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Jack Good
Born August 7, 1931(1931-08-07)
Greenford, London
Nationality British
Citizenship UK
Occupation Television producer, Musical Theatreproduction, Musician
Years active 1955-1997
Employer BBC Television, ABC, Jack Good Productions
Known for Shindig!, Six-Five Special, Oh Boy!, Catch My Soul (film), Catch My Soul (musical)
Religion Catholic

Jack Good (born 7 August 1931, Greenford, London) is a pioneering TV television producer, a Musical Theatre Producer, a record producer, a musician and a painter of icons.

Career

Jack Good was a pioneer television and music producer who produced the Six-Five Special, Oh Boy!, Wham! and Boy Meets Girls TV series, the first UK teenage music programmes. Jack Good introduced and managed a number of the UK's first rock and roll stars including, Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Jess Conrad and Cliff Richard. He has also worked with The Beatles, when Brian Epstein commissioned Good to produce Around the Beatles, the first major TV showcase for the Beatles[1] and other atists such as Andy Williams.

Good played and recorded with Lord Rockingham's XI[2]. Their hit singles included "Fried Onions" and the better known UK Singles Chart #1, "Hoots Mon".[3]

In the early 1960s he wrote a column for Disc, a weekly UK pop magazine. Good moved to USA and was responsible for the hit show Shindig!.[3]. He has appeared on numerous TV shows such as The Monkees plus Hogan's Heroes and produced the rarely seen television special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee starring The Monkees.

He was a musical theatrical producer creating productions such as Good Rockin' Tonite.[4] Oh Boy!,[5] Elvis the musical[6] and Catch My Soul,[5] which was also made into Catch My Soul the film(1974).[7]

Good converted to Roman Catholicism and devoted his time to Christianity and icon painting. His paintings have been exibited at Rancho de Chimayó Gallery alongside painter Antonio Roybal. He lived in New Mexico for many years, but returned to England to live in Oxfordshire.

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References

  • The Restless Generation: How Rock Music Changed the Face of 1950s Britain. Frame, Peter. Rogan House (1 Oct 2007). ISBN 0952954079
  • Morley, Sheridan. Green, Donald Edward. Jensen, Donald Edward. Review copies: plays and players in London, 1970-74. Robson Books (1974). Digitized (9 Feb 2007).ISBN 9780903895255

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