Rod Smallwood

Rod Smallwood

Roderick Charles Smallwood (born 17 February 1950) is an English music manager, best known as the co-manager of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. With his business partner, Andy Taylor, whom he met while studying at Trinity College, Cambridge, he founded the Sanctuary Records Group in 1979, which became the largest independent record label in the UK and the largest independent music management company in the world until its closure in 2007. Prior to managing Iron Maiden, Smallwood managed Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel.

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Rod Smallwood - Biography
... Smallwood was born and raised in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, where he grew up listing to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on the radio and playing cricket and rugby union ... In the autumn of 1968, Smallwood began studying architecture at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he soon became involved in organising social events, such as the annual Trinity May Ball, for which he ... From then on, Smallwood and Taylor worked on end-of-term events together and booked various musicians, including Graham Bond, Chris Farlowe, Bridget St John, John Martyn, and, most notably, the MC5 ...
Paul Di'Anno - Career - Iron Maiden (1978–1981)
... Their first audition with Rod Smallwood reputedly failed when Paul was arrested for showing off his pocket-knife in public ... meeting with the band and their manager Rod Smallwood ... Because it is Rod Smallwood and Steve Harris and that's it ...

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