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Norman Jopling has Peter Meaden tell him Who was Who
Norman Jopling has Peter Meaden tell him Who was Who
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: UKRockHistory
Too Many Daves - Dreamin of Speedin with Peter Meaden
Too Many Daves - Dreamin of Speedin with Peter Meaden
Published: 2013/09/03
Channel: TheBHBsMovies
Dragons Den Mr and Mrs with Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden
Dragons Den Mr and Mrs with Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: heat, heatworld & heat Radio
Deborah Meaden Returns To Dragon
Deborah Meaden Returns To Dragon's Den And Talks About Brexit | Good Morning Britain
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: Good Morning Britain
Deborah Meaden | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union
Deborah Meaden | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: OxfordUnion
Come Dine with the Dragons - BBC Children In Need 2010
Come Dine with the Dragons - BBC Children In Need 2010
Published: 2010/11/19
Channel: BBC
Peter Jones destroys a business pitch - Dragons
Peter Jones destroys a business pitch - Dragons' Den: Series 14 Episode 3 - BBC Two
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: BBC
The High Numbers - Zoot Suit (1964)
The High Numbers - Zoot Suit (1964)
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: Plexiglas '60s
Philip Green - 64 IMPRESSIONS - Britain
Philip Green - 64 IMPRESSIONS - Britain's Got Talent Impressionist
Published: 2014/05/11
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Benny Hill - A Bully At The Beach (1965) [Digitally Restored]
Benny Hill - A Bully At The Beach (1965) [Digitally Restored]
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: The Benny Hill Fan Consortium
Deborah Meaden finds a fatal trademark flaw - Dragons
Deborah Meaden finds a fatal trademark flaw - Dragons' Den: Series 14 Episode 2 - BBC Two
Published: 2016/08/05
Channel: BBC
Dragons Den and The Toothbrush | Comic Relief
Dragons Den and The Toothbrush | Comic Relief
Published: 2009/03/17
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Huge argument erupts in the Den - Dragons
Huge argument erupts in the Den - Dragons' Den preview - BBC Two
Published: 2010/07/21
Channel: BBC
Hustle (First shown: 1st February 2010) - Conman Mervyn Lloyd has Dragons Den Dream
Hustle (First shown: 1st February 2010) - Conman Mervyn Lloyd has Dragons Den Dream
Published: 2010/02/02
Channel: welshgit
Dragons
Dragons' Den
Published: 2013/08/30
Channel: Rempods
Dragons Den S08E14 What Happened Next with Deborah Meaden Where Are They Now   Part 18
Dragons Den S08E14 What Happened Next with Deborah Meaden Where Are They Now Part 18
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Jon Crewe
PFS2009 Last Chance by Levi Meaden
PFS2009 Last Chance by Levi Meaden
Published: 2015/08/13
Channel: Peter Hosking actor
The Who / High Numbers - Bonus Tracks
The Who / High Numbers - Bonus Tracks
Published: 2015/04/06
Channel: TheWho.Info YouTube
"Tulane" ~ Steve Gibbons Band
"Tulane" ~ Steve Gibbons Band
Published: 2014/09/01
Channel: RETV62
Dragons Den - Dragons Furious with Dishonesty
Dragons Den - Dragons Furious with Dishonesty
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: Eric Cartman
Quadrophenia - The High Numbers - I
Quadrophenia - The High Numbers - I'm The Face
Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: Fudgie Mod
Quadrophenia - The High Numbers - Zoot Suit
Quadrophenia - The High Numbers - Zoot Suit
Published: 2016/08/28
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New Dragons
New Dragons' Den Star Kelly Hoppen Tells of Heartbreaking Decisions
Published: 2013/08/12
Channel: NewsEDKennedy
Alan Carr Chatty Man S11E01 Evans & Hawes, Dragon
Alan Carr Chatty Man S11E01 Evans & Hawes, Dragon's Den, Sharon Osbourne and Rizzle Kicks (HD)
Published: 2013/10/22
Channel: zwirnie2000
Harry and Paul, Dragons Den IN FULL
Harry and Paul, Dragons Den IN FULL
Published: 2008/09/16
Channel: G Arc
Start ,Zoot Suit,(High Numbers),Modmania,Ayr
Start ,Zoot Suit,(High Numbers),Modmania,Ayr
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Jim Reid
The High Numbers -   Zoot Suit
The High Numbers - Zoot Suit
Published: 2016/04/16
Channel: John Chambers
Dragons Den (2 Stupid Women)
Dragons Den (2 Stupid Women)
Published: 2009/02/07
Channel: 80sLizard
Shocking truth about Deborah Meaden Dragons Den  Parody Spoof
Shocking truth about Deborah Meaden Dragons Den Parody Spoof
Published: 2014/03/06
Channel: Stee Bee
Magic Whiteboard - Dragons
Magic Whiteboard - Dragons' Den - Clear Magic Sticky Notes Series 11, episode 12
Published: 2014/03/05
Channel: Neil Westwood
A Closer Look at Baracuta
A Closer Look at Baracuta's "Since 1937″ G9 Harrington Jacket
Published: 2013/09/09
Channel: HYPEBEAST
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds...I Feel Alright
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds...I Feel Alright
Published: 2010/02/21
Channel: vespa202
Start,Zoot Suit ,(The High Numbers),The Bar and Grill
Start,Zoot Suit ,(The High Numbers),The Bar and Grill
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: Jim Reid
Plateaux Peter Auto : les vainqueurs de la saison 2016
Plateaux Peter Auto : les vainqueurs de la saison 2016
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: PETER AUTO
Pete Ringing Dragons Den Chinese Restaurant and asking for Deborah Meaden
Pete Ringing Dragons Den Chinese Restaurant and asking for Deborah Meaden
Published: 2013/05/28
Channel: artieb101
BBC Dragons
BBC Dragons' Den - FGH Security (part 1)
Published: 2010/07/27
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Jimmy James & the Vagabonds - " Two For One "
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds - " Two For One "
Published: 2014/09/05
Channel: Mod Zeb
The Dynamics - Misery - London - HLX 9809
The Dynamics - Misery - London - HLX 9809
Published: 2010/07/12
Channel: Joehilllouistwo
Deborah Meaden
Deborah Meaden's Top 10 Rules For Success (@DeborahMeaden)
Published: 2016/10/29
Channel: Evan Carmichael
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Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden: I'm absolutely perfect
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: Taj Mahmood
Largest Dragons Den Investment UK (completed) - Prowaste - £200,000
Largest Dragons Den Investment UK (completed) - Prowaste - £200,000
Published: 2013/03/01
Channel: Proskips UK
Onboard with Broadley
Onboard with Broadley's Lola T70 Mk3B at Imola
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: Motor Sport
Gazelle: Vol. 2 || Ep. 2 || Fashion, Music, Meaden
Gazelle: Vol. 2 || Ep. 2 || Fashion, Music, Meaden
Published: 2017/06/25
Channel: Gazelle Series
'The Mongoose' – Dijon onboard
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Motor Sport
High Numbers - Zoot Suit - Fontana TF 480
High Numbers - Zoot Suit - Fontana TF 480
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: www.raresoulman.co.uk
Hilary Devey Singing On Dragons Den! - Parody
Hilary Devey Singing On Dragons Den! - Parody
Published: 2011/09/08
Channel: Wampit®
Alan Titchmarsh Peter Gordon and Deborah Meaden 4th Oct
Alan Titchmarsh Peter Gordon and Deborah Meaden 4th Oct
Published: 2012/10/06
Channel: Colin Hughes
Deborah Meaden On Duncan Bannatyne | Loose Women
Deborah Meaden On Duncan Bannatyne | Loose Women
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: Loose Women
Peter Lloyd: Probing the Megalithic Mind in Malta  [AUDIO]  Megalithomania 2007
Peter Lloyd: Probing the Megalithic Mind in Malta [AUDIO] Megalithomania 2007
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: MegalithomaniaUK
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Peter Meaden
Birth name Peter Alexander Edwin Meaden
Born (1941-11-11)11 November 1941
Died 29 July 1978(1978-07-29) (aged 36)
Occupation(s) Publicist, manager
Associated acts The Who
Jimmy James and the Vagabonds
The Crystals
Chuck Berry
The Rolling Stones
Steve Gibbons
Arrows
Captain Beefheart

