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1 A Billboard Publication Japanese Groups Urge Fee On Home Taping Units By ALEX ABRAMOFF OK'O- Gruwng international concern oser home taping of music h. now hit Japan, with three major industry groups petitioning the gos- emment to authorize a royalty levy, on home recording equipment. The groups are asking that the copyright law here be revised to re- - move the exemption front unauthorrecording now enjoyed M pnte dubber. Joining in the move are the Japan ograph Recording Assn.. the eve Society for Rights of Au- Composers A Publishers and Japan Council of Performance rganizalion. Their petition cites statistics garlured in a study last October said to that home recording has n -'drastically" as the market palctrairon of tape recorders. radio en -'ctte recorders and videotape (Continued on page ) Bioar NEWSPAPER xblx n The nternational Music-Record-Tape Newsrweekly litt bit the tracks of then recent platinum P, the sensational gem, dotesship gold won their latest LP offering. Simply titled' COMMODORES 0t$8R). the package contains an autographed photo d the group Mlunm s in sight for this Motown supergroup. as a theu upcoming na. kiwi* tart rrta.«inea.nno April $.7 (U.S.) Publishers Eye Mechanical TA Seminar Payload From New Sources Sees Record NEW YORK -Publishers arc c, ing the dollar potential in mechanical royalties from legal tape dubbers providing music to a wide variety of users. They feel that the new copyright law gives them strong legal underpinning to request and secure mechanical income from radio syndicators. suppliers of background music. RADO SHOW FOR NEW ACTS By ED :SRRSON LOS ANGELES- "Thirsty Ear," a new syndicated radio series of one hour live stereo broadcasts. debuts in mid -April on N college radio stations in the Northeast. The show will feature only up and coming talent and is being viewed by its originator Peter Gordon as an answer to breaking the tight play list. (Continued on page l) Latin Sales On Upswing By AGLSt...l t/4 LOS ANGELES Si :months after the Mexican peso devaluation paralyzed the Latin record trade alone the US. /Mexico border. major manufacturers and distributors are reporting a return to normalcy within a vastly reconstructed market. The Mexican governmcnis surprise decision to -float its currency last August 976 -a move which in effect cut the peso's value in half - brought the Latin record trade in border states to a halt. The once -busy U.S. border markets. so hoavils dependent on the Mexican buyer. were described as ghost towns in the devaluation's aftermath. Sonic record stores. report - (Continued on page 70) By S HOROWTZ tit- flight entertainment and other tape duplicators of recorded music not now paying these fees. This would he in addition to performance royalties already paid by such users or the locations they service. "t is impossible to estimate at this time the extent of the ninnies involved;' says Al Berman. president of the Harry Fox Mercy. -but it n substantial." On behalf of publishers belonging to his organisation. a wing of the National Music Publishers Assn.. Berman has already sent out notices alerting some taping firms of publisher intentions. t represents only one of a series of (Continued on page 7) Mogull, Stewart To Chair Panels At MC '77 n May LOS ','..L_] w. inivc Act MC seminars have been chaired by United Artists Records president Artie Mogull and the other by Mike Stewart. president of nterworld Music, for the major international event in Amsterdam. Max -lb. Mogul' will chair a high voltage panel entitled "Career Building Battle: Label Versus Artist Management" Confirmed panelists are JeT New mage For Discos? By RADCLFFE JOE NEW YORK -The nternational Disco Record Center is embarking on an extensive training program for its more than 0 members in a move aimed at uplifting the ima cod disco decjays around the cinm The plan is also to add credibility to record pools which now service their needs. The move by center operators Eddie and Carlos Rivera was motivated by continuing lack of support by major record labels for the pools, and the lack of bargining power many disco decjays still seem to have with the clubs for which they spin. The Riveras believe that by helping to scale a "super jock- who knows his equipment takes his job (Continued on page 4) \;ild. Helen ltcddt iv manager. Don Arden. manager of Electric Light Orchestra: and Steve Gold whose Far Out Management handles War among others. This electrically charged key session will center on who is tapon cible for the career of an artist: label or management. The limit confirmation for Stewart's panel entitled "Music Publish- (Continued an page 7) Field n Home Video n 977 By STEPHEN TRAMAN HLTON HEAD SLAND. S.C. - The music industry and its suppliers will play important roles this year in both duplication and distribution for the emerging home video mart. That's the consensus of tape hardware firms attending the 'TA's seventh annual seminar here April -6. But substantial legal rights problems still cloud the potential profits from creative programming for the new medium on both disk and tape. The problems and potential opportunities were put in clear focus al the seminar with representative. from all the major hardware and software suppliers on hand. together with many video program producers. "The four -hour videocassette availability opens the door to the development of home video on a large scale." notes rwin Tarr. Panasonic (Continued on page 49 Every once in a great while a new album comes along that lakes over every thing and floats you away EVEN N THE QUETEST MOMENTS is the lust SU PERtRAMP album wholly recorded in the U S. The music is uniquely Supertramp with its fluid orchestral sound, drama. and satire. expanded by MiSei Colombrer's co arrangements and tune Grammy "runner Geoff Emenck's sparkling engineering. On AGM Records Tapes (SP 46) Produced by Supertramp listen to h in the dart tua.enno.rnm> (AWMtYnr.Ys: THE DAVE MASON STORY KEEPS ON FLOWNG. THE BEST DAVE MASON ALBUM GONG. "LET T FLOW." On Columbia Records and Tapes. nc 6 lion Nevson,or Ga

2 Wise Words From Curtis: h (,,,_,.. '.",.,;, '( _ 7 The stunning new album by the grand master of Soul is well on its way to becoming a milestone. Featuring the premier single SHOW ME LOVE (CMS 0) plus m Gonna Win Your Love" and "All Night Long. Never Say You Can't Survive /Curtis Mayfield Written and produced by Curtis Mayfield C ' on Curtom records & tapes. CU 0

3 !7 --nil-/al FRAUD NEW CHARGE.: U.S. Grand Jury oints At Heilman \f.w YORK -David L. Heilman. president and 809 owner of Economic Consultants nc. and its.divisions including E -C Tape Service. in Greenfield. Wis.. has been indicted on 6 counts of copyright infringement and 0 counts of mail fraud by a federal grand jury in Chicago. The indictments charge that Heilman illegally reproduced and sold disks, 8- tracks, cassettes and reel -to-reel tapes. Each of the 6 indictments refers to a specific copyright that Heilman is alleged to have infringed. On the mail fraud indictments Heilman is charged with using the mails to induce prospective customers to buy the allegedly illegal recordings without notifying them that the recordings were of quest tionable legality. a i The indictments further allege that Heilman misrepresented him - self as legal owner of the recordings, used the mails to receive pay- s ment for such recordings. and used the mail to send his customers such recordings purchased by them. The case has been assigned to $ assistant U.S. Attorneys Theodore ìt. Scudder and Joseph Hosteny to prosecute. t i Heilman was arrested April at his hone in Brookfield. Wis., then released after pasting,000 of S0,000 bail in Milwaukee. Arraignment was set in Chicago for Tuesday.(). i t f convicted Heilman faces max- imum penalties of one year in jail and a,000 fine for each of the 6 counts of copyright infringement, and five years jail and.000 fine for each of the alleged mail fraud violations. The indictments follow an FB raid on E -C Tap. in Lake Villa. Wis.. on May where S 40,000 worth of recordings were seized. The indictments allege that the Lake Villa facility was used for the mailings by E -C Tapes. n the 6 copyright infringement counts Heilman is charged with illegally duplicating and selling hit records by such artists as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Moods Blues. Elvis Presley, Pat Boone. the Kingston Trio, Three Dog Night. Heilman has been in trouble with the law since October of 974 when he was slapped with an injunction prohibiting him from advertising and selling E -C Tapes in the state of Wisconsin. The tapes had been ruled pirated. n September of 976 he was found guilty of violating the provisions of a contempt order issued Jan. 6 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Helman's company had sold tapes by mail -order with hit songs from before February 97- Nine record labels had questioned the right of his firm to continue selling the material they considered pirated product. Thus the injunction to halt Heilman from selling and advertising this product. Country Radio Audiences Howling About Dirty Lyrics By CLA DE HALL, LOS ANGELES -Dirty lyrics -Many are too suggestive. become Four -leta major problem in ter words are not a ntry big music complaint radio. according to a here, but will go on another record board survey of 4 country mu- with no foul language in it before radio stations coast -to- coast. go with one with More it" than half of the stations re- Don Dipko, program director at listener complaints ranging WWBR in Windber. Penn., reports. the use of -hell" and "damn" the major complaint has to be records lyric to "blatant sexuality." content Some good country music, Of the stations responding to the goes unplayed here simply because ey, 0.% had listener corn- certain writers plaints and producers feel on the lyrics of the country records that the more sleazy a record is. the they played and another more it will sell, which isn't the case..% of the stations reported a `few" Some records are garbage and that's urmplaints, while another.% sim- where they end up!" ply stated that they screened all ree- Larry H. Campbell, general man - nl and would not air any objet- ager of WSJW in eatable Woodruff. S.C.. lyrics. says there's "too Cyril much emphasis on G. Brennan. manager of sex and WBAM drinking. plus unwarranted in Montgomery. Ala.. says, (Continued on pafi 'o) General News -Sonny ames recor s an a umlive at the ennessee Prison using tate prisoners exclusively as his musicians. The LP was fore recorded be- an audience of more than.000 inmates. Produced by George Richey. the Columbia effort will be released in May. MANAGEMENT REORGANZES A&M Seeks 'All the Marbles,' Moss Says H) LD ARRO s LOS ANO ELES -'-We re going for all the marbles if we can:' So said Jerry Moss referring to A &Ms possible future expansion plans such as its own record manufactunng facilities, an extension of its studio operations and an increase in foreign market activity. These possibilities came to light following the appointment last week of Gil Friesen as president of the label with Moss assuming the title of chairman and Herb Alpen co-chairman (see Exec- Court OKs Beatles LP LONDON -A last- minute attempt to halt the commercial release of a set of 96 tapings by the Bea- Ha was turned down by the High Court here Wednesday (6). Paul Murphy's Lingasong Co. is going ahead with plans to issue the double album "Beatles Live At The Star Club, Hamburg" in the U.K. shortly. utive Turntable). n his new capacity, Moss will spend more time with artists, producers and managers and will keep a more visible industry' profile while Friesen will run the label's adminis native duties. The executive change. the first major one in the label's years, was dictated by A &M's increased rate of growth over the years. More than 00 employes were hired in the U.S. in the last year. Under Friesen no changes in the musical direction of the label are apparent as A &M will remain an artist oriented label. Says Friesen: The court decision also frees the "You build acts, not buy them." album for release in the U.S. Double Says Moss: "We're into different H Licensing Corp. in New York. ends of the musical spectrum. We'll which claims worldwide rights to the continue to present it in an vintage attractive performances, earlier had way on a more energetic level" tabled U.S. marketing plans of the Says Alpen: "You can't force an vintage performances pending out- artist to wnte a great song. You come of the must U.K. suit create an environment and "We didn't that's want to buy another what we're doing." Alpen will con - lawsuit" says a Double H spokes- centrate more on producing this man. The action for an injunction here was brought by Apple Corps and three former members of the Beatles year. Despite its growth. Moss says the label is not looking to set up its own branch distribution network. A &M (Continued on page 67) - (Continued on page 7) Service & Security Dominate College Radio Sessions By BORS WENRAUB WASHNGTON -The twin probken of service and security were on the minds