|Born||6 December 1944 |
|Other names||Kenneth George King|
|Occupation||Record producer, Singer, Songwriter, Author|
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He first came to prominence when he wrote and sang the global hit "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" in 1965, going on to become an executive and media entrepreneur. He recorded many more songs as well as becoming a writer and producer for various other musical artists. In total he has amassed career sales as a performer in the region of 40 million. 
In 2001, King was convicted of sexual offences committed in the 1980s against boys aged 14 and 15, for which he served three and a half years in jail. A sex offender is a person who has been criminally charged and convicted of or has pled guilty to or pled Nolo contendere to a Sex crime.  He continues to protest his innocence. His application for review has been accepted by the European Court of Human Rights in 2008.
The child of an American father and an English mother, King was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The English people (from the adjective in Englisc) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to England who predominantly speak English Charterhouse, originally Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse, is a prominent boys independent or public school as they're known in Britain between Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. He made his first recordings with Joe Meek, but those were not released. Joe Meek (born Robert George Meek; 5 April 1929 — 3 February 1967 in London) was a pioneering English Record producer and Songwriter As an undergraduate, he wrote and sang his first hit, "Everyone's Gone to the Moon", in 1965 which sold over 4 million copies and was a hit everywhere including America. In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top Before graduating, he wrote and produced further hits such as "It's Good News Week" by Hedgehoppers Anonymous and later "Johnny Reggae" by The Piglets, and also discovered, named and produced Genesis, whose founding members were also at Charterhouse. Hedgehoppers Anonymous were a 1960s Beat group from the United Kingdom. Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967 With approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists 
Soon after King graduated, his Saturday evening ITV series Good Evening; I'm Jonathan King, was seen nationally for six months. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent
He ran Decca Records twice, first in the late 1960s and again in the late 1970s. Decca Records is a British Record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970.  Under various different names he performed and produced a large number of songs. Among these were "Let It All Hang Out", "It Only Takes A Minute", "Sugar, Sugar", "Loop di Love", "Hooked On A Feeling", "Lazybones" and "The Sun Has Got His Hat On". For the Baby Bash song see Suga Suga " Sugar Sugar " was a four week 1969 number-one hit single by fictional " Hooked on a Feeling " is a 1969 pop song written by Mark James originally performed by B The Sun Has Got His Hat On is one of the main songs in the musical Me and My Girl. He produced such hits as "Leap Up And Down Wave Your Knickers In The Air" for St Cecilia and the Bay City Rollers; he sang on their first hit, "Keep on Dancing". Saint Cecilia (Sancta Caecilia is the Patron saint of Musicians and Church music. The Bay City Rollers were a Scottish Pop/rock band of the 1970s He backed The Rocky Horror Show and produced the original cast album. The Rocky Horror Show is a long-running British stage musical, opening in London on 19 June 1973 An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public
In 1971, 1972 and 1973 he was named Producer of the Year according to industry magazine Music Week beating Mickie Most. Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry Founded in 1959 as Record Retailer, it was relaunched on 18 March 1972 as Mickie Most, born Michael Peter Hayes ( 20 June 1938 – 30 May 2003 was a successful English Record producer, with a string of Number One
His own record label, UK Records had dozens of hits with artistes such as 10cc, whom he named, Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs Seaside Shuffle, Roy C Shotgun Wedding, Carl Malcolm with "Fattie Bum Bum", The First Class with "Beach Baby", Lobo Baby I'd Love You To Want Me, and many others, sometimes three or four on the charts at the same time. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music url=http//whatscookingamericanet/History/Tortilla_Taco_history Terry Dactyl and The Dinosaurs was an English novelty band, which issued a few recordings under that name in the early 1970s Roy C (alternatively Roy-C or Roy "C" (born Roy Charles Hammond 1939 Newington, Georgia) is an The First Class was a British Pop music studio -based group, put together by Songwriter and Record producer John King frequently performed under pseudonyms such as "Shag", "Sakkarin", "Bubblerock", "100 Ton and a Feather" and "Nemo", although in 1975, a rendition under his own name of "Una Paloma Blanca" was named Record of the Year at the Ivor Novello awards. David Ivor Davies (15 January 1893 &ndash 6 March 1951 better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh Composer, Singer and Actor, who
In 1978, standing under his real name (Kenneth George King) as a Royalist candidate he polled a respectable 2,350 votes in the Epsom and Ewell by-election on 27th April 1978. 
