TONY ROSE ENTERPRISES

1. MUSIC CAREER
2. EARLY LIFE
3. BOOK PUBLISHING CAREER

 
Tony Rose was born in Roxbury (Boston), Massachusetts. He is an NAACP Image Award winning American book publisher, author and award-winning songwriter, music publisher, record producer and executive producer.

He is the CEO/Publisher of Amber Communications Group, Inc., the nation's largest African American publisher of self-help books and music biographies and its imprints Amber Books and Colossus Books.
WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM

1. MUSIC CAREER

A co-architect of the "Boston Black Music Scene" along with Maurice Starr and others in the late 70's and 80's.  He was the manager of Prince Charles Alexander and the co-producer of the 80's hit making group, Prince Charles and the City Beat Band. During the 80's, Rose held recording and production deals with Virgin Records, Atlantic Records, and Pavilion / CBS Records through his Solid Platinum Records and Productions label, placing three Prince Charles and the City Beat Band albums, "Gang War", "Stone Killers", and "Combat Zone" on Virgin Records from the early to mid 80's, achieving the band's biggest successes on the European charts, with albums and singles like, "In the Streets", Cash Money", Don't Fake the Funk" and "Bush Beat", selling over 250,000 copies, 50,000 in Germany alone, going Gold in eight European countries including England, France and Germany by 1984.  In the late 80's he recorded basic tracks with Al Lancellotti and Maurice Starr for four songs, "Last Night I Saw Santa Claus", "I Still Believe in Santa Claus", "Merry, Merry, Christmas", and "This One's for the Children", for the New Kids on the Block's "Merry, Merry Christmas" album in his Boston-based Hit City Recording Studio, an RIAA certified Gold and Multi Platinum album, for which he also received two Ampex Golden Reel Awards. He also wrote the definitive book on New Kids on the Block titled, "Before the Legend: The Rise of New Kids on the Block and a Guy Named Maurice Starr".  In 1995 Tony Rose sold his Solid Platinum Records and Productions catalog to Unidisc Music, Inc. and Unitunes Music Publishing, based in Montreal, Canada.

Solid Platinum Records and Productions founded in the late 1970's, by Tony Rose, would become a major independent record label with distribution, production, licensing and music publishing deals from 1979-1995 that would include:  Pavilion/CBS Records (U.S.A.);  Reach Out International Records (Worldwide);   M.J.S. Records (U.S.A.);   Greyhound Records (UK);   Virgin Records (UK);   Virgin Records (Worldwide);   EMI Music Publishing (Worldwide);   Virgin Music Publishing (Worldwide);   Brampton Music Publishing (UK);   Atlantic Records (Worldwide);   CNA Records (Holland & Germany);  Emergency Records (U.S.A.);   Precision Records (UK);   Roba Music Publishing (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands);   Carrerre Records (UK and France);   The Company of Two P(i)ters (The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg);   Metronome/Polygram Records (Germany);   Maurice Starr Music Publishing / EMI Music Publishing (Worldwide);   Danceteria Records (France);  Unidisc Music Inc. (Worldwide),  Unitunes Music Publishing (Worldwide).

Prince Charles and the City Beat Band - Boston Phoenix - http://www.bostonphoenix.com/alt1/archive/music/reviews/11-28-96/OTR/PRINCE_CHARLES.html  - Nov 28, 1996 - Prince Charles and the City Beat Band ... restore to life the entire oeuvre of Boston's most prominent band of the funk era. ... Michael Freedberg.

​New Kids On The Block - Merry, Merry Christmas (Vinyl, LP ... - https://www.discogs.com/New-Kids-On-The-Block-Merry-Merry-Christmas/release/682330   - Discogs - Recorded at: The House of Hits, Boston, MA; The House of Hits Mobile Unit (On ... Boston, MA; Syncro Sound Studio, Boston, MA; Hit City Recording Studio, ...

PRINCE CHARLES EMERGES FROM THE BOSTON GHETTOBillboard - Mar 30, 1985 - Google Books Result - https://books.google.com/books?id=5yMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT134&lpg=PT134&dq=tony+rose+and+solid+platinum+records+and+productions&source=bl&ots=kKp5lT4y7j&sig=ma5Ay9rwhBCN-QbdU4ibqWkUiU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiAw9OjgP_LAhVE4CYKHXaeC5E4ChDoAQg4MAY#v=onepage&q=tony%20rose%20and%20solid%20platinum%20records%20and%20productions&f=false
Vol. 97, No. 13 - ‎Magazine
Tony Rose, president and architect of Boston-based Solid Platinum ... and a production and publishing deal with Virgin Records i!i Publishing.
 
PRINCE CHARLES EMERGES FROM THE BOSTON GHETTO. - BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
By Harry Weinger  -  March 30, 1985
New York
 
The Boston area is known for the successful rock acts it's produced, such as the Cars, Aerosmith, and the J. Geils Band, but there's more to the local scene.  In fact, the Northeast funk surge of the 80's owes some of its beat to a core of Boston based independent producers and performers.  New Edition, The Energetics (now Planet Patrol), Maurice Starr, Michael Jonzun, and Arthur Baker all hail from the Boston Area, and they created a competitive local dance music scene in the late 1970's.  Tony Rose, President and architect of Boston-based Solid Platinum Productions has now joined the ranks of Boston ghetto graduates who have garnered national attention and sales. Rose and his premiere Solid Platinum act, Prince Charles and the City Beat Band, have been together five years.  They first established themselves as a major European act via heavy touring and a production and publishing deal with Virgin Records & Publishing.
 
