Bill Curbishley started his career in the music business at Track Records in 1969, a company that recorded and managed bands as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Thunderclap Newman, Marc Bolan and of course, The Who. Track dissolved in 1974 and Curbishley set up his own company, Trinifold Management, which initially only handled The Who.
In the period approaching the end of Track, as a working company, the film version of Tommy was made. He was heavily involved in the stage show of Tommy, which after being work-shopped at La Jolla went on to garner 5 Tony awards on Broadway. His further involvement with the Who led eventually to him producing the movie Quadrophenia and following up with McVicar, which starred Roger Daltrey and Adam Faith.
Trinifold soon expanded to manage or co-manage other groups such as the heavy metal icons, Judas Priest, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Golden Earring, Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and subsequently guitarist Jimmy Page. It was during a solo tour of Robert¹s and a chance meeting with his ex-partner, Jimmy Page, that it was agreed that the two of them would try to write some new songs together, the direct result of which was the birth of Page and Plant as a recording and hugely successful touring entity. Page stayed in the Trinifold stable for more than 10 years.
The Who have toured the US, UK and Europe extensively over the past few years to sell-out crowds. They performed at the Super Bowl half-time show in 2010, to a global audience.
The film about their lives, produced by Bill, Amazing Journey, was released in 2007. They toured the full version of Quadrophenia in the USA extensively last year and are now in the middle of a UK tour with the same show, gaining five star reviews across the board.
Judas Priest embarked on their ŒEpitaph¹ tour in 2011 which proved to be a great success and have just released a highly successful DVD of this tour.
Bill was instrumental in getting the 2003 release of the Led Zeppelin DVD made, which included never-seen-before footage of some of their most memorable live performance. When the band¹s early mentor and President of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun passed away in 2006, Bill persuaded the surviving members, together with John Bonham¹s son Jason on drums, to give a concert in his memory at the 02 in London on December 10th, 2007, the proceeds of which were donated to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund.
The DVD of this concert was released last year to great critical acclaim. Bill is currently involved in more film production with films as diverse as THE RAILWAY MAN; a film about the life of Keith Moon; and a sequel to QUADROPHENIA.
Bill is married with two teenage children and lives in London.