|Born||1937 (age 79–80)
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Known for||journalist, publisher, film producer, author|
|Spouse(s)||Alexandra Penn Bibb |
Bibb began his career is an investment banker specializing in media, entertainment, and technology ventures. He founded the first investment banking boutique in London[who?] in 1962. He worked on the team that began Bankers Trust's investment banking unit in 1977, which completed over 300 media and entertainment transactions in five years. For over 15 years, he was a senior partner and director of investment banking at Ladenburg Thalmann.[when?]
Bibb attended Louisville Male High School and was a member of the Athenaeum Literary Association, a school-sponsored literary and social club. There he got to know another club member, Hunter S. Thompson, who would become an influential counterculture journalist.
Bibb convinced Albert and David Maysles to film the 1969 Woodstock Festival despite the bad weather and the withdrawal of Warner Bros.' financial backing. Bibb also convinced The Rolling Stones to perform at the Altamont Free Concert in 1969, and he produced the 1970 documentary film of the event, Gimme Shelter.
As a journalist, Bibb was a White House correspondent for Newsweek magazine,[when?] the first publisher of Rolling Stone magazine,[when?] and a corporate development director for The New York Times Company.[when?] He wrote the author of several books, including a best-selling biography of Ted Turner (Random House, 1993 and 1997).
- CB Bible, Doubleday, 1976
- Disco Inferno: An Illustrated Novel, Dolphin, 1979
- It Ain't As Easy As It Looks: Ted Turner's Amazing Story, Crown, 1993
- Gimme Shelter (1970) - associate producer
- Year of the Woman (1973) - producer
- "Biographies", Mediatech Capital Partners
- "Profile: Porter Bibb: Managing Director, Corporate Finance, MediaTech Capital Partners LLC", Bloomberg L.P., Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit, May 17th, 2011
- Kissel, Howard (August 13, 2000). "The Vision of Porter Bibb". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 7, 2008.
- "Woodstock remembered", Business News Network video, Friday, August 14, 2009, Interview with Porter Bibb.
- "Gimme Shelter", Maysles Films website
- Eltman, Frank, "Fans seek to rescue Hamptons' NPR station", Associated Press, September 21, 2009