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Robin Hood TV Theme :::: Dick James.
Robin Hood TV Theme :::: Dick James.
Published: 2013/07/16
Channel: OnlyFiftiesAgain
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
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 1
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 1
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Elton Dvds
Dick James - Robin Hood
Dick James - Robin Hood
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: finetunes Various Artists
1948 Dick James - You Can
1948 Dick James - You Can't Be True Dear
Published: 2013/04/11
Channel: MusicProf78
Dick James - Let
Dick James - Let's Do It Again
Published: 2016/06/13
Channel: Let's Rock!
Dick James
Dick James 'I Will Never Change'
Published: 2011/11/28
Channel: Irene Mc Cann
Dick James - Robin Hood Theme
Dick James - Robin Hood Theme
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: finetunes Various Artists
Dick James   Why Is It 1950 UK
Dick James Why Is It 1950 UK
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: Joe Lake
DICK JAMES, BEATLES CONNECTION, RARE DEMO ACETATE, UNKNOWN ARTIST, PLEASE HELP! IDENTIFY!
DICK JAMES, BEATLES CONNECTION, RARE DEMO ACETATE, UNKNOWN ARTIST, PLEASE HELP! IDENTIFY!
Published: 2017/10/09
Channel: Alan S
Dick James   Robin Hood 50s oldies hits
Dick James Robin Hood 50s oldies hits
Published: 2013/08/29
Channel: lavylozca
Dick James - Robin Hood
Dick James - Robin Hood
Published: 2015/10/02
Channel: finetunes Various Artists
Rare dick James acetate demo disc, unknown artist pop/beat animals type great song
Rare dick James acetate demo disc, unknown artist pop/beat animals type great song
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: Alan S
Dick james The garden of edan a 78 disc from weston super mare.3.9.2017
Dick james The garden of edan a 78 disc from weston super mare.3.9.2017
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: Michael Sandford
DICK JAMES MUSIC & MUSIC MANAGEMENT.wmv
DICK JAMES MUSIC & MUSIC MANAGEMENT.wmv
Published: 2010/10/28
Channel: MusicManagementNet
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 James & The Stargazers ~~~My Truly,Truly Fair.
Dick James & The Stargazers ~~~My Truly,Truly Fair.
Published: 2015/01/15
Channel: OnlyFiftiesAgain
dick james
dick james
Published: 2016/04/23
Channel: Syptixed
The Interview - I
The Interview - I've got Stink Dick...
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: shawn lopez
Dick James - Galapagos (Professor Plum Remix)
Dick James - Galapagos (Professor Plum Remix)
Published: 2011/03/23
Channel: Jay Johnson
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 3
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 3
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Elton Dvds
The Dick James Law Firm -Work Accident
The Dick James Law Firm -Work Accident
Published: 2012/02/02
Channel: TheDickJames1
Metallica - You
Metallica - You're a D*ck (Song) - Tuning Room [Vancouver] (Funny Moment 2017)
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: MetallicaLiveHD
Banda Dick James - Exagerado (cover)
Banda Dick James - Exagerado (cover)
Published: 2013/06/16
Channel: Jander Silva
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 2
ELTON JOHN "DICK JAMES DEMOS" VOL 2
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Elton Dvds
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
Las Locuras de Dick y Jane. (ladrones de risa)
Las Locuras de Dick y Jane. (ladrones de risa)
Published: 2011/04/10
Channel: Julián Rojas
King Dick James Gettin Down
King Dick James Gettin Down
Published: 2014/04/21
Channel: Lisa Lindsay
Newton Chamber - Dick James Small Business of the Year 2012
Newton Chamber - Dick James Small Business of the Year 2012
Published: 2013/02/07
Channel: NewtonChamber
Dick James - Supergeek
Dick James - Supergeek
Published: 2011/11/15
Channel: crnphg
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
Metallica - James: "You just raised your hand to be a dick or... "
Metallica - James: "You just raised your hand to be a dick or... "
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: Milanicachannel
Dick James: Football Halfback and Defensive Back
Dick James: Football Halfback and Defensive Back
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: WhoWhat
Dick James Ford Commercial 1997
Dick James Ford Commercial 1997
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: Video Surplus
Dick James & Bob Dolean Ban Report
Dick James & Bob Dolean Ban Report
Published: 2014/09/25
Channel: SalazarGaming
Mike Emilio - James Wilson - Moby Dick 2016
Mike Emilio - James Wilson - Moby Dick 2016
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: Bounce United
Dick James Forever!
Dick James Forever!
Published: 2014/04/06
Channel: Lisa Lindsay
Let
Let's Play with Our Dick: James Bland Infiltrates Shadow Complex
Published: 2016/08/23
Channel: Tricky Dick
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
DICK JAMES (Prod. by Jonny Brassco)
DICK JAMES (Prod. by Jonny Brassco)
Published: 2013/11/10
Channel: Jon Lombardo
Kitten Fight, Dick James vs Chucky G.
Kitten Fight, Dick James vs Chucky G.
Published: 2013/02/10
Channel: Disciple OfYESHUA
The Dick James Law Firm
The Dick James Law Firm
Published: 2012/02/02
Channel: TheDickJames1
74 corvette stingray dick James
74 corvette stingray dick James
Published: 2010/08/22
Channel: Hidesres
Dick James - Next Child Star
Dick James - Next Child Star
Published: 2011/03/20
Channel: mack awack
Lebron James
Lebron James' Dick Makes An Appearance
Published: 2015/06/12
Channel: Jaime Teum
James Cole - MONSTRUM
James Cole - MONSTRUM
Published: 2013/09/02
Channel: JAMES COLE official channel
ARK SURVIVAL! Raiding a tribe members base! DicK James.
ARK SURVIVAL! Raiding a tribe members base! DicK James.
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: SUBZ3RO ENTERTAINMENT
FaZe Rug & James Charles ATTACKED!! #DramaAlert Andy Dick EXPOSED on Twitch! Tide Pods, Markiplier
FaZe Rug & James Charles ATTACKED!! #DramaAlert Andy Dick EXPOSED on Twitch! Tide Pods, Markiplier
Published: 2018/01/19
Channel: DramaAlert
Dick James "Jamie"
Dick James "Jamie"
Published: 2014/04/22
Channel: Lisa Lindsay
ARK SURVIVAL! Exploring caves and still saying fawk DicK James!
ARK SURVIVAL! Exploring caves and still saying fawk DicK James!
Published: 2017/02/26
Channel: SUBZ3RO ENTERTAINMENT
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Dick James

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.

Early life[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]

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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