Eric Hall

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For the Pakistan Air Force officer, see Eric G. Hall. For the Canadian politician, see Ross Hall (politician).

Eric Hall (b. November 1, 1938) is a former show business and football agent famous for his flamboyant public persona, outlandish fashion sense and catchphrase "Monster, monster ...".[1][2]

After an early career as a singer (he sang backing vocals for Tiny Tim) and actor, he became a publicist for EMI Records in the 1970s. He arranged the Sex Pistols' notorious, expletive-filled appearance on the Today show in 1976. Hall grew up in the East End of London and was a friend of Marc Bolan. He had been with Bolan on the night of his death in 1977.[1][2]

In 1986 a chance meeting with Steve Perryman led to him becoming a football agent and he built up a roster of clients who included Leon Cort, Robbie Savage, Tim Sherwood, John Scales, Neil Ruddock, Terry Venables, Paul Walsh and Dennis Wise.[2]

In 1997 he had a health scare when he contracted E.coli poisoning and Septicaemia but he went on to make a full recovery.[2]

Since February 2014 Eric has presented "Eric Hall's Sports Saturday" on Essex station Phoenix FM, playing golden oldies and featuring live scores, sporting and celebrity interviews.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • "Monster Cash" (1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Presenter Profile: Eric Hall", BBC Essex, 31 July 2009, retrieved 2010-11-22
  2. ^ a b c d "Soccer agent Eric Hall moved to specialist hospital", BBC, 19 December 1997, retrieved 2010-11-22
  3. ^ "Phoenix FM: Eric Hall's Sports Saturday", Phoenix FM, retrieved 2014-02-23

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