The group recently signed a domestic deal with Atlantic Records. The label has just released a single entitled "Skintight Tina," and in an unusual  move for a relatively new, untried domestic black artist with a major label, a video is available as well. Rose's contract with Atlantic calls for a one album option with a window of up to six albums at the labels discretion.  Skintight Tina is a re-mix of a track from Charles's "Combat Zone" album, previously available on Virgin outside the U.S.
 
Prior to the Atlantic signing, Solid Platinum, since Prince Charles's 1979 debut, has released domestic product independently from its Boston-base. The only exception was one 12-inch on the CBS distributed pavilion label in 1981.
 
In 1982, Rose negotiated a deal with Neil Coopers's cassette only Reach Out International records (ROIR) label. The label released a compilation tape, "Stone Killers" which Rose claims has sold 3000 copies.
 
Solid Platinum signed the Virgin deal for Prince Charles product outside the U.S. in 1983, Rose retained ownership and production rights.  Live performances around Europe gained the band a devoted cult following. They have reportedly sold 250,000 albums throughout the continent, 50,000 in Germany alone. Their European success led Duran Duran to have them open their dates at Madison Square Garden last fall.
  
[PDF]- 1 - HIP-HOP IN THE HUB: HOW BOSTON RAP ...
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THE BIRTH OF HIP-HOP IN BOSTON 1979-1988 - PAGE 3.
 
PAGE 3. - Given the immediate appetite for "Rappers Delight" at Skippy Whites Records, perhaps the earliest Boston release is Kevin Fleetwood and the Cadillacs of Sound's 1983 record "Sweat it Off" produced by Roxbury native Tony Rose . The funk infused party jam would have easily fit into the rapidly expanding Sugerhill Gang and was followed in 1984 by "Hood Rock".
 
MAURICE STARR. MICHAEL JONZUN, TONY ROSE AND THE HOLLYWOOD TALENT NIGHTS - PAGE 4
 
PAGE 4. - Around this time Starr began making a name for himself (along with Boston native Tony Rose) as a producer of Prince Charles and the City Beat Band...........
 
PAGE 5. - ......"Another critical node in Boston's Urban Music Network was Roxbury native Tony Rose. Having grown up in the housing projects on Whittier Street in Roxbury, Rose moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the music industry. His successes included positions at Burbank Studios (Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures), in the accounting and sales division at Warner/Electra/Atlantic Records (WEA), as an account representative at Warren Lanier Public Relations and as an A&R representative at RCA Records. It was his deep industry connections that served as a critical catalyst for the emergence of the Boston Black Music Scene in the late 1970's that paved the way for artists like Prince Charles and the City Beat Band, Maurice Starr, The Jonzun Crew, New Edition and eventually New Kids on the Block.
 
In 1977 , Rose came back to Boston for a visit and ran into his childhood friend Lawrence "Larry Woo" Wedgeworth who took him to see  a group called the Energetics at Roscoe's Lounge on Northhampton Street, according to Rose, "things started to click from that point on". (Rose) With his New York and Los Angeles contacts and industry experience, Rose began to connect Boston's urban talent with national distribution deals.  The first act to benefit was the Energetics themselves. Mr. Rose provided the connections that eventually led the band to a record deal on Atlantic Records in 1978 and their first full length release "Come Down to Earth".
 
PAGE 6. - Significantly, that group would later be renamed Planet Patrol and appear on the Tommy Boy release "Planet Rock", as well as their own Tommy Boy release "Play At Your Own Risk".  For this contribution alone, Mr. Rose deserves a central place in the story connecting Boston's 1970's Black Music Scene to the birth of Rap Music a few years later. However his contributions did not end there. To provide a legal outlet for the talent Rose founded the label Solid Platinum Records. It's first release was the 7:11 synth funk workout, "In the Streets" (1979) by Prince Charles and the City Beat Band. The song became a hit in the New England nightclubs and the band quickly followed up in 1980 with their full length record "Gang War". Although the record almost entirely focused on the bands incendiary synthesizer driven funk sound, the tune "Tight Jeans" contained a short rap by the bands leader Prince Charles Alexander. According to Rose (Rose) , this was the first rap ever committed to record by a Boston Artist. In 1983 the label would release Boston's first proper Rap 12" "Sweat it Off" by Kevin Fleetwood and the Cadillacs of Sound.
 
BOSTON'S EARLY RAP RELEASES - PAGE 9.
 
PAGE 9. - By any measure, 1986 was a huge year for Boston's Rap Music. Before that time, Kevin Fleetwood records and Rusty the ToeJammer's 1985 "Breakdown New York Style" (Which he released with his group the Sure Shot 4) represented the bulk of local rap releases.

