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Barrie Marshall - Music Week Feature, Dec. 2006

Saturday, 16 December 2006

Music Week pays tribute to the career of legendary concert promoter Barrie Marshall, the man who for the past 30 years has transformed young hopefuls – such as The Commodores, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner, through to Pink and Katie Melua among many others – into superstar box office attractions. Billy Sloan revisits his career high points.

Marshall Arts Timeline

Friday, 21 December 2012

Take a look back at some of the highlights in over 30 years of Marshall Arts history...

 

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1976

 

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Marshall Arts forms with a staff of six people in a tiny office in Upper Street, Islington

 

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1978

 

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Promotes first UK shows with The Commodores, featuring Lionel Richie.

 

1978 - Promotes first UK shows with The Commodores, featuring Lionel Richie.

 

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1985

 

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Outlaw country supergroup featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and the late Johnny Cash tour the UK

 

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1986

 

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Introduces Whitney Houston to a British audience, 12 months after her first UK number one single Saving All My Love For You

 

1986 - Introduces Whitney Houston to a British audience

 

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1987

 

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Tina Turner's Break Every Rule tour breaks European box office records

 

 

Promotes Outrageous, Lionel Richie's first European tour

 

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1988

 

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Co-promotes Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium, starring Whitney Houston, Simple Minds, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Natalie Cole and more

 

1988 - Co-promotes Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute Concert

 

1989

 

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Paul McCartney starts his first solo world tour, which subsequently plays to more than 3m people at 102 concerts in 13 countries

 

1989 - Paul McCartney starts his first solo world tour

 

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1990

 

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Enjoys the success of Paul McCartney's appearance at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil in April 1990, which set a world record for stadium attendances when it attracted an audience of 184,000 fans

 

 

Tina Turner plays Woburn Abbey. the first concert to be held there since Neil Diamond in 1976

 

 

Bollywood spectacular starring Amitabh Bachchan is first Asian event to be held at Wembley Stadium

 

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1992

 

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Promotes Dire Straits at Woburn Abbey

 

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1994

 

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Nashville superstar Garth Brooks is introduced to British audiences

 

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1995

 

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Promotes the Spice Girls' Girl Power / Spice World tour

 

1995 - Promotes the Spice Girls' Girl Power / Spice World tour

 

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1996

 

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Promotes Tina Turner at Wembley Stadium

 

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1997

 

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Paul McCartney's Standing Stone symphony premiers at the Royal Albert Hall

 

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1998

 

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Linda McCartney Memorial Concert at the RAH featuring George Michael, Sinead O'Connor, Elvis Costello, Tom Jones and Ladysmith Black Mambazo

 

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1998

 

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Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach perform the Painted From Memory album at the Royal Festival Hall

 

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1999

 

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Promotes Rod Stewart at refurbished Hampden Park, in Glasgow

 

 

Promotes Lionel Richie at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

 

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2001

 

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Promotes UK stadium gigs by Bon Jovi and a reformed line up of The Eagles

 

 

Paul McCartney debuts his classical work Ecce Cor Meum 'Behold My Heart' at Magdalen College, Oxford

 

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2002

 

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Promotes first of Elton John's one man and a piano shows at stately homes Leeds Castle and Harewood House

 

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2004

 

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Promotes Call Off the Search, Katie Melua's debut concert tour

 

 

Paul McCartney becomes first western rock act to play in Red Square, Moscow

 

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2005

 

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Elton John takes his one man show to football and cricket grounds all over the UK

 

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2006

 

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Marshall Arts celebrates 30 years with extensive European tours by George Michael, Pink, Herbie Hancock, Randy Crawford and Joe Sample

 

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2007

 

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George Michael's 25Live tour encompasses arena and stadium shows featuring the opening of Wembley Stadium

 

2007 - George Michael opens new Wembley Stadium

 

 

Sade tours the world for the first time in 15 years

 

 

Elton John brings his Red Piano show to London's O2 Arena

 

 

Prince performs a staggering 21 nights at London's O2 Arena, selling 351,257 tickets in the process

 

2007 - Prince performs a staggering 21 nights at London's O2 Arena

 

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2009

 

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Pink brings her Funhouse tour to Europe, Australia and North America with more than 3 million in attendance

 

 

Tina Turner embarks on Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour becoming one of the highest selling shows of 2009

 

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2010

 

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Whitney Houston's Nothing But Love World Tour is her first tour in over a decade

 

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2012

 

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Paul McCartney's tour of South America sees the Beatle play to an audience of 125,000 in Zocalo Square, Mexico City

 

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2013 (Present)

 

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P!nk brings her Truth About Love tour to North America, Europe and Australia performing over 50 dates

 

 

Susan Boyle's first ever live concert tour - Susan performs seven shows in five Scottish cities

 

2013 - Susan Boyle's first ever live concert tour

 

 

 

 Paul McCartney takes his 'Out There' tour across the US, South America, Europe and Asia including his first ever show in Poland