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Kit Lambert

(1935—1981) popular music manager and producer


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b. Christopher Lambert, 11 May 1935, England, d. 7 April 1981, England. Initially a budding film maker, Lambert became involved with music when he and partner Chris Stamp sought a band to star in a short feature film. They discovered the Who - then known as the High Numbers - in September 1964, but having abandoned their initial intention, assumed management duties within a week. A mutual acquaintance brought Lambert together with producer Shel Talmy and although a recording contract ensued, the former quickly grew disillusioned with its terms. He broke the contract in 1966 by producing the Who’s fourth single, ‘Substitute’, but although an out-of-court settlement awarded Talmy substantial damages, the band was free to record elsewhere. The following year Lambert and Stamp created Track Records, the roster of which included not only the Who, but Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Brown, Thunderclap Newman and John’s Children.

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From Encyclopedia of Popular Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.


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