Tony Prince was expelled by the UK Musicians Union in 1963 because as a Top Rank band member, he played RECORDS viewed as a threat to live musicians. His extraordinary career as a DJ led to the pirate ship Radio Caroline, Radio Luxembourg and the founding of DMC/MIXMAG, the company which inspired the DJ world to become music producers.
In the course of his life, (candidly written in his co-autobiography The Royal Ruler & the Railway DJ), Tony became a collector of memories. He worked with Paul McCartney for ten years fronting his Buddy Holly Week celebration, he became Honorary President of the Elvis Presley Fan Club, met and interviewed Elvis twice, even being allowed by Colonel Parker, to introduce Elvis on stage in Vegas.
His latest venture is UNITED DJs RADIO which he and 32 legendary DJ radio colleagues launched in April 2018. Now, to keep the station streaming to it’s growing global audience, he has decided to release his enormous record collection and amazing personal memorabilia items via OMEGA AUCTIONS.
At the top of the list in his first of three or four OMEGA auctions is the most collectable and important record in the world, the promotion copy of the Beatles first release ‘Love Me Do’ which was first aired on Radio Luxembourg. The most famous spelling error in music must be EMI’s spelling of Paul McArtney on this record. Tony inherited this single when he and colleagues were called to make room in the station’s record library. Year’s later Tony realised what he had inherited in his collection, asked Paul to write provenance and actually sign the correct spelling of his name on the label.
Other items Tony is releasing on 28th January 2020, include Elvis’ transistor radio a gift to the king from RCA, gold embossed EAP with his ranch address on the reverse. Letters from signed by all members of Queen, a personal letter from Joe Cocker thanking him for playing ‘Marjorine’, a rare Schwinn Beatles Yellow Submarine bike, Dr.Feelgood limited edition Toby Jugs and the one-off bronze bust of Elvis Presley by David Wynne OBE commissioned by Tony.
There are thousands of albums singles, sheet music, autographs and press photographs which will be grouped over the forthcoming auctions.