Guest Bob Vernon Posted August 29, 2004 Share Posted August 29, 2004 On March 8, 2004, Robert G. Vernon celebrated his 51st year in the entertainment business. Starting out at the age of six, playing drums, Vernon was performing in nightclubs when he was 9 years old. After playing music professionally for 20 years, he moved to the other side of the desk and begin producing and managing top entertainers. His long list of credits includes concert, music and television productions for Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Jr., Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Paul Shaffer, Ron Wood, Sam and Dave, Doug Kershaw, Jerry Lee Lewis, David Allan Coe, The Meters, Ernie K-Doe, Jesse Hill, Frogman Henry, Rockin' Dopsie and many others. A pioneer in concept development, Vernon also created the Total Entertainment Network (TEN) which later became MTV and he was involved in the media expose of the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart. In 1987, Vernon's production of Fats Domino and Friends, earned a spot in the ACE Award winning production of HBO/Cinemax's "Sessions" series. Vernon has managed the professional careers of Fats Domino, The Meters and Doug Kershaw. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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