of College radio music directors attending sessions of the ntercollegiate Broadcasting System's national convention here April -. At a forum attended by a large Linumber of the 600 registrants at the the largest in BS history. representatives of record compani were peppered repeatedly with questions about how college tiotu could get better service from the record firms. At the same ime. the record eom- pang reps, in most cases the college promotion directors of their firms, were asked repeatedly about the question of protecting their record libraries from np -offs. The same subject came up at a convention "mini session" dealing with playliss which followed the forum The forum was highlighted by frank talk between one dozen record company people and BS music directors- One exampk came when a music director asked how a new sution could get service. "We're in an ivory tower. whether we're in Los Angeles or New York" -replied Larry Ste sel, manager of college programs for CBS. "t's hard to know what kind of station you arc. A lot of stations tell us one thing and do another. They say they're progressive and on the air 4 hours and it turns out that they only play progressive music for three hours a day." -Our policy is flat: if you goon the air tomorrow, you get nothing, period. We give you a year's subscription, and then we evaluate you, to see if you're worth it to us. Records cost us money, even a giant corporation like CBS. f we gave away records to everyone who asks us, we'd go broke." At the same time, the record company reps insisted they wanted as much feedback as possible from college stations. That includes playlrss, comments, phone calls, reviews and anything that can help the record tom - pally provide better service and sell more records. They specially ask for information and reaction to new (Continued on page 6) McClellan To Remain Active n Copyrights By MLDRED HALL WASHNGTON -Sen. John L. McClellan (D- Ark.), veteran of the copyright revision. will continue as chief custodian of copyright matters in the Senate and chairman of the subcommittee handling them in spite of his once having said he wanted no more of copyright once the revision bill became law. There will he no continuance of his historic Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, which in effect disbanded last year with three of its five members leaving the Senate. nstead. Sen. McClellan, now chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures, has informally established jurisdiction over copyright, trademark and patent legislation for his subcommittee. There have been no objections from the parent Judiciary Committee chairman or members. The record industry will be dealing with four new faces with some blockbuster names on this subcommittee when record producers, performing artists and musicians launch their try for record performance fees from broadcasters and other commercial users of recordings. Former Copyright Subcommittee (Continued on page 7) - Tyro Lyricists Can Write With Name Composers LOS ANGELES -The American Song Festival has established a new competition involving the public writing words to music composed by seven top composers. Composers involved include Paul Anka, Michel Legrand, Mac Davis. Marvin Hamlisch, Smokey Robinson, Seals & Crofts and Paul Williams. Called "SongWord," the competition will involve the public buying a seven -inch extended play instrumental of the seven tunes through some as yet to be worked out retail outlet. Dave Pell, the song festival's music director, plans recording the music within the next couple of weeks for the EP. Pell says he may play tenor on the EP, and that the "melody will be very obvious." He envisions having one retail outlet in each major market selling the EP, with spots played on a major radio station heralding the competition. Entrants will pay a (.8 fee. Pell sees a landslide of etnes for this activity. "t's the dream of all writers to write with a major star," says Pell. Professional judges, who cur= rently judge entries in the festival's first activity -the fourth annual wide open song competition in amateur and professional ranks -will select the top 0 entries in "SongWord." Each composer will then select his own winning lyric, with the song going to his publishing company. 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4 General News Oscars Perk Record /Tape Sales Awards Benefit 'Rocky' & 'Star' Soundtracks, Singles öyjo s.ppe. LOS AN(,, LES The recent Academy Awards recognition accorded "Rocky" and "A Star s Born" has rejuvenated recorded pnvdud from both. The United Artists Records soundtrack album n -.gating an almost new srl ta in life. reports Gordon Boson. the label's marketing bass. Columbia reponed keenly accelerated actnnty for ais "Star" soundtrack package lo First Artists Or ductrons. producer of the Streisa r KristolTcrson starlet. The "Rocky- album soared from 04 to a starred 44 on Billboard's Top LPs & Tape chan this week. while the-star" track remained at 4 The Columbia $8.98 suggested lot single -pocket album has been in the lop five since Jan. 9. As of March. Columbia reponed domestic sales of 07 album units and.0794 singles to First Artists. The Streisand single. "Evergreen," which won the Academy best song trophy. moved up from 9 to 8 in the current Hot 00 charting. Boson reports a flurry on two singles from the "Rocky" track package "Gonna Fly Now," the original theme release, has exploded in New York and Philadelphia as an r &h single. The latter single is performed by DeEtta Little and Nelson Pigford. Bassin credits much of the slow but sure climb of the "Rocky" album prior to the Academy Awards na- tional merchandising team. now numbering l in-more specialists na- /Continued on page 7) Ai TV SHOT -George Benson and Van Manson perform togetner on a Midnight Sprout stanza airing Friday (). The duet began as a spontaneous lam and was later inserted in the show. Singapore Record Pirate Convicted NEW YORK- Singapore ha, won its firm court balde against record pirates, who account for an estimated 809 of the local record industry. After an A -month inscstigatton Koh Han Tieing was consorted on piracy charges and fined SAO. Tho conviction results from wort by the Singapore Phonogram Assn. formed 8 months ago to fight AUDOFDELTY SOUND EFFECTS Always a Market For Clang & Blam ds its A \ s -K NEW YORK -Pop sounds come and go. but the folks at Audiolidelity know there's always a market for disks that go chug-chug, yr oom, dang and blam. n fact, while authentically recorded sound effects compnse only $ of the label's catalog. executive vice president Harold Drayson points out the sound effect LPs account for 9 of the firm's net profit. To add a little zoom to their moveowns Audioftdelny is offenng distnhuton 0% of any order placed in April as free goods. "Sound effects have been our steadiest sellers for year," Drayson says. Now we want to stimulate the market a hit." Sound effects LPs list for $6.98. wholesale for S. Drayson figures the special deal will bring the distributor's net cost down to.70. Audiofidelity's engineers have faithfully recorded, on location. just about every sound imaginable, the crunch of walking on snow. babies' cries, sperm whales, drag races, locomotives. running water. ship's bells. shuffling cards, Jet plants, nu. clear blasts and environmental sounds of wind and surf. Audiophiles and manufacturers such u Fisher, Magnavox and Web - car use the disks to demonstrate the quality of their equipment. Home movie buffs, who can often buy them in camera shops. add them to their soundtracks. Radio Shack has a deal where it sells Audiufidelity's sound effects under its Realistic impnnt in cassettes, 8- tracks and albums. Audiofidelity. at present_ doesn't market.t. shreiks and whooshes on tape for itself. College drama departments. Broadway theaters. ht fi shows and even discos utilize the Audiofidelity line. Radio stations aren't serviced with product. They're expected to huy it and request permission to broadcast them if they use them. A disco sound effect disk os in the works. Drayson notes happily that there are no royalties to be paid to chugging locomotives or roaring engines. "n all honesty," he adds. "there isn't a day that goes by that some distnbutor doesn't place an order for sound effects. There's no returns, of course. because they never become obsolete." To give you some idea." he says. waving an invoice. "here's an order for.000 from Radio Shack for the Morse Code instruction course." Audioftdehty s biggest seller in the sound effect category is the "Stereo Spectacular Sampler" a potpourri of audio double -takes and effects. (The label takes pride in noting it released the industry's first stereo disk in 97.) A special sampler designed for the home musk mart sells well, loo. as does any of several devoted to railroad sounds. "As new sounds appear." he says, "we record them. guess the Concorde supersonic jet will he next" The importance of this conviction Ties not so much in the penalty. but in the fact that the pirate retailers have been made aware that their actions are contrary to the law. This message reached them in the best possible way as some 0 colleagues of the defendant were present in court to witness the demise of their champion," says DJ. Young. director of the Padtie /Asa anupiracy program of FP. the international record industry group Roulette Ups Price Los ANGELES -Roulette Records has increased the price of its double album Jan seises from 6.98 tu $7.98. The line includes such artists as Pearl Bailey. Count Basie. Dinah Washington. Sarah Vaughan. Joe Williams and Shen. n This ssue CAMPUS.9 CLASSCAL 0 COUNTRY." ".. "..4 DSCOS 4 NTERNATONAL 66 JUKEBOX 6 LATN 70 MARKETPLACE 64,6 RADO 6 SOUL 6 SOUND BUSNESS... " 0 TALENT ". TAPE /AUDO/ VDEO...48 FEATURES A Day n The Lite 0 FreddiePerreto Disco Action... 4 beside Track LPClosei,p.. 79 Stock Market Quotations... 8 Studio Track Vox Jos CHARTS Boxolhce 9 Bubbling Under Hot 00 /Top LPs 7 Classical LPs. 0 Latin LPs 70 Hits of the Wald 7 Hot Soul Singles 6 Soul LPs Hot Country Singles 8 Hol Country LPs 60 Hot Top 0 Easy Listening 8 Rack Singles /LPs Best Sellers 8 Top LPs 8.84 RECORD REVEWS Singles Radio Action Album Radio Action Album Renews 74 Singles Reviews 76 r ExecutiveTurntablet Jerry Mans moises to chairman from president and lerb Stpert rice chat man f rom executive vice president of A &M Records, Los Angeles At the same lime Gil Friesen has been named the new president. up from senior vice president. director of administration and creative services of the label. while Fend has been appointed to the newly created post of senior vice president. director of marketing and distribution. from sae president of sales and distribution Chuck Kaye moves up to president of rving Almo Music and Rondor Music nc.. from enccutise vice president of the firm and Gerry Lacouniere becomes president of the _ firm's Canadian operation. A& Al Records ut Canada Ltd, from vice president and gen. s eral manager. _.. At Elektra /Asylum Ra- Alpert orris. Lus Angeles, Mel Postier has been elevated to vice chairman from president of the label. Posner. who has been with Ekktra 9 years. will oversee all aspects of marketing. sales. adminstralion, fi- nancial affairs and creative services as well as supervising the firm's dealings with the WEA domestic and international companies.. At Polydor. New l.itt. Hari Anger promoted to vice president/marketing director. He was marketing director. Stan Bly becomes vice president /national promotion director He coma from Arista. Arnie Geller leases to form his own management firm with Buddy Buie. At United Artists Records. Los Angela. Pal Pipolo most. up to vice president - a &r from vice president promotion and Stan Maaterio moves into Pipolo's old slot. - Fe, Both positions are effective immediately. Friesarr Montano was previously Columbia's vice president for national promotion in New York. And Danny Crystal has been named to the newly created post at Untied Artists Music of vice president. molion picture music. He has been with the company more than 0 years. most recently as coordinator of film music.. Bob Sherwood has been elevated to rice president. national promotion at Columbia Records. New York from director of national promotions for the corn -.any... Dick Kline. former vice president of,'ronrcruon for Atlantic Records. New York. promoted to senior vice president_ promotion... Rickard Palmer. named see president. national AM promotion for Arisa Records- New York. He was director of national promotion... MCA Records names Frank Horowitz. Jade Quinn and Bill Wagoner to Kaye the newly created positions of district prod- Pos act managers. Horowitz formerly sales manager. Boston. is district prods manager for the Northeastern region. Quinn has been upped nom a salesman, in Dallas to district product manager for the Southern region and Wagoner has been elevated to district product manager. Western region. from Len An 'ales salesman... Herb Allen has moved from assistant national credit man - ager to assistant director of national credit at WEA. Burbank. Calif... n Chicago. Mare