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Danny Holloway

Raised in Long Beach California, Danny Holloway played in bands through his teens and moved to London at age 20. In the early 1970’s, he worked as a music journalist at the world-renowned NME newspaper. During that tenure, he interviewed David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Elton John, Fats Domino, Joe Cocker. Led Zeppelin, Arthur Lee, among others. In December of ’72, Danny accompanied the Rolling Stones to Jamaica while the Stones recorded their Goats Head Soup LP. Shortly after, Holloway joined Island Records‘ London office, reporting to and mentored by visionary label head Chris Blackwell. Holloway contributed to three classic Bob Marley albums; he also assembled records by Jimmy Cliff, The Meters, Toots & the Maytals; as well as producing The Heptones album Night Food.

After leaving the business side of music behind, in 1997 Danny started DJing; in 2007 he joined the Internet radio collective Dublab. He has contributed over 80 mixes and also released a “Future Roots Mix” CD with Dublab. Holloway currently owns the popular reissue 45s label, Ximeno Records. Danny’s personal record collection was over 50,000 pieces before he trimmed it down to a manageable level.

https://www.ximenorecords.com/

February 25, 2021