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Mike McCartney - TVAM interview + Tony Barrow.
Mike McCartney - TVAM interview + Tony Barrow.
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Beatles & Solo TV stuff !
Pastor Tony Barrow - "Sharpen the Goads"
Pastor Tony Barrow - "Sharpen the Goads"
Published: 2015/10/30
Channel: palaceofprayer
TONY BARROW RECOMMENDS NEW BEATLES DVD
TONY BARROW RECOMMENDS NEW BEATLES DVD
Published: 2009/09/06
Channel: FORMATIVEPRODUCTIONS
Pastor Tony Barrow - "Don
Pastor Tony Barrow - "Don't Respond to the Bad News"
Published: 2015/10/30
Channel: palaceofprayer
Barrow U Nuh Beg
Barrow U Nuh Beg
Published: 2014/09/26
Channel: Tony Matterhorn - Topic
Tony Barrow
Tony Barrow
Published: 2010/11/23
Channel: RichRichie31
Pete
Pete's 50th birthday ski weekend
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Tony Barrow
BackStory
BackStory 'Pastor Tony Barrow' Part 1
Published: 2016/02/14
Channel: The RealTalk Network
Dixie Micks live in Morzine
Dixie Micks live in Morzine
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: Tony Barrow
Tony Barrows
Tony Barrows
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: Conrad Hodges
Tony Barrow & Chris Martin FULL How I Love You Remasterd By B.v.d.M 2017
Tony Barrow & Chris Martin FULL How I Love You Remasterd By B.v.d.M 2017
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: Berry van de mast
Wadi Shab, Oman
Wadi Shab, Oman
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: Tony Barrow
Morzine summer 2013
Morzine summer 2013
Published: 2014/02/21
Channel: Tony Barrow
Access Big Break Sep 15
Access Big Break Sep 15
Published: 2014/11/07
Channel: Tony Barrow
Alexandra Rd Sprint 26 April 08 Tony Barrow Ute 1
Alexandra Rd Sprint 26 April 08 Tony Barrow Ute 1
Published: 2008/04/27
Channel: rotorjez
Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes- Edison Lighthouse/Burrows
Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes- Edison Lighthouse/Burrows
Published: 2007/05/24
Channel: philipcarol
custum guitar solo - mass hypnotism by tony barrow
custum guitar solo - mass hypnotism by tony barrow
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: a7x deathbat
Tony Barrow Alexandra Road Sprint 2008
Tony Barrow Alexandra Road Sprint 2008
Published: 2009/12/11
Channel: Overlordmusic2008
tony barrow  tararua rd gravel sprint 2013
tony barrow tararua rd gravel sprint 2013
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: Kirsty Golding
Alexandra Rd Sprint 26 April 08 Tony Barrow Ute 2
Alexandra Rd Sprint 26 April 08 Tony Barrow Ute 2
Published: 2008/04/27
Channel: rotorjez
1 Sec a day 2015
1 Sec a day 2015
Published: 2015/12/27
Channel: Tony Barrow
STREETZ GON
STREETZ GON' CRY by Big Tray Deee and Anthony Barrow - Official Book Trailer
Published: 2012/02/16
Channel: LeNoirPublications
Painting the Nude in Charcoal and Acrylic by Anthony Barrow
Painting the Nude in Charcoal and Acrylic by Anthony Barrow
Published: 2012/02/15
Channel: Anthony Barrow
Fam-a-lam in the New Forest April 2017
Fam-a-lam in the New Forest April 2017
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Tony Barrow
Anthony Barrow Art Classes
Anthony Barrow Art Classes
Published: 2015/10/28
Channel: Mapping Arts
Wellington College Speech Day 2015
Wellington College Speech Day 2015
Published: 2015/05/27
Channel: Tony Barrow
Access Ski 17
Access Ski 17
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Tony Barrow
Isaac Barrow and Other Great Mathematicians of Gresham College - Professor Tony Mann
Isaac Barrow and Other Great Mathematicians of Gresham College - Professor Tony Mann
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: GreshamCollege
Frogs Rafting Morzine Aug 2017
Frogs Rafting Morzine Aug 2017
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Tony Barrow
Rewind 2017
Rewind 2017
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: Tony Barrow
Access Big Break Trailer 2014
Access Big Break Trailer 2014
Published: 2014/10/09
Channel: Tony Barrow
Monaco Grand Prix 2017
Monaco Grand Prix 2017
Published: 2017/11/14
Channel: Tony Barrow
Morzine in the summer
Morzine in the summer
Published: 2012/09/13
Channel: Tony Barrow
St Agnes Boys Trip 2017
St Agnes Boys Trip 2017
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Tony Barrow
Up at the O2
Up at the O2
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Tony Barrow
0315 - Tony Calister, Barrow
0315 - Tony Calister, Barrow
Published: 2013/01/26
Channel: SaveFGHMaternity
THE BEATLES - Meeting Elvis Presley - August 1965
THE BEATLES - Meeting Elvis Presley - August 1965
Published: 2012/07/23
Channel: Stevie Riks
Achievers Lunch Q3 FY16
Achievers Lunch Q3 FY16
Published: 2016/05/31
Channel: Tony Barrow
Berkshire Vision doing Dragon Boat Racing Jul 15
Berkshire Vision doing Dragon Boat Racing Jul 15
Published: 2015/07/06
Channel: Tony Barrow
Queenstown Skyline Luge New Zealand
Queenstown Skyline Luge New Zealand
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: Tony Barrow
Le Renard 2012
Le Renard 2012
Published: 2012/11/15
Channel: Tony Barrow
Canyoning in Morzine
Canyoning in Morzine
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: Tony Barrow
Hunted application Dec 15 v3
Hunted application Dec 15 v3
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: Tony Barrow
New Zealand 2016
New Zealand 2016
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Tony Barrow
Lee Barrow VS Tony Welch - Dec 2011
Lee Barrow VS Tony Welch - Dec 2011
Published: 2012/04/25
Channel: farat
Max Bygraves - Baa Baa Beatnik
Max Bygraves - Baa Baa Beatnik
Published: 2013/01/09
Channel: wailin1967
Wellington Ski Weekend Jan 17
Wellington Ski Weekend Jan 17
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Tony Barrow
Bear Grylls weekend in Snowdonia
Bear Grylls weekend in Snowdonia
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Tony Barrow
Access at Madisons Sep 14
Access at Madisons Sep 14
Published: 2014/10/07
Channel: Tony Barrow
revolver- tony white dancing at the periscope walney island barrow-in-furness 1996
revolver- tony white dancing at the periscope walney island barrow-in-furness 1996
Published: 2013/04/10
Channel: allanh53
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Tony Barrow
Born (1936-05-11)11 May 1936
Crosby, Lancashire, England
Died 14 May 2016(2016-05-14) (aged 80)
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Durham University
Occupation Press officer
Known for Work with the Beatles
Coining the phrase "the Fab Four"