Bootie appoin ted to the newly created post of anion development manager for Phonogram nc./ Mercury Records. He was national promotion 'albums for Mercury. a job now going to Mae Sbaselson who comes from Epic. Bob Marin has been named merchandising director at sland Records. Los Angeles. Bly Meer He was field marketing manager for the label At A &M. Los Angeles. Billie Spencer has been named spinal projects coordinator, a newly created post. She previously worked as an administrative assistant to Bob Garcia. director of artist relations New appointments to United Artists promotion staff include Steve Etanol! as Midwest promotion manager coming from Polydor Records and Andy Marx as promotion manager Memphis. Little Rock. Nashville and pisurrounding areas. Philpol comes from Hcilicher Bros. Distributors.... Carol McNichol promoted to director of East Coast publicity for Atlantic Records, New York. She was East Coast publicity manager. a tide taken over by Art Collins. who was a publicity assistant... Jane Palouse joins national Sherwood promotional staff of Midsong nternational Records. New York. where she will be re- Kline sponsible for in-depth secondary coverage. She comes from sland Records.... Sylvia Rhone Joins Bareback Records, New York. as director of marketing and national promotion. She was r&b national promotion coordinator at Bud - dab Records....At AS Records, Minneapolis, Bill Arnovleh named to head national college markets and adult contemporary promotion. John Struthers is appointed house producer. Struthers also will be active in studio operations of the la- hel's parent company. AudiSCk Systems. nc... Bill Dykes- a &r man and promotion director at QCA Records, nc.. Cincinnati. the last five months. has been forced to resign his position due to ill health. Tond P. Leiser. formerly with Columbia Record Sales. Ciracinnati. joins the firm to supenise radio pro- Ag. r Palmese motion... Stan Moser has been promoted to vice president. marketing. for Word. nc.. Waco. Tm He was meat recently sales manager and vice president of marketing for the record and music class sions of Word... Toby Pieniek.director of business and talent affairs at RCA Records. New York. resigns to join the private law firm of Harris. Korobkin Cella & Pieniek. Arty Simon appointed head of national promotion for CAM Productions, Publishing. New York. He handled independent promotion for the Bob Crewe /Continued on page 86 MV F

5 People in 4 cities are loving Janis an more than ever. JANÌS AN Muscle Row Law,/ Wa+bYW WulonMNCaWya TnabTM Sky The `.aanm a VOW LYa Janis' 4 -city tour is resulting in coast -to -coast adoration. And it's inspired the release of a beautiful new single. " Want to Make You Love Me" is the new Janis an single from "Miracle Row : On Columbia Records.

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Attorney's office for the Southern District of N.Y. t charges income tax evasion and the making of false statements on income tax returns. The indictments. handed down by Ruben Fiskc Jr, US. Attorney for the Southern District of N.Y.. follows by less than four months similar charges brought against Pete Bennett who worked closely with Klein on promoting the Beatles. Bennett's case is duc for a coun heanng in the near future. According to Thomas Engel. the Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of the grand jury insesugation which resulted in the indictments. Klein and ABKCO ndustnes conspired to sell promotional records of the Beatles to record wholesalers, rackjobbers and distnhulors for cash The defendants were allegedly enriched by more than in 970.S.000 in 97 and 4,000 in 97 as a result of that purported conspiracy. According to Engel. Klein's possession and alleged illegal sale of the records developed out of a scheme to eau. Capitol Records to supply. at promotional ant. records of each release of the Beatles and other Apple Records performers. These records, according to the indictment. otmed no promotional stamps. and in every way appeared to be identical to other Beatles records offered for commercial sale n the charge of under- reporting his income Klein allegedly declared only 969 to taxable income in 970, instead of the he purportedly earned. He is also repent-if to have paid only $7.78 dunng that tax year instead of $74,0. The following year. Klan. who filed joint returns with his wife. again allegedly under -reported his taxable income by $,000: and in 97 he is said to have reported $.704. when he should have declared Klein's arraignment is scheduled for April 4 in Federal District Court here. f convicted. he could be imprisoned for five years and fined on each count of evasion. with an additional three years in Jail and $,000 in fines on each count of making false statcmmrs on his income lax- RTZY TME -Contestants in an Odyssey Records Phoenix Ritz cracker eating contest seek the top prize. Event was sponsored by Mercury to promote City Boy's, -Dinner At The Ritz" LP. Winners got a night on the town for dinner. ELEKTRA /ASYLUM Label Gooses Eastern NEW YORK -Elektra /Asylum has beefed up its East Coast operanon to come to terms with the reality of local area rock 'n' roll activity. The loal office has signed such rock bands as the Dictators and Television. -Theresa very fluid music scene in New York." notes Karen Berg, E /A's East Coast a &r director who found the two acts in Manhattan's Bowery section. ''Record companies hase a responsibility to that scene whether they're based here or not." she says. Nero Ralph Ebler, the label's East Coast general manager: "Things are constantly evolving TO NEARBY CENTURY By DCK NUSSER and shifting. n this pan of the country you have a large market every 0 miles. You can't handle it all from one central location -'You could say were fairly autonomous here," he adds. "Somebody has to direct traffic in this part of the country because were furiously busy here. - Elektra /Asylum moved its corporate headquarters to Los Angeles two years ago, leaving behind a small staff- Today, that staff has grown and continua to grow. moving sometimes in directions the label isn't noted for. The Nonesuch operation. CTY LA. CBS Slowly Moves ts Offices LOS ANGELES -The move of all Los Angeles-based national level personnel of the CBS Records Division to a larger new building here is expected to be completed by the end of April. Columbia, Epic. Portrait and associated custom labels will all be housed in the Wet Coast headquarters facility at 80 Century Park West Blvd. in the Century City area of West L.A. CBS has a long -term lease on eight of the buildings 0 floors and first- option rights on any additional space that opens up in the facility. Don Ellis. Columbia a &r vice president had his staff moved nto the new quarters the first weekend of April. Further weekend departmental moves are scheduled throughout April. Columbia Records Productions, the CBS record pressing operation, and Columbia Magnetics, the blank tape manufacturing division. will also have West Coast offices n the new Only L.A. local CBS promotion representatives and the CBS western regional marketing staff will continue to be housed at the CBS distribution branch in the suburb of Encino headed by vice president Del Costello. Bruce Lundvall, president of the CBS Records Division says. The new CBS Records headquarters building in Las Angeles brings together under one of all the a &r marketing and creative services people for the Columbia. Epic. Associated and Portrait labels as well as the company's music publishing activities. For everyone we work with in the West Coast music community, this building represents a tremendous improvement in convenience as well as a reminder of our cvcr- increasing presence among them." Activity; Eyes New Acts Elektres classical and ethnic wing, remains centered in Ncw York under the direction of Teresa Stern. Corporate executives see no reason to shift the successful quality budget line to the Wet Coast With a solid and successful raster of laidback LA. acts (the Eagles. Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell), one wouldn't expect E/A to be looking around New York's Bowery for new acts to sign. Ada exec Berg credits the somewhat cautious approach E/A assumes in signing new talent with its overall sua-ess as a label. We don't sign large numbers of artists and let them drop off accord- ing to the fluctuation of the market," she says. Our caution precede the signing. it doesn't follow it. -fs an important decision to expand our East Coast operation.- she adds. We wish to develop in all areas of music." Marketing strategy also demands that a label have a decentralized promotion and sales fora n Brusco, Eastern regional sales manager, covers New York. Philadelphia and Boston. Ric Alibene, Eastern regional promo manager. covers a similar area as far south as Virginia, assisted by six men in the field. You have to remember the amount of concert activiy here. the auditoriums. college and dubs that are so important to an act," Ebler points Out. "A day here involves people coming m and out with all sons of con - nacions to the groups. bookings. sales and there's no time to touch base with the home offcc." Ebler says. We make our own decisions here. We have to." (Continued on page 7)

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8 rinanciai Sam Goody Quarter Exceptional But 976 Profits Plummet 87% Below the Previous Year the record business was hit by the NEW YORK The best quanerh sales and earnings in ts history put.99 price battle that still dominates Sam Goods nc. in the black for the New York and Philadelphia 976. However. while overall sales metro areas where Goody has most climbed. profits were a disap- of its storm. pointing 87 below the prior year. Howner, he notes that sales arc ac ording to George Lnv, president continuing on good ncls in the first of the 7 -store retail home entertain- quarter of 977. following the tradiment drain. tionally heavy holiday selling sea- The record October -December son. and audio hardware also is penod saw net income hit doing well. or 8 cents per share, nearly 7 t's a little too early to tell about ahead of the corresponding year's the profitability for January- March, 470.7, or 70 cents per share. but he's more encouraged than he Quanerly sales were more than was a year ago million, li ahead of the 6e Philadelphia stores -sin acsame 97 period when revenue was gilded from Franklin Music n mid - S.96 million. 97 and four others-- hase been on For the full year. sales were the largest in the company's history at more than $48.9 million, some 4.86 million or over the 97 total of $4 million. Net income. however, was only 6,6 or 9 cents per share - a ses ere drop from the or 70 cents a share noted in fiscal 97. Levy recaps a combination of factors for the red ink of the first three quarters. The audio equipment bust. rims was soft due tu the pnce war following the end of fair trade Then Producers should select hit songs. Not search for them. A great hit starts with a great song. We've got your number! Call ours. SUDDEN RUSH MUSC 70 Kappock Street Bron, N Y '046 () Field Chiefs Meet During WB Conclave LOS ANOLLFS Warner Bow Records regional sales and promotion managers met at the company's Burbank headquarters last month These twice- yearly regional personnel gatherings bring in pop. r &b and country staffers to presicw new (Continued on page 7) CONCERT PROGRAMS Posters, Financial Reports, Brochures and other on time quality job printing. 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Business got a big boost from the Goody sponsorship of the disco feature of the recent H Fi Stereo Music Show and Levy confirms a bigger disco is planned for the Rogers-produced New York hi fi espii in Nosember Germany: % Rise n Gross By WOLFGANG SPAHR HAMBURG- The West German record industry sold records and cassettes valued at 67 million in 976. for an increase of over the previous year. Some 84 of the sales were by members of the German record industry organization: the rest were imports and product of television merchandisers such as K -tel and Arcade Friedrich Wottawa, EM -Electrola managing director. says from Cologne. "We're more than satisfied with the results of the year's trading and believe the market here will achieve even more spectacular sales figures." And says Wolfgang Arming. Deutsch Grammophon marketing chief -We must go for sharper overall business calculations because ants are still increasing, and prices going down due to direct imports. But we are optimistic about German sales this year." (Continued on page 66) No Gain n U.K. Sales By PETER JONES London -Consumers in the L.K. are spending. in real terms, no more of their disposable income on records and tapes than they did four years ago. This depressing statistic comes to light in the Bntish Phonographic ndustry's survey of production and sales for 976. Prerecorded music accounted for total sales of 9.9 million last year. representing 0.4 of consumer disposable income. Though this represents an 8 increase over 97 figures. it is more than offset by- the year's 6. inflation as measured by the retail price indes. But the report is not entirely gloomy, for "relatively encouraging" deliveries to the trade during the year's last quarter showed a less (Continued on page 66) FB Ohio Raids Grab $ Million n Booty OLLDO Alloyed pirated tapes and duplicating equipment valued at S million were seized in FB raids of two businesses here and two storm in Cleveland. 