BirthdayDecember 6, 1944
BirthplaceLondon, UK

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Jonathan King

    Full name: Jonathan King
    Also known as: Jonathan King, King, Jonathan
    Professions: English record producer, singer, songwriter and author
    Occupation: Record producer, singer, songwriter, music entrepreneur, TV presenter, talent-spotter

  2. Jonathan King Known for

    Novelty pop records, discovery of Genesis, owning label that released early 10cc hits, being an original backer of The Rocky Horror Show, presenter of Entertainment USA

  3. Jonathan King Biography

    Jonathan King (born Kenneth George King; 6 December 1944) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer, music entrepreneur, and former TV and radio presenter.King first entered the music industry with his 1965 single "Everyone's Gone to the Moon", which reached no 4 in the UK and no 17 in the USA. He followed this with a string of record releases, of which four made the UK Singles Chart Top 10 in the 1970s. Many were "novelty" records credited to pseudonymous bands.In parallel with his own recording career, in the late 1960s and 1970s King produced other acts. He became a "talent spotter" for Decca Records and, in this capacity, discovered Genesis. After leaving Decca, he produced the Bay City Rollers' first single, among others, before founding his own record label, UK Records, in 1972. Its most significant signing was 10cc who were with the label for their early hits. In the 1980s and 1990s King became more involved in media work and regularly appeared as a presenter of British television programmes including Entertainment USA.King was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2001, after being found guilty of committing sexual offences against five boys aged 14 and 15 during the 1980s. He was released on parole in 2005. King has always maintained that he is not guilty of the offences which led to his convictions.

  4. Jonathan King Family

    Siblings: Jamie and Andy
    Parents: Jimmy King and Ailsa

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