Anthony F. J. "Tony" Barrow (11 May 1936 – 14 May 2016[1][2]) was an English press officer who worked with the Beatles between 1962 and 1968.[3] He coined the phrase "the Fab Four", first using it in an early press release.[4]

Life[edit]

Early life[edit]

In the late 1950s, when teenagers John Lennon and Paul McCartney were putting together their earliest group in one part of Liverpool, Tony Barrow was presenting jazz bands and skiffle-folk groups at local dance halls and clubs across town in the south Lancashire suburb of Crosby. Educated locally at Merchant Taylors School[5] he later studied languages at Durham University. In 1954, when he was still a 17-year-old sixth-form schoolboy, he landed his first regular freelance writing job as pop-rock record reviewer for the Liverpool Echo, the largest-selling provincial evening newspaper in the UK.

Decca[edit]

At the beginning of the 1960s, while the Beatles worked in the Hamburg clubs, Barrow moved from Crosby to London to work for the Decca Record Company where he wrote the liner notes that appeared on the back of LP album covers. From his new London base he continued to contribute his weekly record column to the Liverpool Echo[6] and when Liverpool record retailer Brian Epstein signed the Beatles to a management deal at the end of 1961 he contacted Barrow for professional advice. In a 1968 interview,[7] Barrow recounted that Epstein asked him to write a column about the band. Barrow then arranged to get the Beatles an audition with Decca, who rejected them.[8] This led to an informal arrangement whereby Barrow became the Beatles' part-time press-publicity consultant, which involved promoting the launch of the new EMI band from behind a desk at rival London record company Decca. His earliest task for Epstein was to co-ordinate a media publicity campaign to surround the release of the group's first UK single, "Love Me Do", on EMI's Parlophone label in October 1962. He was paid a one-off freelance fee of £20 to compile the Beatles' initial press kit.[9]

NEMS[edit]