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10 0 General News_ S. Carolina Brings Byway Hope State Underwriting a New Musical Theatre Production NEW YORK -A recent decision by the slate of South Carolina to commission and underwrite a musical theatre production has sparked the hopes of Broadway theatre notables. They speculate that the move could result in a long -awaited breakthrough in governments resistance to the allocation of much -needed theatre subsidies. The show. "Green Pond.' which is headed for Broadway via the Spoleto. U.S.A. spnng feitisal and a ByRADCLFF'. JOE number of college and small theatre performances in South Carolina. is by Broadway writers/composers Robert Montgomery and Mel Marvin. ts plot. structured around the development. growth and change ut human relationships. features songs which are being published hs the Performing Arts Dntsion of Macmillan Publishing. Macmillan executives Charles Baker and Sylsta Hershey. along CCE t\t Anyone who owns a record needs the Clean Machine. The Vac -O -Rec is a precision component that is as important to music lovers as their turntables. The Vac -O -Rec is an AC powered vacuum system that gently lifts dust and dirt up and away from the record's surface. t doesn't coat records like a spray or grind dirt and dust into grooves like brushes and wipes. t also reduces static electricity. The result is a clean, quiet record. The Vac -O -Rec has got something for everyone, including plenty of built -in profit for the dealer. Give us a call. We'll tell you how to clean up the Vac -O -Rec way. Mike Govorko - Sales Manager VOR ndustries, nc. 440 S. State College Blvd. Anaheim, California 9806 (74) WC orec. 977 von maust res M with other Broadway notables. arc depending on the success of "Green Pond.' which they feel is being monitored by both federal and state agencies with a long -range view to possible capitulation on the longstanding issue of subsidies for legitimate theatre projects. Baker and liersher articulate the industry's feelings when they state that government assistance to the theatre could go a long way toward encouraging the creation of more original material in the genre of such recent Broadway successes as "Chorus Line," "For Colored Girls." "The Robber Bridegroom" and Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God." The Macmillan executives explain that Broadway today is inundated with revivals largely because of the absence of much -needed government subsidies. They state that the broadside of accusations which charge Broadway with a bankruptcy of original ideas is not totally correct. "Without government subsidies (Continued on page 79) Tomlin's Show Hit Of Season; Taped For LP NEW YORK -There is not much sung. dance, scenery or production in Lily Tomlin', one -woman show on Broadway. but it is the hit of the season, with the run recently extended and a live album of the proceedings being recorded by Arista. Presented by Ron Oelsener. New York rock impresario. the show has Tomlin alone on a stage with a chair and a stool the only props. Not even a microphone is used to interfere with the intimacy between the audience and performer. Onstage for nearly two hours without a break, Tomlin creates a number of characters. many new for the show. Ernestine, the telephone operator. who has been the best known of Tomlin's characters. is given relatively little time on the Harkness Theatre stage. nstead. more of the show is devoted to some of Tomlin's newer creations. There is_crystel, a quad - raptegic, who is wheel chairing across the country to go hang gild ing to California. And Glena. a child of the '60s, relives and grows through recent history. now instructing her maid to boycott lettuce and grapes in the supermarket. n creating the character of Rick she does a male character. who cruises the singles bars and discos but winds up going home alone. Looking at some of the one -liners these characters and others deliver. in print they are not that funny. t is Tomlin's delivery. characterizations and context that makes them work so very well onstage. But how well they will work on disk. transferred to plastic on a "comedy" album is open to conjecture. Tomlin is marvelous visually with great use of body language. On record there is no way to show the picture of Crystel, her body paralyzed but her head mobile as she tells her story. Yet enough good material remains that when the whole thing gets cut down to record length. there should be more than enough laughs left. And those lucky enough to have seen the show will have their memories to fill in the visuals. ROMAN KOZAK BROADWAY MUSCAL REVEW She Loves Me' Cast Big Factor n Revival Attempt NEW YORK -"She Loves hie : the first in a series of Broadway musicals presented in concen at Town Hall here. opened last week with Rita Moreno, George Rose. Madeline Kahn and Barry Bostwick in the lead roles. The series. a bold esperiment by Richard Grayson and John Bowab aimed at making the Broadway musical more appealing and more affordable to a wider cross -section of entertainment seekers. is donc without props and with a minimum of actual staging. That it works is due. in this rase, largely to the chansmatic appeal of the performers and the charm of the material. Still. it is a difficult and dangerous undertaking. At the best of times the revived musical (and this is a revival of the Sheldon Harnick /Jerry Bock adaptation of Miklos -a ilo s play) is a risky affair. Revivals not only fuel the tiro-, of contention that Broadway is bereft of ideas. they also encourage the irresistible temptation to compare them. fairly or unfairly. with the onginal production. Compounding this problem is the concen -like stag - n_ of the revival which imposes al- most super -human demands both performer and material. "She Loves Me." is not a particularly outstanding play. t has charm. and there is some pleasing music. but it is too long and too cluttered. running for close to / hours. and Jamming 4 songs into that time frame. Without the personality and experience of Moreno and Rose, and the fresh and innovative talents of Kahn and Bostwick, the producers would be hard -pressed to sustain audience interest. Still. Grayson and Bowa commended for a couragm Hopefully the experim achieve what it set out to phsh, and attract more people to the theatre. However it should not become a fixture, as toalluw this would be to strip the Broadway musical of many of the pleasing accouterments which lend to its appeal. Second in the series is "Knickerbocker Holiday," a revival of the 98 Maxwell Anderson /Kurt Weill musical. with Richard Kiley. Kurt Peterson. Maureen Brennan and Edward Evanko in the lead roles. RADCLFFE JOE Beatles Era Revival dea Behind $ Mil N.Y. Show By )CK NUSSER NEW YORK -A million -dollar, multi -media interpretation of the 960s set against live performances of 44 of the Beatles from that era is set to open at the.900 -scat Winter Garden Theatre here May 9. Jules Fisher, who staged "Hair." -'Pippin'.' "Jesus çhrist Superstar" as well as arranged sets and lighting for David Bowie, Kiss and the Rolling Stones, has been signed to create the multi -media mix. Rights allowing the reproduction of Betide tunes in a live theatrical performance were secured for an undisclosed sum through AP/ Music, holder of the Lennon- McCartney copyrights by producers Steven Leber and David Krebs who con- CANDY STRPE RECORDS 7 South Main Street Freeport, N. Y. 0 USA RACK JOBBERS WHOLE SALE DSTRBUTORS TAPE & RECORD PROMOTONS ion THE RUSH FOR OUR UNBEATABLE PRCES ceived the idea about a year ago. "The nghts are say expensi' Leber admits. -They're costing plenty. t's a penentagc deal andhigh." Production costs. estimated at are expected to reach million by opening night on acco of the multi -media technology solved. Leber calls the show a "documentary" about the 960s. "We couldn't imagine telling the story of the '60s without using the Beatles' music," he claims. "The group influenced and reflected that era more than any other." Leber predicts "it will be the first (Continued on page 7), ALL LABELS - COMPLETE CATALOGS - NEW RELEASES 9 OR SEM' t HLx SPECALS O "RUMOURS" FLEET WOOD MAC "N FLGHT" GEORGE BENSON BOX LOT ORDERS ONLY ALBUMS J- 0 TAPES CUT -OUT ALBUMS 4 WT -OUT TAPES..,.$.00 Write or Call Russell for Free rnlalogs 6 Weeuly Specie's N. Y. PHONE: L.. PHONE: ( (6) ny C.W.:w t rre. -.._.--._ w i

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12 Z General News `Thirsty Ear' New Radio Series Will Push N Continued from page he initial broadcast focuses on t.lfes rig artist Dean Fncdman rc anted rae at My Father's Place in Roryln. L. Says Gordon -This sertes has hccn orcated to answer the need for capowure of new artist, at the college level. t is one reply to the rigid play - lot situation. The idea is to focus on new artists rather than to present people You tan hear all over the radio.- The nitial $ subscribing schools are being test marketed in schaols in New York. New Jency. Massachusetts. Vermont. New Hampshire. Connecticut and Maine Gordon estimates the firm broadcast will hase a potential listening audience of 4 4 million of Yes Jimmy... whom are located on it near college campuses By the end of September Gordon eype.b the network to eapand to 0 station, and by year's end he hopes to be sets icing y irtually even major college station. We've got Country- Records &Tpe O o ORGNAL ARTSTS - ORGNAL TUNES & LOTS OF TV ADVERTSED PRODUCT o SPECAL OFFER Name Pappy's New Bride -to- be and get your own name in the drawing for,000 FREE RECORDS Offer expires //77. This coupon must be returned to get in on this bonus deal. Contact: Nicholas C. Sentas Pappy's Bride's Name Your Name Company Name Address City, state, Zip PROMO RECORD 60 E TH ATER NG (C 079_POiO ew Tam, t J he monthly broadcast, to college stations but labels wring an amo are charged S0 half -hour and S700 for the enure hour plus the cast of duplicates. Labels are free to buy half -hour spots with another label picking up the other half. Gordon feels this is a as two artists can be cxpaud per month and admits it is hard sustaining momentum for a complete show when dealing with an unknown All brriadca,s hinge on album release dates and subsequent tounng schedules. Gordon says labels arc some the broadcasts as a promotion vehicle to acquaint listeners with new acts. 'Record arnpactes believe college statuons are a viable listening tool for sdling albums. he says. The criteria Gordon uses for artist selections arc based on music costa resxw, radio feedback and per- w 'amal taste. He cmphawes the programs will contain no studio record- ings and will na be a -highlight album of the month- type show. ncluded in each broadcast will he artist intetstews at the site of the recording which will he edited into the program. Gordon will conduct the interviews himself Schools will he serviced with FA minute tape reels. promotion material weeks in advance and pros releases. -Thirsty Ear will be a monthly broadcast_ usually on the third Thursday or Sunday depending on hrovdast times of similar pargram s like the-king Biscuit Flower Hour. - The colleges now suhscnbing will he required hi air the first eight shows_ n the event it is not broad- cast on the scheduled nteht the sta- ron must re-do it two Tentatively scheduled for the fast half -hour of the May show is sland artist John Martyr. "Thirsty Ear is a new avenue of exposure which could make or break an artist We won't stick to sussshots- Gordon says. The 8 college stations broad - casting initial shoes arc WFMU. Upsala College: WRSU. Rutgers Unis : WTSR. Trenton State. WAER. Syracuse Univ.. WRUR_ Univ. of Rochester. WHRW. State Univ of New York at Binghamton; WBFO. State Unis. of New York at Buffalo: WFHC. Hofstra Unis.: WRUV. Univ. of Vermont at Burlington: WMUA. Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst: WCN. Wooster. Mass.: WJUL. Lowell Tech: WBUR. Boston Univ.. WTCC. Springfield Tech: WUNH. Univ. of New Hampshire at Durham: WMEV. Univ. of Maine at (Miro: W PKN. Univ. of Bridgeport. and WN H. Unis. of New Hagen. Japanese Fees ( onnnued from page recorder unto has increased aserthe past few year The industry orraninttons ask that a percentage of the retail selling price of these devices he assigned to copyright owners of music_ performers and reconi manufacturers. Their petition folk's.. closely a similarreeommendatton in the U_K. to the Whitford Committee. a eavemment gaup linking into props', al, to alter that country's oopsright March law &lbsurd_ The Whitford (committee sug- gested that royalty collections from consumers he handled M the U.K.., Performing Rights Tnhunal n Germany. where the principle of a royalty ley on home recorders has long been in force. collection and distribution of royalties o M GEMA.

