Tarquin Gotch Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday 23rd May 9-10 PM
|Left: Tarquin Gotch | Right: Brian Johnson of AC/DC|
This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing entertainment industry veteran Tarquin Gotch. Starting out as a tour manager, Tarquin became a music publisher before joining Arista Records as an A&R executive where he oversaw and/or signed acts like Simple Minds, The Thompson Twins, The Stray Cats, The English Beat, Elaine Paige, and Rowan Atkinson. Progressing to WEA he helped bring success in the UK to Prince, Madonna, Shalamar, and many other American acts. Moving into music management he oversaw the careers of many bands and also managed Jon Lord, founding member of Deep Purple, until his death in 2012, and currently manages Brian Johnson of AC/DC. Tarquin acted as music supervisor for most of the director John Hughes’ films over a seven year period including Some Kind of Wonderful, She’s Having A Baby, Uncle Buck, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Running John Hughes film company in the 90s Tarquin executive produced Curly Sue, Dutch, Only The Lonely, and Home Alone. He then worked for Fox running their movie division Fox Circle Productions where he oversaw the production of nine TV films including FBC's highest-rating movie of the week The OJ Simpson Story. He has since produced both film and TV and currently is executive producing the documentary series Cars That Rock with Brian Johnson, for Quest in the UK and Discovery in the rest of the world.
Tune in Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of Tarquin Gotch. For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com