LORD SYDNEY LING, OVER THE YEARS. Created by memory management Heller and Myers at the Lord Sydney Ling permanent museum exhibition.Covering the story,images and memorabilia of the multi-talented communication wizard Lord Sydney Ling from the age of eight years onwards.
The Lord Sydney Ling story in short By Heller and Meyers(Part 1). The epoque of Art, Paintings, Entertainment, Music, PR, Communication and helping others.
Communication wizard Lord Sydney Ling was raised in several countries and originally from a mixed European family and one of a kind. A natural in all senses who speaks in a combination of at least 12 languages, a light being with different talents and a boy who knew exactly as where he was going in life at a very early age. It was on the magic island of Ibiza in the nineteen sixties where he first started using all his amazing talents. First as a young communicator between artists, celebrities and other legendary individuals in 1968.
A year later in 1969 at the young age of nine years old he organized his own private monthly meetings between artists, bohemians and other elite members of society. The young Sydney was giving advise to the rich and famous and those who needed him. He was fully accepted by the bohemian artists and other legendary personalities,he was not only a young expert in public relations and communication but, also in re-pairing mis-communications and in finding solutions.
As a young artist Sydney made hundreds of drawings and paintings during his youth apart from representing other artists and painters on Ibiza by selling their work and helping them to survive .Today his works are to be found in several international private collections. Sydney's first Ibiza manager and owner of the Ibiza bullring Curro De Utrilla asked him to start doing shows as a mock-bullfighter and as a flamenco performer in the Plaza de Toros. Singing pure 'cante jondo' like a gipsy as never heard before, Sydney had four different gipsy voices while singing in seven languages and Sydney's way of playing gipsy guitar rumbas also became a personal style on its own. A few weeks later Sydney also directed the weekly shows for tourists in the Plaza de Toros at the age of nine and also produced and directed his own late night downtown Ibiza shows at La Marina for privileged clients at that same age. Motivated by himself, his incredible energy and by writer friends Steve Seley, Leen Valkenier, Alain Teister and TV pioneer Erik De Vries the young Sydney started writing songs for artists. He also wrote pure flamenco songs for leading flamenco singers and would later also promote the post movement of the rumba catalana as well as the music from his friends Peret, Ramonet, Los Reyes, the gipsy kings and other groups. Orson Welles who admired him told him to finish school first before starting in the movie business but, the young Sydney told him, that life is much too short for all that. Orson agreed and said; You are right, just follow your feelings. - Sydney directed his first small documentary at the age of eight and only a bit later he was also able to find money for other producers who needed it and he started introducing the right people to the right people,always trying to help out. Sydney's old friend Lord Lew Grade told him later to do as he did and present his projects as Lord Sydney Ling presents. Sydney wanted to stay modest as he was already being called and named the young master adviser by his elite and intellectual friends and artists but, his other old friend producer Alexander Salkind also told him to present everything from now on as Lord Sydney Ling presents and Elliott Kastner couldnt agree more. Sydney was indeed the youngest promotor and also one of the most skilled and best connected advisers and supervisors behind the scenes of the international entertainment industry and invented and re-invented quite a few efficient production and distribution concepts for the industry. Sydney founded his first Home of the Stars concept on Ibiza where he lived in i.e. a real old finca in the campo where one could see not only the real stars in the sky but, also around Sydney's round table,this boy had more quality contacts than anyone.This same place also became his first base to receive inflying Hollywood and the rest of the world,Sydney was always surrounded by the American and European film, music and art circles but,most of all with the leading families of the world, he knew how to keep the two apart or mix when appropriate. At age nineteen he gave up most of his self-producing skills and, said "Been there, done that" He would still package deals or sell films for leading producer friends and distributors as he had all the relationships in the world. The young Sydney now continued using his amazing talents in finance and industry and in creating instant solutions for leading individuals, families and companies. In the meanwhile Lord Sydney expanded his private consultancy boutique and communication base for the third time in 39 years - where he guided and supervised the rich and famous and, some of the greatest minds in the world with once again, their personal problems and wishes. He became once again the wizard of solutions, now adding a few new flavors like producing instant last minute rescue operations and other unique services which are not to be found anywhere else. His unique way of guiding and supervising member clients in finance, industry and other businesses is a real pleasure for everyone working with him' as Wardour street tycoon Frank Green once said' Sydney makes your life 70% easier in all senses, also if I had known him before, I would probably still have my fortune. Don Cesar d'Arques said 'he has put me in touch with those I could only dream about', Elizabeth Taylor said' this is the man a world as ours need. De Rothschild calls him the King. - Lord Sydney never forgot about his old friends and partners in the international art and entertainment business in Hollywood and Europe. He kept on doing them favors and helping people backstage, giving them jobs and relationsships and using his amazing contacts to make it happen. Helping distributors, agents, managers, promotors, helping moving projects from Michael Jackson to selling projects for the Salkind family, from re-promoting the old pioneers of Rock N Roll to re-promoting many others and bringing people together again an not just the leading players but, also helping out the new generation, Sydney helped many and, all that in between managing his other activities,services and adventures. Lord Sydney is also an art collector apart from his own world memorabilia collection and his own art.The young Sydney from Ibiza has been helping,promoting and guiding many people from all over the world with their wishes, their business and with their problems one way or another and many people owe him another 'thank you' for starting their careers or giving them a few chances. One phone call from Lord Sydney could move mountains or change your life instantly if he wanted to. A young boy who already knew at a very early age what he wanted to do, guiding those who are unable to get what they want or what they need. The youngest promotor and supervisor in the world became the favorite fixer expert in excellence. A bohemian and a 'bon vivant' with not only a great knowledge and cultural background but, a great brain in general and with an eye for quality and selective when it comes to people. Known for his discipline and for being precise. His way of living has been a personal choice, half in the spotlight and half in the background where his background communication plays an important role. The main reason for doing what he has been doing was always to help others and making them live and feel the joy of the moment and the progress of their art or business and life in general. Because of his different talents and skills it was only natural that he diversified into several directions with the most important one,that of helping other people.
