Tom Watkins

Real Name:
Thomas Frederick Watkins
Profile:
21 September 1949 – 24 February 2020
Pop impresario, writer, composer, designer and fine art collector.
In 1981, Watkins and business partner Royston Edwards set up the graphics design company XL Design. He then developed a parallel music management business, founding Massive Management (2) and was a co-founder of Three Associates in 1986.
Watkins managed acts such as Pet Shop Boys (1984-89), Bros (1986-90), East 17 (1992-97), Electribe 101 (1989-90), 2wo Third3 (1994-95), North And South, Deuce, Giggles etc.
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

816 774-4 Tom Watkins - Festivalbar '88 album art Various Two To Tango Too (as Watkins) Various - Festivalbar '88 (Comp) Polystar (3) 816 774-4 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
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
YZ523, 9031-72415-7 Tom Watkins - Growing Pains album art Faith, Hope & Charity (2) Faith, Hope & Charity (2) - Growing Pains (Single) WEA, WEA YZ523, 9031-72415-7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
262.688 Tom Watkins - De Pre Historie 1988 album art Various I Owe You Nothing (as T. Watkins) Various - De Pre Historie 1988 (Comp) EMI, Virgin, BMG, PolyGram 262.688 Belgium 1992 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
LON 355, INT 857 898-7 Tom Watkins - Call It Love album art Deuce Deuce - Call It Love (Single, Maxi) London Records, London Records, London Records LON 355, INT 857 898-7 UK 1994 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
CDNOW 30, 7243 8 33556 2 4 Tom Watkins - Now That's What I Call Music! 30 album art Various Call It Love (Teen Sparkle Mix) (as Watkins) Various - Now That's What I Call Music! 30 (Comp) Virgin EMI, Polygram, Box Music (3) CDNOW 30, 7243 8 33556 2 4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 36157 4 2 Tom Watkins - Now That's What I Call Music! 1995 (10th Anniversary Collection) album art Various Call It Love (as Watkins) Various - Now That's What I Call Music! 1995 (10th Anniversary Collection) (Comp) EMI, Virgin, Polygram 7243 8 36157 4 2 UK 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
828 664-2, INT 828 664-2 Tom Watkins - On The Loose! album art Deuce I Need You (as Watkins) Deuce - On The Loose! (Album) London Records, London Records 828 664-2, INT 828 664-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
314 525 595-2 Tom Watkins - United Nations Of Dance album art Terry “T.K." Kelly* Call It Love (Movin' Melodies Spank Mix) (as Watkins) and 1 more… Terry “T.K." Kelly* - United Nations Of Dance(CD, Comp, Mixed) FFRR 314 525 595-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
TRCD954550, TR-CD 954550, GALLERY CD 954550 Tom Watkins - Powermixer album art No Artist Call It Love (as Watkins) No Artist - Powermixer(CD, Comp) TRC Music B.V., TRC Music B.V., Power (2), Gallery (3) TRCD954550, TR-CD 954550, GALLERY CD 954550 Finland 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
MIX CD 09, MIX CD 09 1995 Tom Watkins - Mix CD 09 album art Various Call It Love (Teen Sparkle Mix) (as Watkins) Various - Mix CD 09(CD, Comp, Promo) MIX, MIX MIX CD 09, MIX CD 09 1995 Denmark 1995 Sell This Version
3003CD Tom Watkins - Cover Up The Dance Mania album art The Chart Mixers Call It Love (as Watkins) The Chart Mixers - Cover Up The Dance Mania(CD, Album) Elap Music 3003CD 1996 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

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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.