History of Hip Hop in the Hub, From Skippy White to Michael ...- The Boston Globe -
http://www.boston.com/culture/music/2014/05/13/history-of-hip-hop-in-the-hub-from-skippy-white-to-michael-christmas
May 13, 2014 - We took a look back at what shaped the arc of Boston hip hop, from Skippy ... Pacey Foster, who has chronicled the history of Boston hip hop.Lane Turner / Boston Globe Staff
By Daniel McDonald, May 13, 2014

Boston is not known for its hip hop. The city does not have the rap pedigree of New York or L.A., and local emcees continue to lament the lack of local radio and venues that cater to their music. Still, the 35-year narrative of hip hop in the Hub is interesting. It’s a story that includes trash cans burning on the Common, police threatening rap groups with lawsuits, and a guy named Magnus. We took a look back at some of the events that shaped the arc of Boston hip hop, from Skippy White to Michael Christmas.

Skippy White in his store on May 12, 2000. — Boston Globe Photo 

Record store owner Skippy White received the city’s first shipment of the seminal Sugar Hill Gang record Rapper’s Delight. White agreed to take 50 of the records without hearing the song; he made the order based solely on the recommendation of a record company executive who said the record was selling well in New York City.

“I got them on a Tuesday and by Wednesday or Thursday I had sold all of them,’’ says White. “It just exploded. Everybody I played it for loved it.’’

In 1979, White ran his store on 1763 Washington St. in the South End. White is still in the business; his current record store is located at 1971 Columbus Ave.

1983 Sweat it Off

The earliest Boston rap release is believed to be Kevin Fleetwood and the Cadillacs of Sound’s 1983 record “Sweat it Off,’’ according to UMass Boston professor Pacey Foster, who has chronicled the history of Boston hip hop. Roxbury native Tony Rose, who grew up in the Whittier Street housing projects, produced the track. Rose would go on to head an Arizona-based publishing company that specializes in self-help books for African-Americans.

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC MAGAZINE - TONY ROSE ONE OF THE AWARD WINNING PRODUCERS AND ENGINEERS OF NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK AND PRINCE CHARLES ALEXANDER PROFESSOR AND AWARD WINNING ENGINEER - City Hall Honors MP/E Professor | Berklee College of Music - Berklee College of Music - Jan 28, 2009 - Prince Charles Alexander Recognized for Recording Career. ... From left: Prince Charles Alexander, Charles Yancey, Tony Rose. Photo by Ken ...

TONY ROSE, MAURICE STARR AND PRINCE CHARLES ALEXANDER RECEIVE PROCLAMATION.- BlackNews.com - Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber ... www.blacknews.com/news/amber_communications_group101.shtml - Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc. Receives an ... Yoon; Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander, Tony Rose and Boston City Councillor ... Platinum Records and Productions, received an "Official Resolution" January ...

THE BOSTON BLACK MUSIC SCENE TONY ROSE, MAURICE STARR AND PRINCE CHARLES ALEXANDER REUNITES PAGE TWO. PDF]Download Newsletter - Councillor Charles C. Yancey charlesyancey.org/newsletters/36%20Yancey%202012,%20September.pdf  - Starr, and Prince Charles Alexander, held a .... Founders of Boston's Black Music Scene (left), Maurice Starr and Tony Rose, ..... long record of upholding civil.
 
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE - NELSON GEORGE - RHYTHM AND BLUES.
SOLID PLATINUM RECORDS MOVES FROM BOSTON TO NYC RELEASES "VIDEO FREAK".

https://books.google.com/books?id=VCQEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT68&lpg=PT68&dq=solid+platinum+records+in+billboard+magazine&source=bl&ots=Ao0TISCPEX&sig=BYp_gGb0SsFOQtrrBjWgpkeyyQ0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWrdfA1vvLAhXBNSYKHTcYCBg4ChDoAQguMAc#v=onepage&q=solid%20platinum%20records%20in%20billboard%20magazine&f=false
 
Solid Platinum Records formerly based in Boston, has shifted operations to New York. The new address is 127 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022. The labels current release is "Video Freak" (Defend It) by Trigger Finger.
 
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
NELSON GEORGE - RYHTHM AND BLUES - Billboard - Aug 31, 1985 - Google Books Result -

https://books.google.com/books?id=yCQEAAAAMBAJ
Vol. 97, No. 35 - ‎Magazine
Prince Charles manager Tony Rose was talking up an anti-apartheid record on his Project Boy label, "Born to be Free" by Omar D.
 
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE - BRIAN CHIN - DANCE TRAX.
PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND "WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN".

https://books.google.com/books?id=RSQEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT54&lpg=PT54&dq=prince+charles+and+the+city+beat+band+in+billboard+magazine&source=bl&ots=HNYOUFFWsL&sig=JTDXGFt3oM1XjNVJfqcqg_3HYwo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXs9bvzvvLAhUMKyYKHVESAxIQ6AEIQTAI#v=onepage&q=prince%20charles%20and%20the%20city%20beat%20band%20in%20billboard%20magazine&f=false
 
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
SINGLE REVIEWS - RECOMMENDED - COMING ATTRACTION - BE MY LADY - Billboard - Dec 26, 1987
- Page 91 - Google Books Result
https://books.google.com/books?id=JCgEAAAAMBAJ
Vol. 99, No. 52 - ‎Magazine
PRODUCERS: Maurice Starr, Tony Rose WRITER: Tony Rose PUBLISHERS: City Castle/Boston International, ASCAP Solid Platinum SPR
Coming Attraction - Be My Lady (3:40)
Producers: Maurice Starr, Tony Rose
Writer: Tony Rose
Publishers: City Castle/Boston International
ASCAP
Solid Platinum SPR 102
From the producer (Starr) and city that brought you New Edition, similarly styled quintet offers notable techno ballad.
 
PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND -  # 80 "IN THE STREETS - # 85 "CASH MONEY TOP 100 SINGLES - MUSIC WEEK - OFFICIAL BRITISH CHART
http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/19830508/7501/
 
PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND "STONE KILLERS" # 45 ALBUM AND TRACK OF THE YEAR - 1983
http://www.nme.com/bestalbumsandtracksoftheyear/1983
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS MAGAZINE (NME)
 
PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND "GANG WAR" # 26 ALBUM AND TRACK OF THE YEAR - 1981
http://www.nme.com/bestalbumsandtracksoftheyear/1981
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS MAGAZINE (NME)

New Kids On The Block - Merry, Merry Christmas (Vinyl, LP ...www.discogs.com/New-Kids-On-The-Block-Merry.../682330 - Discogs - Recorded at: The House of Hits, Boston, MA; The House of Hits Mobile Unit (On ... Boston, MA; Syncro Sound Studio, Boston, MA; Hit City Recording Studio, ...
 
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK MERRY, MERRY, CHRISTMAS GOLD AND PLATINUM ALBUM http://www.wow.com/wiki/Merry,_Merry_Christmas

AMPEX GOLDEN REEL AWARD
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TONY ROSE - PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND "FOOL FOR LOVE" - Billboard - Jan 22, 1983 - Google Books Result https://books.google.com/books?id=5iMEAAAAMBAJ - Vol. 95, No. 3 - ‎Magazine - Island 7 99926 In its 12 inch version, this record caused something ot a stir when it was previewed ... PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND- Foul For Love (6:30); producers C ... Charles Al eiander, Tony Rose, publisher Cily Castle.

TONY ROSE - PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND "STONE KILLERS" - Billboard - Dec 25, 1982 - Google Books Result - https://books.google.com/books?id=YyQEAAAAMBAJ - Vol. 94, No. 51 - ‎Magazine has been No I on Billboard's Most Added Records feature Iwo weeks running, ... PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND-Stone Kill en,1, Reach Out Intl. RecordsAUS (Cassette Only). Produc«d by Charles Alexander and Tony Rose.

Greatest Hitz: Cash Cash Money - Prince Charles & the City ...www.allmusic.com/.../greatest-hitz-cash-cash-money-mw00002...  Don't Fake the Funk · Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander / Tony Rose · Prince Charles & the City Beat Band. feat: Prince Charles. 7:36. 2. Cash (Cash Money).

Tony Rose - www.begroup.co/Tony-Rose/104910630382038094342 Tony Rose is an NAACP Image Award Winner - WWW. ... Rose in the 80's held recording / production deals with Virgin Records, Atlantic ... In 1983, albums produced by Rose "Gang War" and "Stone Killers" by Prince Charles and the City Beat ...

New Kids on the Block by Tony Rose | 2940012964366 ... - www.barnesandnoble.com/w/...tony-rose/1103185610 - Apr 27, 2011 - ... Maurice Starr and Boston music legend Prince Charles Alexander resulted ... Tony Rose, during the eighties, held production deals with Virgin Records, ... Recording Studio, New Kids On The Block, Christmas Album titled ...

New Kids on the Block by Tony Rose | 2940012964366 ...www.barnesandnoble.com/w/new-kids.../1103185610 Barnes & Noble - Apr 27, 2011 - This is the true story of the mean streets of Boston, it's rappers, singers ... in his Boston based Hit City Recording Studio, New Kids On The Block's ... Born and raised in the Whittier Street Housing Projects in Roxbury, Mass.

Before the Legend: The Rise of New Kids on the Block and . . . a Guy Named Maurice Starr: The Early Years: An Unauthorized Biography Paperback - http://www.amazon.com/Before-Legend-Maurice-Unauthorized-Biography/dp/0979097673/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461382422&sr=1-2&keywords=new+kids+on+the+block+by+tony+rose

TONY ROSE'S NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK BOOK - http://www.amazon.com/Before-Legend-Maurice-Unauthorized-Biography/dp/0979097673/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348073589&sr=1-1&keywords=before+the+legend+the+rise+of+new+kids+on+the+blockTONY ROSE BEING INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE  BOSTON BLACK MUSIC SCENE AND MAURICE STARR OF NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK FAME
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljZkRwWFlRk


TONY ROSE - SOLID PLATINUM RECORDS AND PRODUCTIONS RELEASES  Shttps://www.discogs.com/label/19425-Solid-Platinum-Records
 
TONY ROSE - GANG WAR - ALBUM - PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND
Prince Charles And The City Beat Band - Gang War (Vinyl ...
Prince Charles And The City Beat Band - Gang War at Discogs
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TONY ROSE - STONE KILLERS - ALBUM - PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND
Prince Charles And The City Beat Band - Stone Killers at ...
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https://www.discogs.com/Prince-Charles-And-The-City-Beat-Band-Stone-Killers/master/25253
 
