Person    | Male  Born 4/1/1926  Died 21/7/2007

Don Arden

Categories: Music / songs

Countries: USA

Music manager and agent. Born as Harry Levy in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. He oversaw the careers of rock acts like Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Small Faces, and Black Sabbath, and achieved notoriety for his aggressive, sometimes illegal business tactics, which led to him being called 'Mr Big', or the 'Yiddish Godfather'.

When Black Sabbath sacked their vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, Arden's daughter, Sharon, started dating him, and took over his management. Arden was livid, and the next time she visited her father, his vicious pet dogs savaged her, and she lost the baby she was carrying. He died in Los Angeles.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Don Arden and the Small Faces

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