Music Manager’s Award to Jim Beach

Jim Beach accepting Artist and Manager 'Peter Grant' Award
Jim Beach accepting Artist and Manager ‘Peter Grant’ Award

We had a very interesting Thursday evening.

Our illustrious manager, Jim Beach, was to receive an award from the Music Manager’s Forum (MMF) – the Peter Grant award for outstanding achievement in managerial skills. Very well deserved, we thought, and Roger and I turned up to proudly present him with his silver trophy, the top-of-the-bill event of the night.

I actually presented the very first of these awards, to Peter Grant himself, way back in 1999, and thereafter the award was named after him, so it was nice to make the full circle, and present to our own brilliant manager.

There’s a report of the evening here,

but it doesn’t mention a small joke that Jim threw in during his acceptance speech. He said that, in response to enquiries about the progress on the Freddie feature film, that Sacha Baron Cohen had been re-engaged to write, produce, and direct the film, as well as starring in all four major roles ! I’m afraid some folks might have taken it seriously !

But the evening went very well, including some nice live performances.



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