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Bill Wardlow

Bill Wardlow, record industry consultant, entertainer. Named Father of Disco, Recording Industry American, 1976; reipient numerous Gold and Platinum records, 1974-1983. Member Regines Club (New York City and Paris).

Background

  • Wardlow, Bill was born on January 2, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Clayton Jesse and Angeline Naomi (Peckham) Wardlow.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Ohio State University, 1942. Certified, American Management Association, New York City, 1964.

    Career

    • Vice president Capitol Records, Los Angeles, 1947-1956. General manager Columbia Record Club, New York City, 1957-1961. Executive vice president Hammond Industries, 1961-1964.

      Associate public Billboard Magazine, 1964-1983. President Bill Wardlow & Associates, Los Angeles, from 1983. Partner Dealmakers Connection, Inc., from 1983.

      Consultant to disco industry, worldwide, 1974-1983.

    Works

    • Author: (preface) This Business of Disco, 1976, (biography) Against All Odds, 1999. Television appearances include 60 Minutes, Merv Griffin Show, Mike Douglas Show, Ted Turner Network, Good Morning America.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Regines Club (New York City and Paris).
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    Born January 2, 1921
    Died December 30, 2001
    (aged 80)
    • 1942
      Ohio State University
    • 1964
      American Management Association
    • 1947 - 1956
      Vice president, Capitol Records
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1957 - 1961
      general manager, Columbia Record Club
    • 1961 - 1964
      executive, vice president Hammond Industries
    • 1964 - 1983
      associate, public Billboard Magazine
    • 1974 - 1983
      consultant, to disco industry
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