Chesley Millikin

He was an Irishman who moved to Canada and then to the United States in the late 50’s after competing as a member of the Royal Irish Jumping Team. He started his career in the music business around 1966. The first band of prominence he managed was Kaleidoscope (3). He became associated socially with the Rolling Stones. He became friends with Mick Jagger and became particularly close with Charlie Watts and Sam Cutler. In 1968, Chesley became personal manager for British rocker, Terry Reid. Terry is somewhat infamous for turning Jimmy Page down when asked to be lead singer for Led Zeppelin. Terry suggested Page contact Robert Plant instead. When Terry’s career started falling apart in the early 70’s due to a drug problem, Chesley left to road manage the New Riders of the Purple Sage. This is when he started working with Sam Cutler as a member of the Out of Town Tours management team in San Raphael, California. Although Out of Town booked many acts, they primarily worked for the Grateful Dead whose office was just up the street. In 1976, Chesley moved over to the Dead’s offices. At some point in the late 70’s, he moved on to Austin, Texas to manage Manor Downs Racetrack with Frances Carr. Frances was a wealthy heiress who had previously worked with Chesley and Sam and the Grateful Dead. It was during the Austin years (early 80’s) he and Frances became aware of Stevie Ray Vaughan and took on his career under Classic Management. Chesley died at his home in Indian Wells, California, September 20th 2006 aged 67
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ANCL-2012 Chesley Millikin - The Paxton Bro. illustration d'album Paxton Brothers Paxton Brothers - The Paxton Bro.(2xLP, S/Sided, W/Lbl) Anchor (2) ANCL-2012 UK 1975 Vendre cette version
Chesley Millikin - Couldn't Stand The Weather illustration d'album Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble* Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble* - Couldn't Stand The Weather (Album) Epic US 1984 Vendre cette version