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The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is a pleasure pier in Brighton, England.
Generally known as the Palace Pier before being unofficially renamed by its current owners as Brighton Pier in 2000 (a change not recognised by the National Piers Society), it was begun in 1891 and opened in May 1899 after costing a record £137,000 to build. A concert hall opened two years later. By 1911 this had become a theatre, but it was later controversially removed, under an understanding that it would be replaced. This never happened, and the present seaward end building looks fairly modern in comparison with the rest of the structure.
Simon Fuller (born May 17, 1960 in Hastings, England) is an English record and television producer who was known as the manager of the Spice Girls and S Club 7, as well as the creator of the Idol series, first seen as Pop Idol and over 50 other versions including American Idol, Australian Idol, Canadian Idol, and World Idol. Simon Fuller is also the creator and executive producer of the hit talent series So You Think You Can Dance
Fuller is Chief Executive of 19 Entertainment, which he founded in 1985. Prior to forming 19 Entertainment, from 1981 to 1985, Mr. Fuller worked at Chrysalis, in publishing (Chrysalis Limited) and A&R (Chrysalis Records). When he discovered Paul Hardcastle in the mid-1980s he set out on his own and propelled Hardcastle to number one with his Vietnam War song, "19". After this success, he decided to name his management company 19 Management. He also managed Annie Lennox, originally from the 1980s pop group Eurythmics.