 
TONY ROSE - COMBAT ZONE - ALBUM - PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND
Prince Charles And The City Beat Band - Combat Zone ...
https://www.discogs.com/Prince-Charles-And-The-City-Beat-Band-Combat-Zone/release/206134
https://www.discogs.com/Prince-Charles-And-The-City-Beat-Band-Combat-Zone/master/25263

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PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND 
Gang War (Solid Platinum) 1981
Combat Zone (UK Virgin) 1983
Stone Killers [tape] (ROIR) 1983 (UK Virgin) 1984

Boston funk flautist Charles Alexander leads the City Beat Band through eight long Gap Band-styled party grooves on Stone Killers (released first in America on cassette and then in England on vinyl). The music is infectious and unassailably danceable; the semi-rap lyrics vary from juvenile and bnoxious — "Big Chested Girls" — to simplistic and funny — "Cash (Cash Money)." Combat Zone is a more ambitious LP. Several real songs mix an aggressive blend of Mayfield/Chicago soul and modern stylings; elsewhere, Alexander parties hearty and even tries a notable scratch-funk revision of "Jailhouse Rock."

http://www.last.fm/music/Prince+Charles+&+The+City+Beat+Band

Prince Charles & The City Beat Band were a Boston based Funk outfit. They released their first LP "Gang War" in 1980. This was followed by two other releases, "Stone Killers" in 1982 and "Combat Zone" in 1984. They released four 12" singles which saw little success in the USA but had club hits in Europe with the tracks "Cash (Cash Money)" and "Beat the Bush". These tracks feature deep sub-woofer shaking bass, P-Funk influenced grooves, Lyricon synth laden treble and funky Catfish Collins style guitar. Prince Charles & The City Beat Band was one of the last true funk groups before Hip Hop completely took over the urban air waves of the US east coast in the early 1980's. - CLICK ON AND SEE ALL PRINCE CHARLES TRACKS AT  Top Tracks

PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND GREATEST HITS
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PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND GREATEST DANCE HITS
http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=princecharlesandthecityb
 
TONY ROSE - PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND YOUTUBE.COM VIDEOS.
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PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR - 1983
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p51kGbaqjNg
NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM BY THE 2012 14TH ANNUAL ROXBURY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
 
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PRINCE CHARLES & THE CITY BEAT BAND | full Official ...www.officialcharts.com/artist/.../prince-charles-and-the-city-beat-band/  - All the singles and albums of PRINCE CHARLES & THE CITY BEAT BAND, peak chart positions, career stats, week-by-week chart runs and latest news. ... UK Number 1s. 0. UK Top 10s. 0. UK Top 40s. 1. UK Top 75s. 0 ... 1, Chart Facts. 07.05. 1983. CASH (CASH MONEY). PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND. - http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/20452/prince-charles-and-the-city-beat-band/

Prince Charles and The City Beat Band on iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/prince-charles-city-beat-band/id292245276  Preview and download songs and albums by Prince Charles and The City Beat Band, including “Stone Killers,” “Gang War,” “Combat Zone,” and many more.​

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Prince Charles And The City Beat Band on Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/4MY00RhSxz9sIaTKQX8q7b - Artist Prince Charles And The City Beat Band Play on Spotify. Popular # Song; 1: In the Streets 2: Cash (Cash Money) 3: Don't Fake the ... Related Artists ...
 
PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND "STONE KILLERS" # 45 NME BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR - NME Albums and Tracks of the Year | NME.COM - www.nme.com/bestalbumsandtracksoftheyear/1983 - NME - Prince Charles And The City Beat Band - Stonekiller. George Russell Ny Big Band - Live In An American Time Spiral. Yazoo - You And Me ...

Prince Charles and the City Beat Band, Free Albums ...https://music.cliggo.com/.../Prince_Charles_and_the_City_Beat_Band/alb...  Band('s) Albums. Discover all albums by Prince Charles and the City Beat Band for free. ... Album Gang War Tracks, Songs. Gang War ... Album Tape Collection 1983-1993 Tracks, Songs ... Album Jukebox 1986 UK Chart Hits Tracks, Songs.

Rocklist.net...NME End Of Year Lists 1981
...www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/1981.html - 100 Greatest British Albums Of All Time - 2006 ›› Radiohead - The National ... Gang War - Prince Charles & The City Beat Band 27. Sings The Wailers - Bunny ...

Prince Charles And The City Beat Band Discography at ...https://www.discogs.com/.../68929-Prince-Charles-And-The-City... Discogs - Complete your Prince Charles And The City Beat Band record collection. Discover Prince Charles And The City Beat Band's full discography. Shop new and ...

NME Albums and Tracks of the Year | NME.COM - www.nme.com/bestalbumsandtracksoftheyear/1981 - NME - Prince Charles & The City Beat Band - Gang War.

