It’s always cheering when anyone from the music industry receives Queen’s Birthday/New Year’s honours, but it’s an especially good feeling when it happens to a good friend as well as a work colleague.
I’ve known Tony since he joined EMI back in the 80’s – he even worked for me for a while, and during my last three months with the company, I worked for him! Therefore, unlike so many self-serving music industry individuals, Tony is a GOOD BLOKE, doesn’t suffer fools gladly, if at all, commands intense positive loyalty from his staff, and thoroughly deserves this recognition.
And he’s still annoyingly young!!
Here’s an embarassing photo