As a child he expressed what he wanted to do and now it is all about helping others and guiding and supervising them, apart from painting and music. As writer/journalist Peter Kinsley said; The real pleasure starts when you ever have the chance to meet him personally and experience him during a drink or a lunch (and this will stay with you forever) you will hear, see and feel that there are indeed real natural and amazing beings in the world and in this case as real as can be. I must say, he is the only one I have ever met with whom I could really have a good conversation. Lord Sydney seems allergic to stupid,limited and greedy people, he is someone who cares more about others than himself. He does everything naturally because he is a natural. If he ever has a dollar left in his pocket he will buy you a coffee. An amazing young boy who knew what he wanted and that is helping others getting somewhere. -
A few questions and answers with Lord Sydney. By Peter Kinsley. Q.. Sydney, I have known you since the age of eight years old on Ibiza, your first speciality was communication with and between people, what was your first love communication, art, music, film or helping people with their daily problems?
A.. Sydney; Well...helping people was my first call and of course that comes with communication, the rest just followed...-Q.. As a child you were very knowledgeable and knew what you wanted to do and you wanted to promote others,make music and films and paint but, you also organized events and brought people together in your monthly meetings where I and many of our other friends attended and were able to discuss many interesting items between us, this was quite unusual for a young boy of your age to organize this.
A. Yes, I am aware that it was quite unusual but, as you know Peter, communication and solving problems and creating solutions was my thing, just as natural as I did my gipsy and flamenco music,it was all part of me.I was also partly brought up in Spain and it was the music we did with the gitanos and with part of the family, painting as well as making my own artisanal handmade movies as a child all started on Ibiza, a great place to get inspired as you know and also because I lived between the old Hollywood people and european artists of the 1960's, later when they started expressing their problems, obstacles and needs to a little boy like me, I started filling those needs with my communication skills, the rest is history as you know. - Q..I know you were the youngest private fixer, consultant and relations wizard and the youngest in quite a few other things as well, I also remember that you were able to combine many things and worlds at the same time as a boy and that you knew everyone who was anyone, the question is, how did you combine all your talents in for instance art, advising people, music, shows, pr and your other activities at that time, timewise?
