The Colonel Bigger Than Simon Fuller

Simon Fuller, who created "Pop Idol:", is the most successful British music manager of all time, according to a major US magazine. It placed him ahead of other British managers including Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin, Bad Company), who was second, and Beatles manager Brian Epstein who was in third place. Steve O'Rourke of Pink Floyd fame and Genesis manager Tony Smitu completed the British list.. Meanwhile Colonel Tom Parker, the manager of Elvis Presley, topped the global list ahead of Irvin Azoff (Eagles, Stevie Nicks) and Simon Fuller. The Pop Idol creator's acts have sold 116 million units in the US alone, Billboard said. The music mogul has managed The Spice Girls, David Beckham, Annie Lennox, and many more. The magazine said he was responsible for more than 500 number one singles globally, and more than 240 No 1 albums.
Source: Various / Updated: May 20, 2008 
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genedin (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2008report abuse
imagine if elvis and the colonel had the internet back then
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on May 22, 2008report abuse
And the point of this story is....? I've heard of Tiny Fuller, but who's Simon Fuller?
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on May 21, 2008report abuse
Love him or hate people will still be talking about the "Colonel" long after Simon Fuller is gone. The Colonel became an icon due to his relatioship with Elvis. Simon Fuller is nothing more than what most celebrities are today, media creations.
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on May 21, 2008report abuse
That's really a shame!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 21, 2008report abuse
Col Parker may be the most successful of all time cause he bagged 50% of Elvis' money. Other than that, he should have been fired in the 60's.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on May 21, 2008report abuse
Colonel Parker was a genius. The proof of the pudding is in the eating!!
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on May 21, 2008report abuse
The late Eddy Arnold fired Parker in 1953...
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on May 21, 2008report abuse
The bigest loser that was part of Elvis life!

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