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14 4 DRECT TO DSK LP Orion Seeks Sales To Stereo Dealers General News N CHCAGO College is o rn J a LOS ANGELES Hasin, i. karat to first direct disk LP. Onun Marketing n now soliciting stereo dealer orders for demonstration Lth to showcase ihn recording technique Furst LP in what the Pismo Beach. Calif compam tags a send of Jem- orbtraton disks is Randy Sharp's -Font n Line-.P released last Oc- Ober to limited retad dnlnhuticn. Bob Junte. executive producer with Nautilus Recordings, the record wing of Orion. says the deme nsuration series is slated to how this fall wnarretw "There's a rumor 4oin9 around about a company that has stock record album corers in full color filed.nstant Album Corers" (available in quantities as low 'as 00) plus 8 other fascinating wrvic*s. " :rod out more --a _a /,` Lee 44es goo Associates. nc. tars s.a Amig- war as. noi wart...tat ThisAotogmohisis soli Direct to disk recordings insolye the instruments or voter being miked. sent through the mi tang un sole dire tl to the cutting lathe cut tang a master ti k on real time There is no usage of tape or any electronic suppressing destce Consequently. the number of pressings per master is ltmttcj and the cost per.p to the wholesaler is SK Nr and SLO to the puddle Junte as that in addition to stereo shop; around the nation. the Sharp LP n now hang handkd hs a select number of readers including Licorice Pura un the L area Approximately can pressed per master because s( the Ji ray disk priao. - rum foe to seen scampers may he utilired per master Junte sass the cowl of a recording u around S00tn with no -takesallow cd since the cutting of the master cannot he stopped and started at will Performances run from con tu finish Direst dusk proponents claim greater fidelity and a truer sound experience. hence Orion's desire o deselop a demonstration Join for hi fi dealers and surd rcukn. The LP comes in a proteso -e polyunene box with a self -locking cover. The LPs are pressed to Wakefield Manufactunng of Phoe- muo item, t tow taken a fee recurs ago in the odd' Yankee Stadium. The stadium has been renovated, but the message brloxc has not changed. CHUKA'S PROMOTERS -Chuta Khan is flanked by New York promoters Ron Dei sener and M Morton Hall at a party at the St. Morino Hotel in Hew York prior to a Rufus concert Delsener and Hall copromoted the concert. DULBERGER OF LANDMARK Milwaukee Retailer Books County Stadium Concerts LOS ANGELES the O.uruscat Milwaukee Counts Stadium. which has shunned lse talent con - certs for approximately three sear,. is returning to top recording act slssssc Alan Dulberger. president of the ncwls- farmed Landmark Production;. Milwaukee. and founder, owner of the fist -sore 8 Overture chain. has slated Pink Floyd for the outdoor stadium June and is seeking other rock attractions for the summer Dulberger says he has the exclusive for contemporary pop headliners for the venue. And the Milwaukee County Board itself. which administers the giant athletic stadium. is promoting the fist two -dus Milwaukee nter- "Who says you have toberich to send your kids to college, take a great vacation, and retire?» -JoeDiMaggio The Bowery has been helping people live full, rich lives since 84. No wonder it has over $4 billion in deposits. it pays to save at THOOVlEgY THE BOWERY SAVNGS BANK MANHATTAN BRANCHES: 0 E. 4nd St./Grand Central Station/th Ave. & 4th St/7th Ave. & 4th St./8th Ave. & 4th St./Penn Station/Broadway & 47th St./6th Ave.& 47th St./ Lexington Ave. & 4th SL/rd Ave. & 60th St./0 Bowery & Grand St./4th St. & St. Nicholas Ave. national Jaii l causal Sept. -4 there. t's understood the board wu *tamed oser the nearly deficit suffered last year. A sellout music event normally pays off about S of that loss. The Jam hash will be coordinated and produced bs Ben Barton. president of Barton. Herman. Soloxhek & Paulsen. acme in Jam concerts through ho long -time anus--s:own sith the Jus. Sehliu brewing compan. Barton emphasun that he will work with George Wan. who wll handle staging. programming and selection of talent- Wan handles similar chores for the nationally presented Sehhv submitted shows. Budget for the two -das show approved by the board a fs hoped to make the event an annual one Dulberger explains that the country board has approscd rock shows and now will allow spes-ators on the field. making it possible to produced the intimate staging necessary for a successful rock event. n addition to the Stadium events. Dulberger plans another 7 to 80 concerts in Milwaukee. Duluth-Superior. Marquette. Mich_ Green Bay and La Crosse through his Landmark productions (Billboard. March 9, 977. Dulherger taptatns that his break with Daydream Productions. in which he was a pnnsi pal. makes it possible for him to more Bosch align his five record stores and Jim Peterson's Mainstream Records. Waukesha. Wis.. and Nickelodeon Records. owned by Leon Stein. She - boygan. Wis. in a seven -store ticket hookup. fs the 8 -year old record f ta pe rctailttfwholesalers intention to actually try to break more new acts by correlating in -store promotion and adsertistng through the seven -store affiliation with actual live appearances in the area by the newcomers. Dulberger says he is enlarging his present five storm. with thc Northridge Mall location expanding from 900 square feet to 00 square feel while the 60th and Capitol free - sanding store will be hiked from.00 to square feet before this fall. The other three stores will ospand dunng the neat months. New AS Logo LOS ANGELES -.AS Records of Minneapolis has redesigned its logo in an attempt to project a stronger and more identifiable image. April release labels will contain two colon with two additional colors to be added to summer releases. The completed label will be the AS logo on an -sccan meets sky" four-color. photo. Course n Concerts By ALAN PEtCHANSCY CHCAGO -The fundamentals of pop -rock concert promotion arc being taught here in a certified college course that is regularly oversubscribed. Thc course. offered M Columbia College. has turned away -scores of students.- sass Fred Fine. president of Triangle Productions here who ongtnated and teaches the liais. -We went out for the minimum of students and recessed 00 phone calls when the class ras announced.- Fine &dares_ -We've had to put a limit on it of stu- dents.- he sass. The concern promoter sass the course. which was introduced in the fall 976 semester. o(frrs a -total picture of presenting nc talent from a coffee house to a stadium_- Through the course. called -Prswnsxson Of Pop -Rock Concerts.- students arc aoaluanted with the roles of taint manager. booking agent tour man - ager and raved empans a&r and promotional personnel. Fine ass. - behest. there's a gmt need for training in arts management and that includes the pop ans.- the inatructcsr sass l fed we're doing a bit of important pioneering and ifs an mposant test lab. - Fine says he originated the cur - nculum at the request of the president of Columbia College and that other schools hase asked to audit the course hecause then are interested in creaung aimitar attunes The indic, sass the curriculum comprises mu-hour dassroom sossurts that are -sen much a moway dialog_- and few trips including one that follows an entire concert production from roadie setup to bowlike settlement The students submit papers on sanus aspects of the pop music scene. as well Akin! with his own input. Fine ha, brought is the dassrwm the espy-natty of.] group of other Chicago music and concen professional, among them. John Gehens. WLS pow -ram director. Al Rudb. Sun - Times rock critic: Ands Ns berg_ regional manager Twi etrun: Peter Andrueln:t- Andy Frain executive. Chris Hansen- Triangle Productions and Arnie Gran. and Jerry Mickelson. of nsal Jam Productions Granat and Mittelman drstused. -profites of the pop -rock audience as seen bs other pro otcec The course. which boasts two alumni who already are promising in the Chicago area- has been renewal for the fall 977 semester. Fine says. Thc promoter u asked why he is willing to train ha own competition. We wrkome them: Fine responds. -espaully since the dus gives some emphases to ethics and tradition. -The pop -rod, field is probably the most»mpetitiseh active field of entcrainment. he says. -Wemuyas sell hast cssepetitws who are professisrul and base some sense of ethics.- Score To CAM NEW YORK CAM Pruductions /Publishing_ has acquired the US.- Canadian rights to the score of Fedenco Fcllini'a "Casanosa.- CAM has most of the Nino Rota scons for Felluni's films. 4


16 6 Radio-W Programmin9 BENNETT AT SAN DEGO KCBQ Buzz Buzzes With nside Story Of a `Great Rip -Off' Promotion ED OHS NOTE: This is the second installment of u three -parr inter - view with Bu:: Bennen. the man who programmed such stations m HTX ln New Or /tans. KCBQ in San Diego. -Q in Pittsburgh und WNOE in New Orleans. The imerstew is eon ducted by Claude Hull. Billboard's radio-refs-noon rdtwr. HALL: What year were you at KGB in San Diego? BENNETT: was there in 968 and 969. Monetani. was gis en everything at KGB. But had been promised certain stations. cenain posi. lions. The promises couldn't he fulfilled- t wasn't the fault of Bill Drake who was consulting KGB. Who knows whose fault it was? Anyway, that frustrated me once again with radio. left radio and went to New York and worked for Eluthra Records. Shortly before that, worked with Bob Hamilton and his record newsletter was manager of Eluthra Records for a while. then was called by Bartell Broadcaster. And recall the in.ijent very vividly because John Brook called me on Chnstmas Eve and said - just talked to George Wilson and his Koss and they need a programmer. And surmised KCBQ i+ccausc the kid had problems at that time. They said. " ay i.i,,.0 fly down to Miami and have a meeting with usr So did. H: You had a meeting with George Wilson and who' B: Dick Casper. We sat down to discuss what would be done with WDRQ in Detroit. WMYQ in Miami. KCBQ in San Diego and WOKY in Milwaukee. recall George being offered a position where he could work as general manager at WMYQ and then Casper meeting with me and saying. "Well. 'd like to work a deal with you said we should rock WMYQ and go right after WQAM. They said that's an absurdity. FMs don't rock. They can't rock. There arc no FM rocker. Well. said. - don't see why we can't do it. don't sec why we can't lust rock an FM. Go after WQAM - And then we discussed different ways. They had planned on an all - oldie format or possibly a talk format. Then they said. 'Well what about WDRQ in Detroif! My opinion was rock it. too. Make it black rock. Because like rock. whatever rock means to people. What dues AOR mean to people? Album -oriented radio? don't think anyone's really figured that out yet. think 've been album- onented radio since 've been in radio. 've never waited for an a&r man to pick the single off the album. You find the best cut and you play it. guess 've been AOR all my life. But this industry does have a habit of typecasting. At any rate. George Wilson did not like the position in Miami. And George left And Dick Casper said. "Oka). how much do you want to program?.. " said. - know you're going to say KCBQ in San Diego.