Member of The Grand Order of Water Rats
Past Honorary Entertainments Officer of the Not Forgotten Association
Past P.R. for the National Campaign for Courtesy
Managing Editor of Encore Magazine,
Past Executive member of The Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund
Celebrity Member of The Heritage Foundation
Executive Committee Member of The Commonwealth Development Trust
Awarded Freedom of The City of London 1995

Over the past three and a half decades JOHNNY MANS has been one of the busiest promoters in the UK having toured a string of star named artistes from the world of Light Entertainment. Top Stars such as THE SHADOWS, LARRY GRAYSON, FREDDIE STARR, MICHAEL BARRYMORE, BARBARA DICKSON, CILLA BLACK, DANNY LA RUE, RONNIE CORBETT, ROLF HARRIS, LENNY HENRY, FRANKIE HOWERD, LENA ZAVARONI, ANTHONY NEWLEY, JON PERTWEE, BRUCE FORSYTH, NORMAN WISDOM, ANNE SHELTON, RICK WAKEMAN, LONIE DONEGAN, MAX BYGRAVES, ROSE-MARIE, TOMMY COOPER, DICKIE HENDERSON, DES O'CONNOR, LES DAWSON and BOB MONKHOUSE have all worked for Johnny over the years.

Being a Producer as well as a Promoter/Agent & Manager, Johnny Mans has secured a niche in the world of entertainment, second to none. He has not only worked and toured with many of the star names, but has also become a personal friend of many of them. As Lonnie Donegan once said to him, shortly before Lonnie died..."You're the Last Variety Agent!!", which he probably is. However, in changing times Johnny is now concentrating on other areas of the business, but he still thinks there's a little slot for good-old- -fashioned variety. There's still an audience out there willing to spend a few pennies to see a really good show.

In recent years there have been a host of other top star names involved with him. Names such as DORA BRYAN, JESS CONRAD, JEREMY SPAKE, SYD LITTLE & EDDIE LARGE, JIMMY TARBUCK, PAUL DANIELS, DEBBIE McGEE, THE BARRON KNIGHTS, VAL DOONICAN, VINCE POWELL, ERNEST MAXIN, FRANK BRUNO, BERNIE CLIFTON, JIM DAVIDSON, WENDY RICHARD, CHAS'N'DAVE, FRANK CARSON, SUE NICHOLLS, KEN DODD, ISLA ST.CLAIR, DAVE PROWSE, KENNY BAKER, JOAN REGAN, VINCE HILL, KEITH HARRIS, BERT WEEDON, JIM MARSHALL, BOBBY CRUSH, THE BACHELORS, DANNY WILLIAMS, LINDA NOLAN, SUSAN MAUGHAN, NICHOLAS PARSONS, THE BEVERLEY SISTERS, ROY HUDD and WARREN MITCHELL, to name but a few!

One sometimes wonders who will follow in the footsteps of these great stars? With the entertainment business changing so rapidly, and Reality TV becoming so popular, it seems that the era of the 'Professional' entertainer is sadly slowing down. These days it's TV 'Wannabees' who are hitting the headlines, and Karaoke Bars pulling in the crowds....giving the 'man in the street' the chance to shine! Still, all we can do is "take the bull by the horns".......it's onwards.....and upwards. After all, there's no business like showbusiness!!

     

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