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15:52 GMT, Friday, 31 July 2009 16:52 UK

Presenter Profile: Eric Hall

Eric Hall

Let Eric bring back memories of yore, with music and guests from the 40s, 50s and early 60s, every Sunday afternoon between 4pm and 6pm.

Eric has spent his life in the world of music, sport and showbiz, as a record promoter and agent to some of the biggest names around.

As a result he has a vast knowledge of music, an even bigger record collection and impressive list of contacts.

Call Eric and share your memories on 01245 495050.

Eric was a key mover in the pop music business of the 60s and 70s, working with artists such as Queen, Elton John, Paul McCartney and the Sex Pistols.

He later moved into the football world, becoming an agent for a number of high profile footballers and managers including Dennis Wise, Robbie Savage, Leon Cort and Terry Venables.

Probably best known for his PR tactics and big money wheeler-dealing when he was a football agent, Eric previously had a long and extraordinary career in show business promotion.

After selling football club rosettes for his uncle, he got a job as a record company tea boy along with the young Reg Dwight - later to become Elton John.

He moved through the record business to become head of promotion at EMI and for many years mixed with the stars.

Freddie Mercury wrote the hit record "Killer Queen" about Eric and he persuaded Malcolm McLaren to put the Sex Pistols on the Today Show!!

He grew up in the East End with Marc Bolan and was with him on the night of his death.

Listen to Eric's latest programme here

Get in touch with Eric: essex.monster@bbc.co.uk




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