia & Christianity"
Published: 2013/04/11
Channel: WeAllBeTV
DICK JAMES MUSIC & MUSIC MANAGEMENT.wmv
DICK JAMES MUSIC & MUSIC MANAGEMENT.wmv
Published: 2010/10/28
Channel: MusicManagementNet
Dick James   Robin Hood 50s oldies hits
Dick James Robin Hood 50s oldies hits
Published: 2013/08/29
Channel: lavylozca
Carly Simon and James Taylor on Dick Cavett show 1977
Carly Simon and James Taylor on Dick Cavett show 1977
Published: 2012/07/18
Channel: B4inSF
James Baldwin and Dick Gregory "Baldwin
James Baldwin and Dick Gregory "Baldwin's Nigger" 1969 (FULL)
Published: 2014/01/22
Channel: I Love Ancestry
The Interview - I
The Interview - I've got Stink Dick...
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: shawn lopez
Dick James
Dick James
Published: 2014/04/22
Channel: Lisa Lindsay
James Baldwin on the Dick Cavett Show
James Baldwin on the Dick Cavett Show
Published: 2012/09/11
Channel: xdarling7
Bluesharpexplosion with Magic Dick James Harman Giles Robson - Amsterdam 2017
Bluesharpexplosion with Magic Dick James Harman Giles Robson - Amsterdam 2017
Published: 2017/01/22
Channel: harpslide
Dick James Ford Commercial 1997
Dick James Ford Commercial 1997
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: Video Surplus
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 1
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 1
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Elton Dvds
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 3
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 3
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Elton Dvds
Mike Emilio - James Wilson - Moby Dick 2016
Mike Emilio - James Wilson - Moby Dick 2016
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: Bounce United
Sing A Song Of Beatles With Dick James sideA
Sing A Song Of Beatles With Dick James sideA
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: pop beat
Harry James with Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes Nov 8, 1977
Harry James with Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes Nov 8, 1977
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Chuck Par-Due
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 2
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 2
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Elton Dvds
Dick James & The Stargazers ~~~My Truly,Truly Fair.
Dick James & The Stargazers ~~~My Truly,Truly Fair.
Published: 2015/01/15
Channel: OnlyFiftiesAgain
James Cole – Moby Dick FULL ALBUM
James Cole – Moby Dick FULL ALBUM
Published: 2015/10/28
Channel: Argento's World
Dick James "Jamie"
Dick James "Jamie"
Published: 2014/04/22
Channel: Lisa Lindsay
RBG-James Baldwin and Dick Gregory Baldwin
RBG-James Baldwin and Dick Gregory Baldwin's Nigger (1969)
Published: 2013/08/14
Channel: RBGStreetScholar Imhotep
Mike Emilio & James Wilson - Moby Dick 2016 [Bass Boosted]
Mike Emilio & James Wilson - Moby Dick 2016 [Bass Boosted]
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: Bass Boost
Dick James & Associates | Full-Service Property Management For Homes & Apartments | Sacramento, CA
Dick James & Associates | Full-Service Property Management For Homes & Apartments | Sacramento, CA
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: cityofcom
2009 Distinguished Alumnus - James Dick (Introduction video)
2009 Distinguished Alumnus - James Dick (Introduction video)
Published: 2009/11/06
Channel: Texas Exes
Lebron James
Lebron James' Dick Makes An Appearance
Published: 2015/06/12
Channel: Jaime Teum
Sing A Song Of Beatles With Dick James sideB
Sing A Song Of Beatles With Dick James sideB
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: pop beat
Dick GREgory on JaMEs Jordan, Orlando & 2016 NBA FINals
Dick GREgory on JaMEs Jordan, Orlando & 2016 NBA FINals
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: WeAllBeTV
1944 HITS ARCHIVE: I
1944 HITS ARCHIVE: I'll Get By - Harry James (Dick Haymes, vocal) (their original #1 version)
Published: 2014/07/06
Channel: MusicProf78
James Bailey- Almost Texas, Andy Dick Comedy Show
James Bailey- Almost Texas, Andy Dick Comedy Show
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: LeiLani Graffagnini
The Dick James Law Firm
The Dick James Law Firm
Published: 2012/02/02
Channel: TheDickJames1
King Dick James Gettin Down
King Dick James Gettin Down
Published: 2014/04/21
Channel: Lisa Lindsay
Cheers Dick James
Cheers Dick James
Published: 2014/12/06
Channel: Lisa Lindsay
James Harman, Magic Dick, Giles Robson & Big Pete  - "Nine Below Zero" @Moulin Blues 2017
James Harman, Magic Dick, Giles Robson & Big Pete - "Nine Below Zero" @Moulin Blues 2017
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: Moulin Blues Ospel
Dick James Forever!
Dick James Forever!
Published: 2014/04/06
Channel: Lisa Lindsay
The Dick James Law Firm - Vehicle Accidents
The Dick James Law Firm - Vehicle Accidents
Published: 2012/02/02
Channel: TheDickJames1
Billy Branch, James Harman, Magic Dick & Giles Robson - Got My Mojo Working, Skegness 2017.
Billy Branch, James Harman, Magic Dick & Giles Robson - Got My Mojo Working, Skegness 2017.
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: Cornelius Sparks
Stanley Black - Mary Rose (Dick James and the Stargazers)
Stanley Black - Mary Rose (Dick James and the Stargazers)
Published: 2016/03/20
Channel: Brian's 78's
Roast of James Franco - The "Dick in a Box" Boys
Roast of James Franco - The "Dick in a Box" Boys
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: Comedy Central
LeBron James Being a Dick to Ballboy
LeBron James Being a Dick to Ballboy
Published: 2014/11/16
Channel: AllCategories
Dick James stalking BLACKICE lol, can you be more pathetic. Looooser._.
Dick James stalking BLACKICE lol, can you be more pathetic. Looooser._.
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: SUBZ3RO ENTERTAINMENT
1941 HITS ARCHIVE: Lament To Love - Harry James (Dick Haymes, vocal)
1941 HITS ARCHIVE: Lament To Love - Harry James (Dick Haymes, vocal)
Published: 2014/11/18
Channel: MusicProf78
Dick James - Supergeek
Dick James - Supergeek
Published: 2011/11/15
Channel: crnphg
James Comey
James Comey's Pseudo Scandal by Dick Morris
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: dickmorrisreports
Dick Clark Interviews James Brown - American Bandstand 1983
Dick Clark Interviews James Brown - American Bandstand 1983
Published: 2012/04/19
Channel: AwardsShowNetwork
The Interview Stink Dick
The Interview Stink Dick
Published: 2014/12/25
Channel: Ryne Urbanowicz
Dick James at HENAAC
Dick James at HENAAC
Published: 2006/10/10
Channel: SHPE de ASU
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Dick James (12 December 1920 – 1 February 1986), born Leon Isaac Vapnick in the East End of London, was a British music publisher and singer and, together with his son Stephen, founded the DJM record label and recording studios, as well as (with Brian Epstein) the Beatles' publisher Northern Songs.

