Tom Watkins

Real Name:
Thomas Frederick Watkins
Profile:
21 September 1949 – 24 February 2020

Pop impresario, writer, composer, designer and fine art collector.
Watkins managed acts such as Pet Shop Boys, Bros and East 17.
He also wrote most of Bros material together with Nicky Graham under the deliberately confusing alias The Brothers (7).
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Writing & Arrangement

816 774-1 Tom Watkins - Festivalbar '88 album art Various Two To Tango Too (as Watkins) Various - Festivalbar '88(2xLP, Comp) Polystar (3) 816 774-1 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
303 445 Tom Watkins - Za Za Zabadak - Hits À La Carte album art À La Carte (3) When Will I Be Famous (as T. Watkins) À La Carte (3) - Za Za Zabadak - Hits À La Carte (Comp) Coconut 303 445 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
651609 6, CBS 651609 6 Tom Watkins - Two To Tango Too (Tango Mix) / I Feel For You album art Tracy Spencer Tracy Spencer - Two To Tango Too (Tango Mix) / I Feel For You(12", Single) CBS, CBS 651609 6, CBS 651609 6 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
JC 15233 Tom Watkins - Two To Tango Too / Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China) album art Tracy Spencer / Cyndi Lauper Two To Tango Too (as Watkins) Tracy Spencer / Cyndi Lauper - Two To Tango Too / Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China)(7", Jukebox) CBS, Epic JC 15233 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
YZ 523, 9031-72415-7, YZ523 Tom Watkins - Growing Pains album art Faith Hope & Charity* Faith Hope & Charity* - Growing Pains(7", Single, Sol) WEA, WEA, WEA YZ 523, 9031-72415-7, YZ523 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
YZ480, 9031-71362-7 Tom Watkins - Battle Of The Sexes  album art Faith, Hope & Charity (2) Faith, Hope & Charity (2) - Battle Of The Sexes (Single) WEA, WEA YZ480, 9031-71362-7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RDCD4-585/3-1/2/3/4, RDCD4-585/3-5/6 Tom Watkins - Great Original Hits Of The '80s album art Various Drop The Boy (as Watkins) Various - Great Original Hits Of The '80s(6xCD, Comp, RM) Reader's Digest, Reader's Digest RDCD4-585/3-1/2/3/4, RDCD4-585/3-5/6 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
STACD 072 (A) Tom Watkins - 10 Star Collection - Pop 2 album art Various When Will I Be Famous (as Watkins) Various - 10 Star Collection - Pop 2(CD, Comp) Stardust STACD 072 (A) UK 1993 Sell This Version
LONCD 376, 850 424-2 Tom Watkins - The Gift Of Christmas album art ChildLiners ChildLiners - The Gift Of Christmas(CD, Single) London Records, London Records LONCD 376, 850 424-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CDCOROTV 1, 7243 8 36429 2 2 Tom Watkins - The Coronation St Album album art Various Life On The Street (as Watkins) Various - The Coronation St Album(CD, Album) EMI Premier, EMI Premier CDCOROTV 1, 7243 8 36429 2 2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
422-850 051-1 Tom Watkins - Heartbeat album art Jimmy Somerville Jimmy Somerville - Heartbeat(12") FFRR, London Records 422-850 051-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
PCD 393 Tom Watkins - Focus - May 1995 album art Various Heartbeat (Radio Edit) (as T. Watkins) Various - Focus - May 1995(CD, Comp, Promo) Mercury, Polydor PCD 393 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
PCD 397 Tom Watkins - Focus - June 1995 album art Various Heratbeat (Radio Edit) (as T. Watkins) Various - Focus - June 1995(CD, Comp, Promo) Mercury, Polydor PCD 397 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
553 002-2 Tom Watkins - Rock Christmas - Die Neue album art Various The Gift Of Christmas Various - Rock Christmas - Die Neue (Comp) Polystar (3), RTL 553 002-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
FAM 30373-1 Tom Watkins - No Surrender album art Deuce Deuce - No Surrender (Single, Maxi) Full Ace Music FAM 30373-1 France 1996 Sell This Version
CDEMTVD 129, 7243 8 53049 2 7 Tom Watkins - Big Mix 96 album art Various No Surrender (Down To Earth Mix) (as Watkins) Various - Big Mix 96(2xCD, Mixed) EMI TV, Warner.esp CDEMTVD 129, 7243 8 53049 2 7 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TL 544/06 Tom Watkins - The 80's Collection 1988 album art Various When Will I Be Famous Various - The 80's Collection 1988(2xCD, Comp, RE) Time Life Music TL 544/06 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
010000822 Tom Watkins - When Will I Be Famous 2000 album art (2close) (2close) - When Will I Be Famous 2000(CD, Single) Tenderfoot 010000822 Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
TL 544/25 Tom Watkins - The 80's Collection Groove Is In The Heart album art Various Drop The Boy Various - The 80's Collection Groove Is In The Heart(2xCD, Comp) Time Life Music TL 544/25 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SMM 986548 2, 986548 2, 9865482000 Tom Watkins - Original Hits - Hits Der 80er album art Various I Owe You Nothing Various - Original Hits - Hits Der 80er(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media SMM 986548 2, 986548 2, 9865482000 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
COL 506152 2, 506152000 Tom Watkins - On Your 80s Radio album art Various I Owe You Nothing Various - On Your 80s Radio (Comp) Columbia, Columbia COL 506152 2, 506152000 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
VTDCD 544, 7243 5 91525 2 3 Tom Watkins - School Reunion - The 80's album art Various When Will I Be Famous Various - School Reunion - The 80's(3xCD, Comp) Virgin, EMI, Box Music (3), Upside Productions Ltd VTDCD 544, 7243 5 91525 2 3 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
512370 2 Tom Watkins - The Best Of Bros album art Bros Liar and 7 more… Bros - The Best Of Bros (Comp) Columbia 512370 2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
STVCD184, 5175032000 Tom Watkins - Back To The 80s album art Various I Owe You Nothing Various - Back To The 80s(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music TV, Sony Music TV STVCD184, 5175032000 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
TS004 Tom Watkins - Awesome 80's (Volume One) album art Various Drop The Boy Various - Awesome 80's (Volume One)(CD, Comp, Promo) Daily Star TS004 UK 2004 Sell This Version

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bigphattone

March 11, 2020
For any manager to have 3 major hit groups in a row is a feat rarely matched by very few. tom watkins was a big brash man and larger than life when it came to honest opinions about the money and success he had , as well as the power he gave to others while they were under his strong armed wing. the music industry will always need someone like him every 5 years at least to liven the world up.he had the midas touch to package and push power pop to great effect .rest in peace.