2. EARLY LIFE

Rose was born in Roxbury (Boston), Massachusetts and raised in the Whittier Street Housing Projects where he lived with his mother and sister. In Rose’s book, “The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy", he described his childhood as a violent and chaotic experience. Rose was able to propel out the ghetto and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force after serving in the Vietnam War.  He attended the University of Massachusetts, the University of California in Los Angeles and the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA.  Early in his career, he was employed as a production assistant at the Burbank Studios (Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures), in the accounting and sales division at Warner/Electra/Atlantic Records (WEA), an accounts representative at Warren Lanier Public Relations and as an A&R representative at RCA Records, Los Angeles, California."THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN GHETTO BOY" BY TONY ROSE
http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-American-Ghetto-Boy-1950s/dp/1937269523/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1460526992&sr=8-3&keywords=autobiography+of+an+american+ghetto+boy+by+tony+rose
 
"THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN GHETTO BOY" BY TONY ROSE
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-autobiography-of-an-american-ghetto-boy-the-1950s-and-1960s-tony-rose/1123621934?ean=9781937269524

3. BOOK PUBLISHING CAREER

In February 1996, Tony Rose bought a book called "How to Self-Publish Your Book" by Dan Poytner, and decided to publish a book that he and his wife, Yvonne had written, "Is Modeling For You: The Handbook and Guide for the Young Aspiring Black Model". He set up a DBA in Los Angeles and called the new company Amber Books. "Is Modeling For You: The Handbook and Guide for the Young Aspiring Black Model" was published in September 1997 and The Roses went on a cross-country tour to meet and promote the book to bookstores, distributors and wholesalers.

Tony Rose: From Beat to Books - A Good Black Man - www.agoodblackman.com/books_trose.shtml - Tony Rose, Publisher and CEO of Amber Books the road was long with many ... The Ruggles Street Housing Projects is where Tony says he got his early ... 

Today, Rose is the Publisher and CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc. (ACGI) the nation’s largest African-American publisher of Self-Help Books and Music Biographies. From the late 1990's to the mid 2000's Rose secured and held a multi-book, multi-year, Co-Publishing/Imprint deal with a major book publisher (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).  He also, successfully negotiated numerous world-wide partnerships, licensing book and ebook deals for ACGI in the United States, South Africa, Canada, Europe and Asia, including signing a seven book exclusive ebook international licensing rights deal with K-tel International for Colossus Books.  On February 1, 2013, Tony Rose and Amber Books, the award winning imprint of Phoenix, AZ based, Amber Communications Group, Inc., were announced as the NAACP Image Award winner for "Outstanding Literary Work - (Youth/Teens)" - for its published title, "Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue With America's Young Leaders" by Gregory J. Reed, Esq. at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards Show, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA.

 TONY ROSE WINS AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD - THE BAY STATE BANNER - Amber Books, the award-winning imprint of Amber Communications Group, Inc. headed by Boston native Tony Rose, was among the NAACP Image Award recipients for Best Literary Work - Youth/Teens, for its title Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders.
http://baystatebanner.com/news/2013/feb/06/tony-rose/
 
TONY ROSE NOMINATED FOR NAACP IMAGE AWARD.
http://baystatebanner.com/news/2013/jan/02/tony-rose/
 
TONY ROSE RECEIVES HARLEM BOOK FAIR AWARD.
http://baystatebanner.com/news/2013/aug/21/news-tony-rose/
 
TONY ROSE MEMBER OF THE 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
http://baystatebanner.com/news/2011/jan/12/tony-rose/
 
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES - Literary Work - Youth/Teens - "Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons A Dialogue With America's Young Leaders" (Amber Books) - http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/la-et-en-the-44th-naacp-image-award-winners-20130201,0,7937324.story
 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - 40 Books Nominated for NAACP Image Awards
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/awards-and-prizes/article/55359-40-books-nominated-for-naacp-image-awards.html
Youth/Teens: Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing), and Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue With America's Young Leaders by Gregory Reed (Amber Books).
 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - TONY ROSE, NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING LITERATURE FEATURED IN ARTICLE ON SELLING AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOKS INTERNATIONALLY. - 2013
www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/new-titles/adult-announcements/article/60288-african-american-books-around-the-world-african-american-interest-books-2013-14.html  African-American Books Around the World  - Gauging and satisfying the international demand for African-American titles.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - Amber Books Marks 15 Years
Mar 29, 2013 ... Amber Books, an independent publisher specializing in nonfiction titles for the African-American market, marked its 15th anniversary in ...Amber Book revenues grew about 20% in 2012 compared to the previous year, ACGI president and CEO Tony Rose said, credited the growth ...
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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BookExpo America 2009: BEA African American Programming Hangs on Despite Economy   By Calvin Reid | 05/21/2009 @ 01:27PM - In separately organized events, former bookseller and now author, Clara Villarosa, will once again host the African American Book Publishing Professionals Program; and Tony Rose's African American Pavilion will move to the main floor of BEA with more than 50 exhibitors and a lively slate of awards, panel discussions, seminars and personal appearances by a wide range of authors and publishers.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - Amber Shines
Aug 25, 2006 ... Eight years after founding Amber Communications, Tony Rose and his wife, Yvonne, have used an opportunistic publishing philosophy to build ..

