Following his progress from ice-cream salesman to gambler, agent, record producer and traveller, the irrepressible Mim Scala takes us on a helter-skelter journey through Swinging London and its afterlife on the hippie trail. A must read for the arm chair traveller
Born in London in 1940, Mim Scala went to school at St Augustins, Hammersmith and Chelsea Art School at Manresa Rd, Chelsea. He grew up in the North end Road Fulham, before moving to the Kings Road. He then travelled extensively before settling down to work as a theatrical agent. In 1963 he founded the theatrical agency, "Scala Browne Associates" with Sir William Piggott-Brown. The Agency was known for representing actors, directors and musicians including Richard Harris, Cat Stevens, Benito Caruthers and Jim Browne. Mim Scala also packaged the film "Sympathy for the Devil/One Plus One" with Jean-Luc Godard and the Rolling Stones for Cupid productions
In the late sixties Mim took off to live in the Moroccan Sahara, Spain, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland, painting and recording ethnic music, including the dervish Ganoua sect from Tangiers. He returned To England in 1972 to work as head of promotion for Island Records. Mim produced the first direct to disk album for the band Warsaw Pakt, before founding "ESP Music and Management", an agency which represented record producers, Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones), Stuart Levine (Simply Red) and B.B. King.
Jimi Miller (Rolling Stones) Mim Now lives with his wife Janie and son Fred and their horses in County Carlow Ireland where Mim spends his retirement Writing , painting and fishing.
Mim is the Author of Three Books
"DIARY OF A TEDDY BOY" an Auto Biography a look at the long Sixties2000
"BIBI" a spoof sixties novel 2013
THE LUCKIEST MAN IN THE WORLD. A period Novel set in the 1930's Based on the true story of Emilio Scala winner of the first Irish Sweep Stake 2013