A..All I can say is that I always knew how to combine all I did, I did what I wanted to do during my youth and what I felt like doing, same thing with helping others finding what they wanted or needed. There was no real time or timing, it all came naturally, I just did it and in time, way before any deadline thats all .I stopped making my own productions when I was 19 years old, also because my first clients and members needed me on another level to fix and organize things, also I had no real need or wish to continue making my own projects, specially after a few film negatives were stolen from a van in Barcelona including original music tapes, etc.I hate repeating the same thing. I have lived the period of doing everything artistically myself. I did continue helping other artists and filmmakers with making their own films in the following years as well as promoting other producers, distributors, sales companies and entities with setting up their projects in the world, after all I was a promoter with good relationships or became a promoter because they needed someone to help them and they always wanted me to do this. Selling their movies to the world, packaging their projects, casting them in productions and co-productions but, as for me it stopped after my childhood, whatever people invented and wrote after this is mainly based upon my activities during my childhood. -
Q..You can not say that you were not a special child, I mean you knew everyone and you were able to move anything with your talents, contacts and communication. For instance , I remember I walked into the San Telmo Restaurant a few times and saw you as a boy having lunch and advicing some of the leading people from the USA and europe of that epoque and I also remember other regular Restaurant clients were quite jealous sometimes that they could not be part of your lunch table. I have seen you in action in the bullring of Ibiza with bulls and with your amazing gipsy flamenco shows and how you were representing leading people at that time and they all came to see you from all over the planet to talk to you and asking for help. I mean which child could do this? A.. I am aware of that Peter and I was also aware of what I was doing at the time as a boy but, when I was nine years old I was already 45 years old or maybe much older, in a way of speaking but, my main thing was helping other people with their wishes and trying to assist them with their lifes, ventures and projects, their art or their business or personal problems. You know just as well as I do that Ibiza at the time was a diffferent place and some of the world's leading people where either living there or spent time there and I just became their confidential and personal fixer, this is how I build up my first consultancy base. Ibiza was my best school in life. Maybe, because of my different talents as a child I soon became something of a 'superlative' without wanting or knowing, I just expressed a lot of energy and followed my feelings and was able to help out in some cases. - Q..What I also and always appreciated in you is you saving the lifes of the Ibiza street dogs from the dog catchers during the old days, not to speak of quite a few people on the island. Do you still think about those moments today?
A..Yes, of course I do..The Ibiza street dogs were my great friends, I spent many years with them and they followed me for many years and apart from saving them more than once from the dogcatchers we lived many great adventures. When it comes to saving people, yes.. I saved a few and in all senses as you may remember. - Q..As you told me a few months ago it is sometimes hard for some people to understand or imagine what you are able to do or what you have lived and have experienced in your life so far, specially for non artists and for those who do not have your vision and experience, I mean I have followed quite a few of your amazing activities in the old days but, children and people like you dont come by every day and are hard to find in this world, do you feel lonely sometimes being different?
A..I know what you are saying, the answer is yes and no. I do not feel lonely or alone but, with all my experiences and the worlds I have lived in I can feel lonely sometimes because I live on another frequency compared to most others but, I do not mind this, this is me. Sometimes it happens that people can not imagine or understand or wonder how a boy like me (at that time,in the old days) could have known so many extraordinary people and did what I did. Hey! we are all different in this world and so am I. I just had a whole different life compared to most other children or adults and a whole different way of living and experiencing things, I started very young and did it my way, whatever way that was or is. I also believe the magic sixties and seventies added to this apart from the fact that I was brought up in several countries with different cultures and on a magic island like Ibiza. As for me (and you know me) I am a natural in all I do and in all I have been doing, you may say that the story of Lord Sydney has no beguining and no end it has been a continuing story and it has always been there. My activities as a private adviser today has not so much to do with the personality of Lord Sydney Ling from the childhood years or older days but, more with guiding and serving members and clients on other levels. Lord Sydney Ling is or better say was a young conscious boy with a strong personality who understood life very quickly and who was not only a young boy with ideas and a young artist but, a problem solver for others during the good old days.
Q..But, you are still helping people, are you saying that there is only one Sydney left within you today and that you dropped all your other talents?
A..Lol! funny..that reminds me of Charles Evans when we were at the Dorchester hotel in London I told him about my activities and he said, why dont you do just one thing you are good at. Well, there may be some truth in there but, if one is good at doing something or several things one should keep that going. Anyway, I did drop a few side activities but, the others I kept and are still there and are splitt between different worlds and on different levels, the thing they have in common is that they all still guide, promote, help and serve people as you mentioned before, which has always been my priorty and main goal. It was never so much about me but, more about you and the others and yes, I stopped most services in 1998. Everyone needs a bit of help or a little push or some motivation sometimes and if I can add a bit of that, than why not. All the rest should just be joy, life is to be enjoyed while you are alive..!
Photos above the young Lord Sydney playing gipsy flamenco and Sydney with Manitas de Plata in the Camargue,southern France.