- gave him a figure which was baffling to him because was really not in a rush to run back into San Diego and go up against Bill Drake where knew Drake, Willard Brown and the powers that be would out- budget me to the gills. n my own opinion. my odds were not real good there. KGB was staffed well and mathematically sounded very good. knew that innovation was necessary for KCBQ to win But didn't know that would possibly have any great innovation within myself. also knew if KGB was to be osercome. it would take a hell of a lot of work So. told Casper. if am going to have to kill myself to do this job. you'll pay for it. as a mauer of pnnciple." 've never really been the guy after the million dollars. But hase been the guy who has said. -'People should make what they deseoe." (Continued on page 8) THE HTMAN -Radio station KSON in San Diego unveils a jukebox filled with product from RCA Records. n conjunction nab the record label and the local Tower Records music store. the country music station asked listeners to stop by Tower and register for a drawing to win a reconditioned Seeburg jukebox filled with any RCA product that the winner chose. From left, the winner Ed Green. Mason Smith of KSON FM, Tower manager Rick Briare, Tower clerk Bob Davison. Bren Jones of RCA Records, not pictured, coordi- nated the promotion -The Hit - man-to push Ronnie Milsap albums. 'Rising Stars' New N Variety Syndicated Show; NEW YORK -Lexington Broad" cast Services is launching a n weekly laic night hour television va nett' show called "Rising Star- dea signed to attract a young adult new ing audience. The shows. hosted by a well - known personality. will angina from a nightclub setting on the flavor of such popular night spots at the mprovisation. Catch A Rising Star and the Comedy Store. The format of the program will be to showcase new performers with an accent on comedy. But the show will have its own music group. t is being produced in conjunction with Group W Productions: Revlon is sponsor. The series will be introduced with a special record in Los Angeles May - and bartered in syndication beginning the end of May. says Roger Lclkon. vice president of Lexington and direct,,iì programming Bonneville Adding 0 Tunes To Syndication Broadcast Consultants has acquired 0 beautiful music tunes for exclusive use by its radio programming syndication clients. The songs. produced by Festival Records. Los Angeles, features the Pacific Pops Orchestra and producer was Joe Harrelson of nay Product The concept was developed by Heyward Collins and Rick Donovan. president and vice president of Festival. and Marlin Taylor. president. and Loring Fisher of Bonneville. Chuck Edwards is Festival's radio consultant. s.ruels an alternative section inside an establishment newspaper starts May in the Chicago Daily News nner ear cl WAY scun(i system cui c murich Each Tuesday s:detftt.oeles features Abe Peck, former music section editor of Rolling Stone magazine, Jack Hafferkamp Daily News pop music critic and national feature writer Eliot Wald. They'll head up a cast of correspondents in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. n addition to in -depth features, s:jwl.oelis will include: -a weekly look at people, events and trends in popular music -a preview of what's new in records -an up -to -date report on the latest in stereo and other music equipment -a contemporary dining -out column -visions, from fashion to furnishings -reviews of hardcover and softcover books and magazines -a special directory to movies and TV -a guide to the good life in Chicago PLUS comics, puzzles, personal classified ads, job counseling and much more -all designed to reach Chicago's big- spending youth market. r:aieirocls every Tuesday will be a dynamic new vehicle for your advertising message. Used in combination with young Chicago's favorite morning paper, the Chicago Sun -Times, your ad will reach: The country's third largest music market 84,000 total adults under 8,000 more than the "4- hour" Chicago Tribune or 66.9% more,89,000 total adults in families with children 4,000 more than the "4- hour" Chicago Tribune or 48.% more For more information and rates, call your local Chicago Sun -Times/ Chicago Daily News representative, John Petrie at () For editorial information, call Abe Peck at () -78.

17 DCKEY BETTS S BACK 4 P.. AL 4 Dickey Betts is back. With his new band Great Southern, this is the most exciting album of his illustrious career. Driven by dual lead guitars and two powerful drummers, it features the great voice and blistering guitar that made "Ramblin' Man;' "Blue Sky" and "n Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" into American rock classics. This is the Dickey Betts album that rock 'n' roll fans have been waiting for. Dickey Betts & Great Southern On Arista Records

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19 Billboard's...a complete reference manual for the country music industry. _ On June, 977, Billboard will publish our first Country Music Sourcebook. Billboard was first to acknowledge and report on country music as being a potent force in the industry... growing to the tremendous stature it is today. Here is your opportunity to reach Billboard's readers (your customers) and tell them how you serve the country music field whether as an artist, agent, promoter, label, publisher. This much needed guide will put you in the hands of decision makers who shape the entire country music field. Don't delay. nsure a premium position by contacting your Billboard representative today. ssue date: June, 977 Closing date: May 0, 977 il Loa Angeles Joe Fleiscrlman John Halloran Harvey GellevBiU Moron 9000 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles. Ca ; New York Ron Willman. Ron Carpenter; Norm Beerawttz'Mickey Addy. J B. Moore Broodwoy New York. Ny CM - Chicago, Condo B4 Konzer 0 N Wacker Deve Ctscoge. LL Nashville John McCartney 77 West End Ave. 700 Nashvile. Tenn 70 6;9.9 Europe Andre de Vekey 7 Comaby St London W.. England Tokyo Hugh Nishikowa Music Lobo. Dempa Bldg Beldran 8F.-.. Higashi Gotando Shlnagawa -Ku. Tokyo 4 0'44-867

20 ntroducing a new breakout from Cleveland. Cleveland nternational. Cleveland? Right. t's the place rock and roll began. Alan Freed started here as a DJ. Leo Mintz coined the term `rock and roll' for his Record Rendezvous Stores, and the very first rock and roll concert was held at the Cleveland Arena. And through the years, people who know their musical history will tell you that the things that happen nationally, happen first, right here in Cleveland. And, in a nutshell, that's what Cleveland nternational is all about. Steve Popovich, President of C, knows musical history. He's helped make it for years, and he calls Cleveland heads up the Cleveland nternational home office, with Bill Catino and Marty Mooney as Promotion Directors. Stan Snyder, Vice -President, and Sam Lederman, Vice -President, hold down the nternational part from the New York office. And the Cleveland Entertainment Company and Miami Productions now features the talents of Sugar Miami Steve Van Zandt in their Asbury Park office. (They're the folks who provide career direction for Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and Ronnie Spector.) Keep your eye on Cleveland. ts where the new breakouts are coming from. PO. Boo 78 Willoughby, Ohio (6) Madison Avenue New York. N.Y 00 () Cleveland Entertainment Co. & Miami Productions 0 Second Avenue Asbury Pads, N.J. 077 (0)9889

21 ntroducing a new breakout from Epic/Cleveland nternational. Ronnie Sp ector And The `E' Street Band "Say Goodbye To Hollywood" / "Baby Please Don't Go" y u t's a great temptation to view Ronne Spector as a rare and precious treasure that we once held but somehow slipped away. After all, so "arty of as fell in love the first time we heard her sing -"Be My Babs 'Do Love You; "Walking n The Rain' or one of the half dozen other great singles she made as Veronica, lead singer of the Ronettes, with producer (and area husband) Phil Spector, from 96 to 90. And since 96S. as Ronnie acknowledges. nothing has quite measured up ro the magic of those moments. Well, it only takes about S seconds to realise that the tragic is back -it happens in the introduction to "Say Gnndbye To Hollywood" with a mighty screech from the hair horn of Clarence (lemons. Clemons plans _ tenor sax, but n might as well be a herald's trumpet announcing the return of the queen of our hearts. And then Ronnie comes in. once more that invitingly ominous mix of innocence and temptation. She has. as usual, attracted brilliant support. Miami Steve Van Zandt, who produced. played guitar, and virtue, "Baby Please Don't Go" is devoted to expanding and developing rock and soul traditions- "Steve is the first guy since Phil that knows my voice and knows how to handle nit" Ronnie says And it's amazing. because never thought than anyone could capture my particular found on record again like Phil did, in the same way. But Steve did" Van 7_indt had the aid of his cohorts in the 'E' Street Band on this record. "Say Goodbye To Hollywood" is pure power, but listen also to "Busy Please Don't Go," where Roy Butans piano has a music box delicacy and Ckmons' sax is used to soothe rather than scourge Some of as have dreamed for years of a moment when Ronnie would rise again, the Teen Queen once more. to seduce us with the passion of her music. This is no imitation Ronettcs record. Like all works of devotion, it is timeless. And that, think, is the realisation of our dream -and of Ronnies. "'m sere" says Ronnie Spector " never left" When you hear what's inside. you'll never doubt het 'Dave Marsh pa Y\ L Arranged and Produced by Sugar Miami Steve Career Direction- Cleveland Entertainment Co. and Miami Productions Agency Premier Talent On EPC /Cleveland nternational Records. ",TC Or. crso..c e> NTERNATONAL RECORDS

