Meet Artist & Manager Award winner Peter Rudge

Ben Homewood

Peter Rudge blitzed into the music business in the summer of 1968, after effing and blinding at Kit Lambert, founder of Track Records and co-manager of The Who.

On the cusp of graduating with a 2:1 in modern history from Cambridge, Rudge had booked The Who – for a modest £400 – to headline a university ball. “We got a telegram saying Keith Moon was ill,” he says.

“I thought, Who the fuck do they think they are?, so I ...

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