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Chris Blackwell

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Chris Blackwell
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Percy Gordon Blackwell
Born (1937-06-22) 22 June 1937 (age 86)
Westminster, London, England
GenresRock, reggae
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active1959–present

Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell OJ (born 22 June 1937)[1] is a Jamaican-British former record producer and the founder of Island Records.[2] He was honored into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Variety called him as "one of the greatest record executives in history".[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 258/9. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  2. Farber, Jim (6 June 2022). "Island Records founder Chris Blackwell: 'I'm interested in what's different'". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  3. Aswad, Jem (8 June 2022). "Island Records Founder Chris Blackwell Talks Bob Marley, U2, and His Fascinating Memoir, 'The Islander'". Variety. Retrieved 3 October 2022.