- Larry Lamb
Sir Albert Lamb, commonly known as Larry Lamb (
July 15, 1929– May 19, 2000) was a British newspapereditor. He was editor of "The Sun" from 1969 to 1972 and again from 1975 to 1981, and also of the Daily Expressfrom 1983 to 1986. Lamb was knighted in 1980 on the recommendation of Margaret Thatcher, whose electoral success had arguably been helped by The Sun's coverage of the industrial strife under the previous Labour government.
Lamb was educated at
RastrickGrammar School. He was northern editor of the Daily Mailin Manchesterfrom 1968 until recruited by Rupert Murdochto take over the Sun which he had just bought from IPC. Lamb pioneered the Sun's populist style, and his contribution included applying the term ' Winter of Discontent' to the series of strikes over the winter of 1978-79. He was Deputy Chairman of News Group from 1979 but was transferred to the Western Mail in Australia in 1981, and edited The Australianin 1982. He left the News Group in 1983 to work for the Daily Express, and after standing down in 1986 set up his own public relationscompany, Larry Lamb Associates.
His nickname was inspired by the
Children's Hourcharacter Larry the Lamb. After he received his knighthood, Private Eyemagazine usually referred to him as "Sir Larrold Lamb."
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