King first entered the music industry with his 1965 single "Everyone's Gone to the Moon", which reached no 4 in the UK and no 17 in the USA. He followed this with several record releases, of which four made the UK Singles Chart Top 10 in the 1970s.
In parallel to his own recording career, King produced other acts. He discovered and named Genesis. He produced the Bay City Rollers' first single, among others, before founding his own record label, UK Records, in 1972. A significant signing was 10cc who were with the label for their first hits. In the 1980s King became involved in media work and regularly appeared as a presenter of British television programmes including Entertainment USA.
King was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2001 for committing sexual offences against five boys, aged 14 and 15, during the 1980s. He was released on parole in 2005.
Jonathan King (born Kenneth George King, 6 December 1944, London, England) is a British singer, songwriter, TV personality, impresario, writer, film maker, producer and convicted sex offender.
He first came to prominence as a Cambridge University undergraduate, when he wrote and sang "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" in 1965, going on to become an executive and media entrepreneur. He recorded many more songs, as well as becoming a writer and producer for various other musical artists. He has amassed sales as a performer in total of around 40 million.
In 2001, King was convicted of sexual offences against boys aged 14 and 15, for which he was sentenced to seven years in prison.