You could easily say that Lord Sydney Ling was the youngest communication wizard, personal consultant and adviser in the world and not to forget a mascot to many. A knowledgeable young boy with different cultural backgrounds who started helping and guiding respected and legendary people in the 1960s and 1970s. It was on the magic island of Eivissa where the young communication pioneer Sydney (At the age of eight years old) started giving personal advice in a way no one had ever done before, a natural talent who works on intuition and feeling and who invented a whole new style and way of consulting. A young master in communicating, public relations and in finding solutions for people, companies and entities. He was born with amazing talents and everything just came naturally.It all started on the magic island of Ibiza during the golden Ibiza days with its bohemians, the moment the young Sydney came in touch with the mysterious islet of Es Vedra (Islet near Ibiza) CLICK HERE ON OPEN SPACE http://esvedra.ibiza4all.org/As a child he could feel magic energy coming to him and he was able to interact with nature in its purest form. Frequently followed by photographers or people taking pictures of his interactions and adventures with others. Since that time his life changed and unheard of knowledge and talents were given to him. At the age of eight years old he did everything he wanted to do, he spoke in a combination of 13 languages, he could sing with several voices like a flamenco gypsy, was able to play almost any instrument like a virtuoso and interacted and spoke to wild animals. His normal walking speed and energy was unheard of, his hands were always hot and he cured and made many people feel better, he was able to predict and scan people in a flash. Sydney had a great knowledge also in the arts and carried many cultures with him and was fully accepted by the artists on Ibiza and by other leading families of that epoque, they accepted him as a unique being and as someone of their own age, he was fast and efficient in filling the needs and had some of the greatest contacts in the world.After all his early and amazing artistic activities he decided to guide and advice others and create and produce solutions for leading individuals, families and companies. Lord Sydney became the most trusted and most efficient communication solution consultant. In 1986 He still helped people from time to time in his "well being consultancy" where this amazing talent helped people feel better and gave them his natural magic energy to continue or re-start their missions or careers . Lord Sydney Ling knew how to be many persons in one at a very early age, all happened and happens in the most natural way and all that just to help others. There are quit a few people who believe that the amazing Sydney is over 7000 years old, while joking Lord Sydney answered; that is almost correct but, to be honest this has become 7013 years by now, time flies, I have not updated my CV and bio for ages and do I need to? -
A few pictures from the archives.
Photo above affiche waiting for Sydney.
Lord Sydney Ling behind the scene with Britt Ekland, Terence Hill,
Alexander Salkind, Lord Sydney performing his gypsy flamenco,
Lord Sydney with i.e.Enrico Macias.
Foto collage; Lord Sydney Ling over 40 years of inner communication.
Photo 3 copy of "Stronger than life" one of Sydney's paintings.
Photo 4 above the adventures Lord Sydney Ling.
Photo 5 above Lord Sydney.
The following are just a few united press cuts, articles and portrait publications over the years
from the art and photgraphic exhibition.
Other pictures i.e. Lord Sydney Ling and a few old friends Lena Hraoui, President Elias Hraoui, President Francois Mitterand, Amyn Aga Khan, John Wistow, Andreas Sutter, Charlene Tilton, Charles Sladen,
Terry -Thomas, Frank Green and others.
A few words by Guy De Rothschild.
Lord Sydney is an extraordinary personality who we appreciate very much and in many ways. Apart from being multi talented he is a very unique person. -
A FEW WORDS BY REV. PADRE PERAL DOMINGUEZ.
Lord Sydney Ling is a boy of many talents and with amazing contacts and relationships he helped and guided many during his childhood. He started his amazing multi-activities at the early age of eight years old on the magic island of Eivissa (Ibiza) during the 1960's. His parents and grandparents gave him lots of freedom to create and become what he became, a unique and multi-talented light being who never lost contact with nature and the Universe . A boy who understood life very quickly as if he had lived for thousands of years, a few of his academic friends believe that in a way this is true, making him much older than Methuselah, it just depends on how you see or look at it. Others believe that it is also possible that he is carrying the minds and souls of the great masters of the past and if not, he is a great entity on his own. Since early age he has been heading his consultancy base and round table and advised many and pointed them into the right direction. His grandmother who I have met at the time use to say that he is an angel and that the world has never seen someone like him and that he really is an extraordinary boy, grandmother was right. His parents gave him the name of Sydney because they once planned to move from europe to Australia but, finally didnt as Sydney came to them. His other grandmother Petronella offered the young Sydney to be the future Seigneur of the family and to be the latest head the house as his father was way to busy and did not have time. The young Sydney went to different international schools but, never stayed long as he was far to busy advicing friends and artists being the young consulting pioneer he was. He was indeed a very knowledgeable and talented young boy also, there was not much they could teach him on school he didnt know yet and hated screaming children, noisy teenagers and limited minded teachers, reasons enough to leave any school. Sydney was a natural life teacher himself to children and adults in between his early careers and activities and sometimes he made them a bit more conscious about life and what they could do with it. This is also the reason why he gives limited interviews and only receives writers with real human and worldwide knowledge.Lord Sydney cares more about others than one may think, he frequently expresses this with listening to others and in understanding as well as in bringing them entertainment and in giving advice and solutions, he has a great aura around him. Every year or sometimes during the whole year he hands out small gifts to those in need and to the poor and people living on the streets and to friends or helps people with his natural curing energetic hands. One wonders who thinks about Sydney and if he ever needs some help sometimes? Perhaps he is to proud or does not like to ask and just finds a solution within himself. I have great respect for him.
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