King moved on from the music industry in the 1980s, to further his involvement in television and radio. The music industry is the business of Music. Although it encompasses the activity of many music-related businesses and organizations it is currently dominated by the "big Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. He presented a daily radio talk show on New York's WMCA radio from 10-12 weekday mornings throughout 1980 and regularly reported from the US on Top of the Pops. The City of New York WMCA, 570 AM, is a Radio station in New York City, most known for its "Good Guys" Top 40 era in the 1960s The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart Television programme, made and broadcast A spinoff series, Entertainment USA, was very successful on BBC Two, getting over 9 million viewers. He also created the Youth TV show No Limits which topped the BBC ratings. No Limits was a BBC2 pop music television programme that ran in four series from 1985 to 1987
King wrote a page in The Sun for eight years called 'Bizarre USA' and his criticism of Band Aid and Live Aid provoked 18,500 letters in one day. The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia He wrote regular features in many other newspapers and magazines. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally King also completed two published novels, Bible Two and The Booker Prize Winner. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story
King wrote and hosted the BRIT Awards for BBC Television in 1987 and he wrote and produced them after the Samantha Fox/Mick Fleetwood fiasco of 1989 in 1990, 1991 and 1992. The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards This article is about the English model and singer for the American pornographic actress see Samantha Fox (porn star. Michael John Kells "Mick" Fleetwood (born on June 24, 1947 in Redruth, Cornwall, UK) is a British -born musician From 1995, he organised A Song For Europe, the BBC quest for a Eurovision Song Contest winner. The 1996 entrant by Gina G, "Ooh Aah. Gina G (born Gina Mary Gardiner, on 3 August 1970 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian Dance-pop . . Just A Little Bit", went to number one in the UK Singles Chart and was a hit around the world, whilst the 1997 entrant by Katrina and the Waves', "Love Shine a Light", won the contest. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry Katrina and the Waves were a Pop rock band of the 1980s, best known for their 1985 hit " Walking on Sunshine " and their 1997 Eurovision " Love Shine a Light " was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, performed by Katrina and the Waves for the United Kingdom, composed . He is also responsible for the Record of the Year shows on British television, regularly shown in December, which continue online. The Record of the Year is an award voted by the UK public It was given in conjunction with a television programme of the same name In 1990 at the end of the Thatcher government King released "We Can't Let Maggie Go"; it did not enter the pop charts. Margaret Hilda Thatcher Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925
In 1993, he founded The Tip Sheet, a music weekly publication, which also continues online as a message board discussing and promoting unknown and unsigned musical acts, and in 1997 he was awarded the BPI Man Of The Year Award in a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel with a message of support from the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair . The Tip Sheet is a music weekly publication founded in 1993 by Jonathan King. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI is the British record industry's trade association. This article is about the Hotel in London For the hotel of the same name in Sheffield, see Grosvenor House Hotel (Sheffield Grosvenor House is one The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political leader of the United Kingdom Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair (born 6 May 1953 is a British Politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to
King was also an early fan of the Harry Potter books, releasing a tribute CD in 1999. Fans in Little Italyjpg|thumb|right|Fans in Little Italy Manhattan celebrating the victory of the Italian association football team after the 2006 FIFA World Cup]][[Image Wm-oly-de-cr Harry Potter is a series of seven Fantasy novels written by British author J A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio King recorded the first studio version of "Who Let the Dogs Out?", before the Baha Men hit, under the name Fatt Jakk and His Pack Of Pets 
In November 2000, King was questioned by police and charged with sexual offences dating back to the early 1970s. " Who Let the Dogs Out? " is a song written and originally recorded by Anslem Douglas for Trinidad and Tobago 's Carnival season of 1998 Baha Men is the name of a pop group from The Bahamas that plays a modernized style of Bahamian Folk music called Junkanoo. After the case attracted publicity, several more men came forward with complaints, and further charges were laid. Following a trial in September 2001, King was convicted and received a seven year prison sentence for four indecent assaults and two other sexual offences against 14 and 15 year old boys committed between 1983 and 1989.  He was released on parole half way through the sentence.  A second trial relating to the allegations from the 1970s saw King acquitted on those charges. 
King has admitted that in the 1960s he had sex with teenagers who were under the age of consent. While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal Statutes when used with in relation to sexual activity, the age of consent is the minimum age at His sexual partners included both females and males and he says "I've always said I was guilty of breaking the age of consent laws because they weren't equalised". The age of consent between males was 21 but it was 16 for heterosexual acts. Heterosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the opposite sex or to a heterosexual orientation And he said: "I wasn't guilty of having sex with the men I was convicted of (having sex with). "
On his release he stated his intention to return to the music and entertainment industry.
King promoted Orson, whom he discovered on MySpace, in The Tip Sheet, and they later signed recording and publishing deals as a result and released successful singles and an album in the UK. MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and King heard of Orson from an early advocate of Orson's talent and potentialon their MySpace site, raved about No Tomorrow on the Tipsheet and within days the band had publishing and label deals.
His 1969 hit "Let It All Hang Out", which he publishes, fronted a lucrative TV commercial campaign for Fosters Twist Lager in 2006 and 2007.
In 2007 he released a collection of mainly new songs, entitled Earth to King. One of these songs attracted controversy in July 2007, when it was seen to defend the serial killer Harold Shipman. A serial killer is a person who Murders usually three or more people with a "cooling off" period between each murder and whose motivation for killing is largely based Harold Frederick "Fred" Shipman (14 January 1946 &ndash 13 January 2004 was an English General practitioner and convicted Serial killer .
In November 2007, it was reported that the European Court of Human Rights is hearing the appeal against his convictions. November 2007 is the eleventh month of that year It began on a Thursday and 30 days later ended on a Friday The European Court of Human Rights ( ECtHR) (Cour européenne des droits de l’homme in Strasbourg was established under the European Convention on Human Rights 
In May 2008, he released a full length feature film called VILE PERVERT: THE MUSICAL which he describes as a ComDoc - a comedy documentary. International holidays May 1 - Labour Day ( Pakistan) May 1 - Labour Day ( Singapore)  This is a satire including 21 music numbers and 21 characters mainly portrayed by King. .