Career[edit]

Early days[edit]

James sang with North London dance bands in his early teens, and was a regular vocalist at the Cricklewood Palais by the age of seventeen. He joined the Henry Hall band, and made first radio broadcast in 1940, but joined the Army in 1942. After World War II he continued to sing with leading bands, including Geraldo's. Later still, James was also a part-time member of The Stargazers, a popular early 1950s vocal group.[1] In the 1950s he often appeared in the top ten Melody Maker vocal charts alongside the likes of Dickie Valentine and Frank Holder.

He was the singer of the theme songs of The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Buccaneers, from British television in the 1950s, and was a friend and associate of the record producer George Martin.[2]

Switch to publishing[edit]

James entered the music publishing business as his singing career tapered off. In 1958 he joined Sidney Bron Music as a song-plugger but decided to leave and open Dick James Music in 1961. In early 1963, he was contacted by Brian Epstein who was looking for a publisher for the second Beatles single, "Please Please Me". James called Philip Jones, producer of the TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars, played the record down the phone to him and secured the band's first nationwide television appearance.[3] The pair subsequently established Northern Songs Ltd., with Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney, to publish Lennon and McCartney's original songs.[4] (Fellow Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr were also signed to Northern Songs as songwriters, but did not renew their contracts in 1968). James's company, Dick James Music, administered Northern Songs.[5]

What initially began as an amicable working relationship between the Beatles and James disintegrated by the late 1960s: the Beatles considered that James had betrayed and taken advantage of them when he sold Northern Songs in 1969 without offering the band an opportunity to buy control of the publishing company. James profited handsomely from the sale of Northern Songs, but the Beatles never again had the rights to their own songs.[6]

During the 1960s, James also handled Billy J. Kramer and Gerry and the Pacemakers. James lived in Anson Road, Cricklewood, north-west London, in the 1960s. He was involved, along with Brian Epstein, in offering Bobby Willis a singing contract which he turned down on his future wife, Cilla Black's, insistence. Willis was a backing singer on Cilla Black's "You're My World."

Later days[edit]

James signed Reg Dwight and his lyricist Bernie Taupin as untried unknowns in 1967 after his son Stephen, who had been working with his father since 1963, found Dwight using their recording studios late at night without permission. Stephen, who had started the recording studios and opened a record production company called This Productions, formed DJM Records in 1969. Stephen instigated Dwight's adoption of a new stage name - Elton John - and oversaw his first recording contract. All of John's releases up to 1976 were issued on the DJM record label. The label also carried Jasper Carrott, RAH Band and John Inman.

John formed his own Rocket label in 1976, but in 1982, he was involved in a court case with James about royalties.[7] In June 1985, the British music magazine NME reported that John was suing James over the rights to his earlier material.[8]

Death[edit]

James died in London of a heart attack in early 1986, at the age of 65. Dick James Music was acquired by PolyGram which was, in turn, bought by Universal Music Group.

UK chart hits[edit]

  • "Robin Hood"/"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" (1956) - number 14
  • "Garden of Eden" (1957) - number 18[9]

Trivia[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 18 April 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 23. CN 5585. 
  3. ^ Coleman, Ray (1990). Brian Epstein - The Man Who Made The Beatles. London: Penguin. p. 118. 
  4. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 117. CN 5585. 
  5. ^ Spitz 2005. p365
  6. ^ Harry 2000. p573
  7. ^ [2] Archived 20 March 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 405. CN 5585. 
  9. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 278. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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