When Epstein promised to double his Decca salary, Barrow left the record company to join Epstein's new artists' management company, NEMS Enterprises, on a full-time basis in May 1963. Barrow opened Epstein's first London office and as head of the Press and Public Relations Division, began to promote the careers of not only the Beatles but also Epstein's other artists, from Cilla Black to Gerry & The Pacemakers, from Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas to The Fourmost. In view of his previous employment as a liner-note writer with Decca, it was taken for granted that he would do the same job for the Beatles and Epstein's other acts.[citation needed]

Barrow saw Beatlemania as beginning with the band's appearance on Sunday Night at the London Palladium on 13 October 1963, at which point he no longer had to contact the press but had the press contacting him instead.[8]

It was Barrow's idea to give out Beatles Christmas greetings to their fan club members.[5] Barrow thought this goodwill gesture might limit the damage done to the group's reputation by delays in replying to an ever-increasing volume of fan mail. The Beatles were three weeks behind in answering membership applications. At the time he said facetiously that he thought of how the Queen always sent out yuletide greetings to her subjects every year on UK radio and TV, and he decided that the Beatles should "follow her fine example but in their own way". All members of the group's official fan club would receive an exclusive flexi-disc carrying messages from John, Paul, George and Ringo.[10] What started as a one-off damage limitation job grew into an eagerly anticipated annual event.[citation needed]

In 1965 and 1966 Barrow travelled around the globe with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr on the Beatles' biggest, most lucrative and most dangerous international concert tours, conducting their massive daily press conferences wherever they were on the road, accompanying them on their very private "summit of the giants" meeting with Elvis Presley at his home in Bel Air, California,[11] and setting up the Fab Four's media interviews and photo shoots when they returned home. One of Barrow's final tasks as the Beatles' Press Officer was to compile and edit the strip-cartoon story booklet which was part of the "Magical Mystery Tour" recording package at the end of 1967.

After the Beatles[edit]

When the Beatles set up their own self-management operation, Apple Corps, in 1968, the year after Brian Epstein's death, Barrow as their publicist became redundant. He left NEMS Enterprises to set up his own independent show business PR consultancy, Tony Barrow International.[1] Headquartered in London's Mayfair district, TBI and its sister company, Tony Barrow Management, represented many of Britain's entertainers and recording artists in the 1970s, including the Kinks, the Bay City Rollers, the New Seekers, Bob Monkhouse, and Hello, and American artists, including David Cassidy, Gladys Knight, David Soul, the Monkees, Tony Bennett, the Jackson Five, Andy Williams, and Neil Sedaka, for their European tours.

In 1980, partly because he disliked the unsavory images portrayed by the era's new wave of punk bands, Tony Barrow quit the PR business to return to freelance journalism, writing various books including a career guide, Inside The Music Business (co-authored with Julian Newby) and John, Paul, George, Ringo & Me, his memoir of the 1960s.[citation needed]

By 2007, he had become the last surviving professional writer from the Beatles' original inner circle of business aides and associates and was continuing to take on selected writing and broadcasting assignments, including some directly linked to his years with the Beatles.[citation needed]

Contrary to newspaper reports that Tony died at his home in Morecambe, Lancashire, he actually died in the Royal Lancaster Infirmary on 14 May 2016, three days after his 80th birthday.[12][13][14]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "› Alumni News and Updates › Old Boy Tony Barrow - Press Officer to the Fab Four". merchanttaylors.com. 
  2. ^ "Beatles PR Tony Barrow who coined 'Fab Four' name dies aged 80". Liverpool Echo. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tony Barrow on Beatles Audition Tape". Retrieved 18 January 2008. 
  4. ^ Barrow, Tony (2006). John, Paul, George, Ringo & me: the real Beatles story. Da Capo Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-56025-882-7. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Tony Barrow: Beatles PR Man". merseysidermagazine.com. 
  6. ^ "Tony barrow". Retrieved 18 January 2008. 
  7. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "A-D interview index" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries. 
  8. ^ a b Tony Barrow interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969)
  9. ^ "Tony Barrow, Beatles' press officer – obituary", Telegraph, 15 May 2016
  10. ^ "Beatles Christmas messages". Retrieved 20 January 2008. 
  11. ^ Alexandra Topping (4 October 2011). "When the Beatles met Elvis, and John Lennon put his idol's nose out of joint | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Beatles' PR manager behind term 'The Fab Four' dies". BBC News. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  13. ^ Johnston, Chris (15 May 2016). "The Beatles' former press officer Tony Barrow dies". Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Tony Barrow family notice". The Morecambe Visitor newspaper. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  15. ^ a b inauthor:Tony inauthor:Barrow. Retrieved 26 January 2008. 

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