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24 Billboard Album Radio Action Plo list Top Ad Ons Top Add Ons- Notional ADD ONS -Tie lour key prod acts added at the red. stations holed. as determined by station personnel. TOP REQUESTS/ARPLAY- The lour products reglstenng the greatest listener repuesto and airplay as determined by stator, Personnel BREAKOUTS -Billboard Chart Dept summary of Add Ons and Reguestsr Airplay information to reflect greatest product ac trvity at regional and national levels Western Region TOP ADO ONS íarer/raw-(... WALTER EGAN -fundamental Roll (Columba) LES DUDES -Say No More (Columba) DCKEY BETTS 8 THE GREAT SOUTHERN- (Ansta) SUPERTRAMP -Even n The ()metes! Moments )ALM) eta noon SETTS s TSE SEAT wunetkur SALTES ELMaelameal Rm SnM FESU rp. 0.4 *TOP REQUEST ARPLAY RTN000 MAC --_-. BAD COY., _. lfs DODU- BREAKOUTS: KKR TOO TT-Su No Mow (Atlalci SOME WTl ant OK, ONLT QATAR M0- Pal Mother l e Y. DOL NALTR MASON Sege Mel EreKa (Da PMavm that to Car. 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25 Programming Vox Jox By CLAUDE HALL iw LOS ANGELES -Michael Spears has Joined KHJ. Los Angeles. where he's the new program director replacing Charlie Van Dyke. Spears had been program director of KFRC in San Francisco, where there is no announcement at the moment about the replacement program director... Ken Hunter is the new program director and John Thompson and Gan Wagner the new music directors at WPGH. Univ. of Pittsburgh.... Burns Media Consultants, Los Angeles. has sent out "Kansas: Leflovenure a radio special, to 700 radio stations. The hour -long album-rock radio special was produced for Kirshner/ Columbia Records. f you would like a copy and didn't get one, why of the music play mostly new product as opposed to the hits like every other station in town. Listeners will be able to request favorites and hear them nght away and also listen to new records." The station is broadcasting in stereo. There was a now programming job Open at K/0. Boise. last week... Joseph Dorsey has filed suit against WEMP. Milwaukee. charging age discrimination. Dorsey claims in the lawsuit that he was employed from August 947 through Feb.. 976, at the station when he was terminated because of his age. 0 years old. He's asking for repre- /Continued on page 7) tr... don't you call Judy Burns at and ask in a real nice was for a cop)? Tom Guild has been promoted to production manager at WQDR in Raleigh, N.C. He'd been copywriter since February Peter C. Cavanaugh has been appointed general manager of WTAC, Flint. Cavanaugh Mich. For the past seven years, he has been morning air personality and program director of the station. Replacing him as program director is afternoon personality Fred `Boogie" Brian. who also retains his air duties. New lineup at KLOS. Los Angeles. according to program director Tom Yates, features Fred Gallardo 6-0 a.m., Keith Lout 0 a.m. - p.m_ JJ. Jackson -0 p.m.. Damion 6-0 p.m.. Patti Glick 0 p.m.- a.m.. and Dion -6 a.m...staffat KJCK. Junction City. Kan.. has John Zack in the morning. program director J.R. Greeley in midday, music director Khris Favor in the afternoon and Rob Mackey in the evening Swing people include Date Dalton and Jason Roberts. f 4 f r Gan Alan- Berman writes that he's now at KACY. Port Hueneme. Calif. He'd been at KUHL in Santa Maria. Calif. ''m the 7- midnight talent and ant going to work at KW within the next few years. grew up there and am fued up on radio and feel that someone has to work Los Angeles and 'm gonna be one of them" Howard Hoffman. former 8 p.m.- a.m. air personality at WPX. New York. seeks work and would prefer to stay in the Northeast. Call him at Tommy Franklin. currently the program director of WVSU, an FM station at Sanford Univ., Birmingham. Ala.. is looking for a disk jockey job. Call him at WTSN in Dover. N.H has an opening. Talk to Paul LeBlanc at the adult Top 40 station. Col. Oliver A. Willey Jr. is compleung his tenure as commander. 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26 6 Behind a Great Woman, There's a Great Man. Lucille is currently exploding on the charts. Already the number one country song in all three trades, she's crossed over and is now taking enormous jumps up all three pop charts. Lucille is 4? with a bullet in Billboard. But Lucille would be nothing without the man that created her magic. That man is Kenny Rogers. And what we really have here is another reassuring case proving that true talent always will win out. For yes, this is the same Kenny Rogers who once propelled the First Edition to superstardom. This is the Kenny Rogers who decided to do it all over again. This time on his own. And did it, he did. Kenny's record has been leapfrogging up the pop charts like a tadpole in heat. So if you look at Lucille as a hit, that's true. But there's more to it than that. Lucille represents the re- emergence of Kenny Rogers on a national scale. Hello Lucille. Welcome back Kenny. Lucille. A certified, smash hit from the Kenny Rogers album. On United Artists Records and Tapes. - _ Radio- Programming Buzz Buzzes With nside Story Continued from page /b And f you were going to go into San Diego and fight Drake at that time. you deserved some money. They made me a deal to go into KCBQ. to base there. then to program WMYQ by phone. WOKY by phone. and to take WDRQ and to exercise what they thought might work -a talk format. And also put a cash call on it of immense amounts of money. something like or.00ti which was at that Lire unheard of. They did that in Detroit on the following ratings. When was recently iri Loo Angeles working with Charlie Van Dyke on KH. we discussed the San Diego situation. We both fell apart at the scams. Everybody in the world was on him. Everybody was on me. The only thing could think to do when got to San Diego was to come up with a contest that did not esplain itself so that couldn't be doubled. So. that's where we came up with The Great Rip -Off. We got more mail on what it was than we did on the actual execution. think. kept saying. "i s fantastic. Beliese me. Take my word for it fs right up hcrc in my head. it's gonna come down. know it. ts incredible. but we can't let them know. We can't show our hand until the ARB falls" And we kept saying on the air: The Great Rip -Offs coming. The Great Rip -OR's coming." And kept going to bed every night vying- "What in the hell is the Great Rip -Off."' We copyrighted the term. the Great Rip -OR. We also copyrighted "Fill a in and win" at that time which was later outlawed. The Great Rip -Off did indeed do us a tremendous amount of good. Rip -off being a word that had not been heard on the airwave prior to that time. Today its generic and my copyright's not even good any more. H Well when did you conceive of the Great Rip -Off as a reality rather than a fantasy? B: We were just about to come into the ARB ratings and somebody said. "Buzz. you're gonna have to do t What is iir said. "Well, well go with the Great Rip -Off part one. part two. pan three. part four." By that time Jams Joplin had passed away and we played her song The Lord wants to give me a Mercedes was a very interesting concept to us Benz a color v" and that was the because the concept hid always beginning of tt. been: Play their favorite records Somehow finagled to buy the car over and over and over and over. that Heinrich Himmler had been as- Well. the odds were that if you sassinated in during the Nan em- played their fasonte record. they pire. And we created all the sounds would then switch across to the other of Hitler's Germany and gave away station beaux they would then the car Himmler had been assassi- hear it again sooner on the other stanated in. And we said, you know. "A Lion. And if they heard a record they prize of distinction. not just a didn't like. they would also switch. prize..." So. you were in an interesting bal- We actually didn't have the ance situation there. So. to add the money to buy a prize. Across the variety of the album cut was tremcnstreet they were giving away a 44- dourly advantageous to us. But then day trip around the world..000 in again. you had to pick the right alcash to take with you. a.000 cash bum cut. Over a course of tame. call jackpot, the car of your choice. though. we picked a lot of album figured with my budget there wasn't cuts that later became big singles, really much!could do but innovate. We played 'Summer Breeze" by belicse at that time we put out Seals and Crofts. We played records the first album survey. At last, we like that over and over and over on began to introduce album cuts to the albums. airwaves. recall that "Me And H: Do you think that you were ac- Bobby McGee had not been a tually the first program director to single, yet it stood No. on our sur- program to the ARB directls? vey. t was No. on our album list B: Thais hard to say because and it was No. on our singles list_ don't know all the other program - H: By which artist? mers and what they were doing. B: By Janis Joplin. And the survey H: But you don't know anybody was dedicated to Janis_ And the sta- else who was doing it. do you? bon was geared around what today B- don't know anyone else. they call AOR. H: mean its not an idea you H: Had you gone with a real tight picked up from somebody else? playlist there? B: Oh no. of course not. B: Never below to 40 records. H: Because don't think George H: Had you come up with all the Wilson was doing it. don't think other things that you're credited Bill Stewart was doing it with at that time? think that you B n fact- George Wilson said he were recalls responsible for quarter- refused to cut his commercial load. hour maintenance theones. He could win without cutting it His B: Yeah. 'll tell you something in- words to Dick Casper at the teresting that haven't discussed be- were. "What are you doing? Tryfore. Something we did discover. n to Drake it?" And my return ans the quarterhour maintenance factor. was, "No. were trying to cut there's a power system that runs commercial load because pep within the rotation of regular rec- don't like commercials.' And th ords that brings people's favorite we did come up with the line t records up more than other records. said that KCBQ plays fewer co But we found out in our studies. and. mcretals. which was effective. Th boy. we studied. remember lying were people later that said. "W sideways on my office floor asking that just indicates that you pla my wife to write on the cartridges: menials." Thc audience w "No.. the Great Rip -Off. because aware of that anyway. couldn't get my head off the floor. H: What are the things that y 'd been working that long. think you came up with? What CO*. Yeah. we came up with quarter- tnbutions did you make to radio hour maintenance and another programming? thing was that when people heard B: Somebody said to me once, their favorite record they tuned out "Buzz you cannot take credit for and when they heard a record they creativity." And kind of have to didn't like they tuned out. And that (Continued on page 8) 600 At College Radio Sessions Continued from page artists rather than established super stars. and about special circumstances. such as an artist whose appeal is strong in a particular market. All the feedback we can get is important to the bottom line, which is selling records. said John Mont - gomery of Warner Bros. Bob Frymire, national college director for A &M, stressed the same point in explaining how a record company decides who gets service. We have to decide if you reach enough people." Frymire said. "f it's economically worth it to us. you'll get service. don't worry." And Montgomery. returning to the same point. quoted a line from a Bob Seger song about a disk jockey at CKLW when he was asked if Warner Bros. would service a high school radio station. "Bob Seger wrote a song that said it all." Montgomery said. "He wrote: 'you've got the power 'cause you've got the tower.' f you've got the tower and you've got the listeners. well service you.' Some of the dialog grew so heated. especially when some collegians suggested that they were being slighted in favor of commercial stations and record stores. that