Dee Anthony (Humble Pie, Montrose, Peter Frampton)
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In his excellent book about the genesis of commerce in rock music entitled Mansion on the Hill, Fred Goodman quotes Dee Anthony three simple rules of success:
1) Get the money
2) Remember to get the money
3) Don't forget to always remember to get the money
Anthony was a Bronx native used to managing the likes of Tony Bennett before the ringing of Rock's cash registers started to catch his ear in the late sixties. He convinced Humble Pie's good-looking guitarist Peter Frampton to come under his wing and try going solo. Dee led him into the victory that was the seminal, and cash cow, live album, Frampton Comes Alive! but it wasn't without consequences that led to drug abuse and crippling debt for Frampton, while Anthony held toga parties in his Beverly Hills home.