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - African-American Books Around the World
Dec 6, 2013 ... Tony Rose, publisher of Amber Communications Group, affirms that there is high demand for titles in Amber's Colossus Books imprint of ...
www.publishersweekly.com/.../60288-african-american-books-around-the- world-african-american-interest-books-2013-14.html
 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - Fall 2003 Book Festivals - TONY ROSE ON PANEL BOSTON GLOBE BOOK FESTIVAL.  
Sep 1, 2003 ... A panel discussing African-American book publishing will include Amber Books publisher Tony Rose and authors Toni Morrison, Nikki ...www.publishersweekly.com/.../20704-fall-2003-book-festivals.html
 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - PW: E-BookExpo America: A Taste of Things to Come
Jun 12, 2000 ... Echoing her, Tony Rose, publisher and CEO of Amber Books Publishing, Ph nix, Ariz., which specializes in African-American self-help and ...
www.publishersweekly.com/.../39809-pw-e-bookexpo-america-a-taste-of- things-to-come.html
 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - Black Classic Press Marks 35 Years with Walter Mosley Signing
Jun 10, 2013 ... ... Haki Madhubuti of Third World Press, Tony Rose of Amber Books and my good friend Kassahun Checole of Africa World Press” for 35 years ...
www.publishersweekly.com/.../57745-black-classic-press-marks-35-years- with-walter-mosley-signing.html  
 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - African-American Market Comes of Age
Sep 1, 2008 ... To find the true beginnings of the AACM, you have to dig back in history, according to Tony Rose, publisher of Amber Communications Group ...
www.publishersweekly.com/.../15769-african-american-market-comes-of-age .html
 
K-TEL LICENSING DEAL-BlackNews.com - Tony Rose of Amber Communications...www.blacknews.com/.../tony_rose_ebook_licensing_deal_ktel_internatio... Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc. Signs Ebook ... Books Co-Published with John Wiley & Sons Inc. and Joyner/Amber Books ... 
 
TARGET MARKET NEWS - John Wiley & Sons, Amber Books to co-publish black ... -www.targetmarketnews.com/storyid11170501.htm  - Nov 16, 2005 - John Wiley & Sons, Amber Books to co-publish black children's hair care ... relationship with Wiley," said Amber Books' Publisher Tony Rose.
 
JOHNS WILEY & SONS - Tony Rose - Publisher and CEO of Amber Communication ... - www.aalbc.com/authors/tony-rose.html  - Tony Rose's accomplishments as a publisher and music producer are ... Co-Publishing/Imprint deal with a major book publisher (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), and ...

TONY ROSE WINS BOOK PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR - The BlackBoard Books of the Year Presented at BEA...www.bookweb.org/.../blackboard-boo... Jun 4, 2003 - the African-American Publisher of the Year, went to Tony Rose, publisher of Amber Communications Group, Inc., whose ...


Amber Books Publishes 'Ageless Beauty' - NewsBlaze - newsblaze.com › Entertainment › Books - May 16, 2011 - By Kam Williams - ... National – Phoenix based, Amber Communications Group, Inc, releases Ageless Beauty – The Ultimate Skincare and ...

African American History Book Review - NewsBlaze - newsblaze.com › Entertainment › Books - Sep 30, 2009 - Tony Rose, Publisher and CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc. has recently compiled, edited and published: “African American History ...

Amber Communications Group Inc | LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/...

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC MAGAZINE - TONY ROSE ONE OF THE AWARD WINNING PRODUCERS AND ENGINEERS OF NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK AND PRINCE CHARLES ALEXANDER PROFESSOR AND AWARD WINNING ENGINEER - City Hall Honors MP/E Professor | Berklee College of Music - Berklee College of Music - Jan 28, 2009 - Prince Charles Alexander Recognized for Recording Career. ... From left: Prince Charles Alexander, Charles Yancey, Tony Rose. Photo by Ken ...

Tony Rose Chosen for NAACP Literary Awards Sub ... Dec 23, 2008 - Tony Rose, Publisher and CEO of Phoenix, Arizona based, Amber ... his Solid Platinum Records and Productions, recording, producing and ... 

Kendall Minter, A.B. '74, J.D. '76 High-Fidelity Entertainment ."It's an honor that's long overdue," says New Kids on the Block record producer and publisher Tony Rose. "Kendall is the greatest entertainment attorney around.

TONY ROSE WITH AMERICAN URBAN NETWORKS RADIO HOST TANYA HART
http://www.baystate-banner.com/issues/2007/06/14/scenes06140761.htm

Tony Rose Selected To Be A Member of the 2012 43rd ...www.blacknews.com/.../tony_rose_naacp_image_awards_literary_subcom...Jan 10, 2012 - Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc. ... Beat Band / Tony Rose and Solid Platinum Records and Productions / Tony ...

BOOK COVER Magazine - February 2014 - Page 17 - Joomag - TONY ROSE https://www.joomag.com/magazine/book.../0078410001393669951?... On July 19, 2013, Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, ... In 1979 he formed Solid Platinum Records and Productions and in 1982 he was ...

