Kenny Bell – Jethro Tull agent: 1969 – 2005

7 July 2023

Sadly, I announce the passing of our longstanding agent Kenny Bell. Kenny began working for us as part of an arrangement to handle the agency booking of acts signed to the newly-formed Chrysalis Records in 1969.

Beginning as a jazz trumpeter, Kenny went on to represent pop and rock artists as a manager and then international agent at that special time which was to become the most important in the development of major UK talent in the 60s.

For the next 36 years he continued to book Tull around the world (except the USA/Canada) and also to actually promote our UK concerts in all the established venues around the country.

When he finally retired in 2005 at the age of 73, my son James took over with the benefit of the many contacts forged by Kenny over the years.

Kenny was one of the true greats of the UK music business and will be missed by many artists and managers who counted on him for the building of their careers.

RIP Kenny Bell.