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Entertainer , record industry consultant

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).


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


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


Vice president, Capitol Records, Los Angeles, 1947-1956;general manager, Columbia Record Club, New York City, 1957-1961;executive vice president, Hammond Industries, New York City, 1961-1964;associate public, Billboard Magazine, New York City, 1964-1983;president, Bill Wardlow & Associations, Los Angeles, since 1983;partner, Dealmakers Connection, Inc., Los Angeles, since 1983;consultant to disco industry, worldwide, 1974-1983.


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  • Other Work

    • 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.


Member Regines Club (New York City and Paris).


Clayton Jesse Wardlow

Angeline Naomi (Peckham) Wardlow