KAY BOURNE ARTS REPORT - ARTICLE - WHERE ARE THEY NOW - TONY ROSE  
http://www.coloroffilm.com/2011/02/kay-bourne-arts-report-88/
 
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - TONY ROSE - FROM BEATS TO BOOKS
http://www.agoodblackman.com/books_trose.shtml

JOHN WILEY & SONS - [PDF]Tony Rose is the Publisher and CEO of Amber ... www.library.constantcontact.com/.../Tony+Rose+is+the+Publisher+and+CEO+...- John Wiley & Sons Inc, and Joyner/Amber Books - Co-Publishing with the ... In 2004 Tony Rose co-founded and became the Executive Director of the African.

101 Real Money Questions: The African American Financial ... - https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0471462667  - Jesse B. Brown - 2003 - ‎Business & EconomicsI'd like to thank especially Carole Hall, editor in chief, African American Books,John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Tony Rose, publisher and CEO, Amber Books Publishing ...

Amber Books Title Earns NAACP Image Awards Nomination ...https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/137807 - Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids), Neicy Nash (The Soul Man), Yvette Nicole ... Leaders," stated Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc. ... Books - Self Help and Financial Books Co-Published with John Wiley & Sons ...

TONY ROSE'S AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA
https://www.facebook.com/africanamericanpavilion/?ref=ts&fref=ts
TONY ROSE'S - AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BEA
 
BookExpo America 2009: BEA African American Programming Hangs on Despite Economy
By Calvin Reid | 05/21/2009 @ 01:27PM - In separately organized events, former bookseller and now author, Clara Villarosa, will once again host the African American Book Publishing Professionals Program; and Tony Rose's African American Pavillion will move to the main floor of BEA with more than 50 exhibitors and a lively slate of awards, panel discussions, seminars and personal appearances by a wide range of authors and publishers.
 
BEA 2012: BEA Welcomes Radio's Bad Boy
Jun 6, 2012 ... ... returns to his author roots: he's signing his new hardcover, Maintenance Man II, 1–5 p.m. at Amber's African American Pavilion booth (3486).
 
The African-American Writer's Guide to Successful ...https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0972751971 - In 2002, the company was incorporated as AMBER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC. (ACGI) ACGI's first imprint AMBER BOOKS is the nations largest African- ...
 
Fighting for Your Life: The African-American Criminal ...https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0972751939 - John V. Elmore, ‎Yvonne Rose - 2004 - ‎Yvonne Rose is the Vice President and Senior Editor of Amber Communications Group, Inc. The Company's imprints include: Amber, Busta, Colossus, Ambrosia ...
 
Amber Communications Group, Inc.'s imprint Colossus ...unityfirst.com/.../amber-communications-group-inc-s-imprint-colossus-b... Sep 3, 2012 - With never before seen photos and interviews that bring you deep into the heart and soul of this modern day Queen of Hip-Hop, author Lynette ...

The African-American Guide to Real Estate Investing: ...https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0972751963 - Larryette Kyle Debose - 2004 - ‎Business & Economics - By Larryette Kyle DeBose Published by: Amber Books A Division of Amber Communications Group, Inc. 1334 East Chandler Boulevard, Suite 5-D67 Phoenix, ...

Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Beyoncé, Destiny's Child, Jennifer ...https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0974977969 - Stacy-Deanne, ‎Kelly Kenyatta, ‎Natasha Lowery - 2005 - ‎Biography & Autobiography - Writer Kwynne Sanders Published by: Colossus Books A Division of Amber Communications Group, Inc. 1334 East Chandler Boulevard, Suite 5-D67 Phoenix, ...

How to be an Entrepreneur and Keep Your Sanity: The ...https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0972751998 Paula McCoy Pinderhughes - 2004 - ‎Business & Economics - Since its inception, Essence Communications has appeared on all 25 ... Rose is the Founder, Publisher and CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc. (ACGI).

blackgivesback: Tom Joyner Presents 'How to Prepare For ...www.blackgivesback.com/.../tom-joyner-presents-how-to-prepare-for.ht... Feb 11, 2009 - Via Amberbooks.com: Quality Press, a division of Amber Communications Group, Inc. (ACGI), the nation's largest African American book ...

BookExpo America 2009: Around the BEA Booths: A - B
Apr 27, 2009 ... Drawings: $50 gift-certificate raffle (two each day) at the African American Pavilion Reception (Fri., May 29 bet. 4—5 p.m.), at the African ... From Amber Books:Ageless Beauty by Alfred Fornay and Yvonne Rose; Is Modeling for You? by Yvonne Rose and Tony Rose. From Colossus ...
www.publishersweekly.com/.../16370-bookexpo-america-2009-around-the- bea-booths-a-b.html
 
BookExpo America 2009: Religious Publishers Hope for Improvement
Jun 4, 2009 ... While in years past, a BEA attender couldn't get far without running into a ... the African-American pavilion, was honored at the pavilion as Christian publisher ... Baker has been ramping up effort on African-American titles; The ...
 
PW's BEA Exhibitors Guide: A
Apr 30, 2007 ... Designed to help booksellers and attendees navigate the BEA trade show ... From Amber Books:2007—2009 African-American Scholarship Guide for .... Conway, National Trust, Pavilion, Portico, Robson and Salamander.www.publishersweekly.com/.../1965-pw-s-bea-exhibitors-guide-a.html

Tony Rose is the publisher, editor and a writer of numerous award winning books.
www.amberbooks.com
 

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