Peter Alexander Edwin Meaden (11 November 1941 - 29 July 1978) was an English publicist for various musicians and the first manager for the Who. He was a prominent figure in the English Mod subculture of the early 1960s. He is sometimes referred to as the "Mod Father" or "Mod God"; either way his influence has left a mark on the Mod subculture.

Life and career[edit]

Meaden was born to Stanley and Rosina Meaden (née Alexander) on 11 November 1941. He had one brother, Gerald. As a teenager, Meaden worked in a restaurant before embracing the mod subculture and establishing himself as a face (a trend-setter within the mod scene). Meaden was involved with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, and was roommates with Mick Jagger. He was often seen around The Scene, a night club in Ham Yard, Soho, London. Peter was business partner to Andrew Oldham, who was for a while the Rolling Stones manager. Meaden also managed the band Arrows in the early 1970s.[1]

After becoming manager of The Who, Meaden reinvented the band to attract a mod following, changing their name to The High Numbers. He wrote The High Numbers' first and only single, "I'm the Face"; the B-side of which was "Zoot Suit". The songs are set to the tunes of "Got Love If You Want It" by Slim Harpo and "Misery" by the Dynamics, respectively. Meaden wrote new lyrics, incorporating mod-related themes such as fashion and dancing. The single didn't become a hit, and most of the copies that sold were bought by Meaden in a chart fix. After losing control of the band, he went on to manage Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, and worked as a publicist for the Crystals, Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones.

In January 1968, Meaden attempted to escort the American rock musician Captain Beefheart and his group the Magic Band to London for their first United Kingdom performances. Because Meaden had not obtained the necessary work permits in advance, the musicians were detained at customs and denied entry to the country. After temporarily returning to Germany the group was able to work out their immigration status and return to Britain a few days later. By that time they had severed their relationship with Meaden. This incident is fully detailed in the 2002 book Captain Beefheart: The Biography. After years of drug abuse and a nervous breakdown, Meaden died at his parents' home in Edmonton, London, of a barbiturate overdose in 1978. He is buried in Southgate cemetery, North London, and his funeral was fully paid by the Who,[2] even though they were unable to attend. Three years before his death he gave an interview with Steve Turner of NME, in which he made the legendary quote, "Modism, Mod living, is an aphorism for clean living under difficult circumstances." Meaden's parents are also deceased, but he is survived by a brother, Gerald, who lives in Brighton.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Captain Beefheart: The Biography by Mike Barnes, Cooper Square Press, (March 2002), 408 pages, ISBN 978-1780380766
  • I'm The Face: The Official Peter Meaden Story by John Hellier & Pete Wilky, Griffiths-Publishing Wapping Wharf, (Nov 2016), 287 pages, ISBN 978-0995653306

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