Patty Mack. promotion director of Philo Records. felt compelled to state the obvious. "There's no reason for you to feel were in an adversary position." she said. "f we come out with a record. it doesn't do us any good to have it sit in a warehouse. We're Wing to get it out to you, so it can get airplay and can sell." At the same time, the record company panelists had some complaints about the way college stations operate. and about the lack of appreciation that some stations have shown for the difficulty of what labels are attempting to do. One very important thing to do is to have a definite station structure." advised Judy Libow. national college promotion manager for Atlantic. "One of the things wrong with col- lege radio is that stations have a variety of on -air personalities each doing his own thing. t's hard for a listener to relate to that Give your station its own personality" "Programming a station is really an art whether its commercial or not," said Warner Bros.' Montgom- cry. "Decide what your format is going to be; we're not going to tell you what you should be playing. but whatever it is. you should make it the hest it can be. and that's an art that not enough people appreciate." The matter of security came up when a member of the audience said his college was about to start a radio stauon and asked for advice about what he should do first "Get a strong lock for your record library." said Larry Stessel of CBS. Head; nodded all around the room. "Work out somehow a way to cross -reference your library." said Patty Mack of Philo. "so you know where your records are. Some way. you have to have control ofyour records short of imposing martial law." nterestingly. the same questions came up following the forum at the mmi session on playlists. which was conducted by Bruce Tannenbaum. music director of WUSB of the state university of New York at Stony Brook. Tannenbaum and several members of his audience discussed ways of protecting their libranes. from barring station personnel from taking out records to stamping their (Continued on page 9)..a

27 io- 'rogrromming 7 Continued from pier settling lost compensation. lost sew verence pay and other benefits. plus S in damages to his professional reputation. George Klein, former program director and personality at WHBQ. Memphis. has pleaded not guilty. to charges of conspiring to steal Arbitron ratings dianes in Memphis and alter them. As you'll recall. Arbitron had to issue another ratings survey for Memphis and WHBQ dropped from second place to seventh in the market Klein. now marketing and public relations director for Liber- sland theme park in the area, was fired by WHBQ, which then hired Rick Dees. There are four counts in the indictment against Klein. each of which would bring up to five '"'years in prison and a fine of.000 on three of the counts and a maximum fine of.000 on a conspiracy charge. n the April /May Arbitron survey covered in the indictment ^..49 diaries were mailed to the area. of which,04 diaries were returned that were used. The indictment charges that Klein and a mailman named Neal Wammek falsified the stolen dianes. r know at least one station owner who admits to buying diaries and _last week discovered that two more stations may soon he charged with Arbitren diary scandals. The staff at KUZZ. Bakersfield. Calif_ features program directorjay Albright 6-0 a.m., Lloyd Collins 0 a in - p.m., Jim Steele -6 p.m.. Stese Carson 6 -O p m Kristi (Tarke 0 p.m. - a.m.. and Ron Harris -6 a.m. The format is countn music and Buck Omens is president Bubbling UnderThe HOT 00 0t -40 TO TROT, WOE Chea, Epx;Sweet CET DSCO REGGE (Taajs Grose) Part. kayaa. MCA O0 0(0. Valere Carter, Columbia T0E FROM ROCRT (Emma 9y Noi). Carnet. Phrboy THE BORDER Al Mewl.!anus UPE S MUSC, REchie Famkk, Marlin 09 (TR) 07 -WE'RE STLL TOGETHER. Peaches 6 Herb, MCA FESTA, Gato Barbiera. AMA OM LOVE CAN BRM A HEART, Dimas Tfarrirl, Mus+ca 60 (Seine/board n!muttons!) 0 -NEVER HAVE TOUT GOODBYE. Deardor/ leseli, Arata 00 Bubbling UnderThe Top LPsJ. MLD CHERRY, lie -Swett Cry PE E BEST OF GEORGE HARRSON. Capitol ST 8 0 -OK CREATES! OF THE GUESS MO. RCA AP. 04 -na REST OF BRAN 6066, RCA APA ßM. A NarM's A Stau, Mir., Wion0lraml 06- REFALL Atlantic SD 874 _L07-4EBT NM Nemperor NE 44 (AtLMx E 08 -DERER& TE DOMNOS, Loa. ASO RS 80 (PiHydm) 09- EM00 TAL NOW. afrysibs CPR GEONCE DUKE. From Ye T. Tm, Epic PE 4469 Vox Jox of th, n::,,;:.,, :, Sti,ha,l lawerts vice president and Dorothy Owens secretary and treasurer. Buck also owns rock- formated KKXX. which Albright also programs. and the staff includes Chris Squires 6 - a.m.. Bruce Lynn ant -4 p.m.. Tern Gainer 4-7 p.m.. Ron Garrett 7 -midnight, and Charlie Haley midnight -6 a.m. Alan Okun has joined WJOY and WQCR, South Burlington. Vt.. to do weekends. He was formerly with WTT F -A M -F M, Tiffin. Ohio. Okun is working on his master's degree at the Univ. of Vermont.... WCLT- AM in Newark. Ohio. has made some music adjustments. according to new music director Corey H. Delta_ "'m instituting a more diversified music selection as opposed to a Top 40 easy listening approach. The format is being tightened up as far as when and how much music will he played because in the past it has been pretty much do- your -ownthing around here. 'd like to tell all record promotion people, though. that all music is being reviewed and much more is being put on the air whether it is on the playlist or not. Our new image is geared to thc contemporary adult 8-4." He adds that he'd like all of the people he went to Kent State with to know where he is. "ncidentally, radio in certain areas of Central Penn- sylvania could use a doctor. left there at the end of November. Ohio has much more potential for continued growth than a lot of places 've worked over the last few years" Phil Gardiner , needs MOR or Top 40 work. Previous stations include WGAR in Cleveland: he's a professional.... Chris Curtis. program director of WZL'U- FM -AM, Milwaukee, sent me some graphs to illustrate how well his station was doing. The last time believed personal graphs like that was when Rick Sklar, an old friend, showed me how FM radio had leveled off in New York right before WBLS went through the roof in Now York. Roa Nickell, vice president and general sales manager of TM Programming in Dallas repens that KAFM in Dallas will not be using TM's `Beautiful Rork" package after all With the pending sales of KRLD and KAFM. John Butler, chief operating officer of the staeons, along with Nickell determined that programming commitments would prevent KAFM from running the soft rock format in a manner that would he successful. Nickell claims the format needs the same discipline of a controlled beautiful music station: he expects it on another Dallas station within the nest 60 days. Bill Adams, music director of WOMA Tallahasse, Fla., asks for better record service. MOR stuff... Steve Kelly has left WBG in Philadelphia where he was doing the all - noeht chow to loon KS) in St. Louis to do afternoon dnvc. April is blastoff for the new job and anyone wanting hs old job can send tapes to Chuck Knapp at WBG. Tom Parma, Parma Musical Productions, 00 Trailpine Drive. Dallas, Tex. 78. writes: "Did you know Billboard is published on re- cycled paper.' True. Here is how it works: send you letters, tapes, brochures, and leave phone messages. Then, once a week someone takes it in a big truck to the pulp mill. A week later. get my mail and messages hack in the form of Billboard and read about someone else. "Really, Claude: Judy and have been responsible for millions of Ds for hundreds of stations at a dozen Dallas companies. Now. we've got our own company. There arc lots of program directors who would appreciate knowing that." Okay, so everyone call Tom Parma at and ask for demos. Tell him that Robert A. Morgan, suggested you call r Don Elliott. production director of KTS in Los Angeles, now has his own toy at home -an 8 -track record- ing complex- along with a DBX noise reduction unit and two Moogs. As you can realize. Don is now happier than Don mus with his Lionel choo -choo train. And he's using the unit to produce spots for KTS. which should make program director Rochelle Staab happier than a passenger on mus' Lionel... Dave Diamond is working on KF. Los Angeles. Well. it sure heats throwing snowballs at Ted Atkins, KKUA. Honolulu. has just come in No. in the latest ARE): Ron Jacobs took the younger demographic away from Aka Head. was talking with Robert W. Morgan and mentioned about the great surfboat battle between Jacobs and Head and Morgan pointed out that Hawaii is Jacobs' market. Head had just borrowed it for a while... just saw a picture of Georgia Twiny, executive secretary of the Federation of nternational Country Air Personalities. She's as lovely as ever and you can sec her at the annual Country Music Seminar Mar. 8-9 at the Airport Hilton in Nashville. Ms. Titty graces the first issue of the Voice, the official publication of FC'AP, which you can obtain by writing: Thé FCAP Voice, Box 80. Long Beach, CA t's free... Paul Mendenhall, program director of WERK. Route 4. Atm. me, nd. 470, needs records. -t seems our service has been deteriorating through the years and now we sometimes find ourselses with only one copy of hit records. This. of curse. presents a problem, not only on the air, but when ne hase a heavy schedule of discos in Muncie and on the Ball Sials Camru, Radio '78's nternational Meet Firmed For Australia S't USL' Radii, 70, an international meetinc al radio and record esccutives, will be held June 4-6 in the Hilton Hotel here, Speakers slated so far for the event include Americans George Duncan. president of Meneomedta Radio: Dwight Case, president of REO Radio: Jack McCoy, president of DPS nc.- a radio consulting firm: and one record company president is almost confirmed. Directing the meeting is Peter Davidson. head of Pedlar Marketing. a SM Group division. For the first time, Australian music awards presented at the consenuon will be a Joint venture of bah radio and music industnes, with awards related to airplay based on computer programming runeuu. 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28 8 Billboard Top0 Listening a B B 7 l iall 4 u =0 48 ** 49 0 xwvain aro loen Billboard SPECAL SURVEY Fa Week Enduni 4/607 im CopynVm t977 Bn bawd Pudrutrone nc No wrl d Me pudctlan may b eptoduca0 StaeO 0.0 retoera0 ^sys- Nm w lransm440 arry hom or by any means ellro. K nn: KMmear pndocopyng rkwdni0 dtiarwrsa. paltqul M permrwona These are best selling mddk -of the road lingua cenp8sd rada station an play listed in rank order. TTLE. Artist, Label t Number (Dot. Label) (Publisher, licensee) RGHT BYE OF THE NGHT O Wamn...r i,, i Am0Kan Broadcaá, ASCAP) DONT GVE UP ON US iìo.d oiel Prnate Stock 479 (Madi» ASCAP WHEN NEED YOU Leo Sayer. Warner &m 080 (UnchaBçell/&eraa MCHWJMbe Hammond *MAP) SOUTHERN NGHTS (embed Capitol 76 SAM C -Wooer rertane /Marsala. Bull,a Newton lob. MG 4060 (John an. BM' &w GurnOeterus ASCAP HELO STRANGER E ^.an RO 87 (Poodor) (CotWoo,'BratreeíLoeoMee BAH) SAY YOU'LL STAY UNTL TOMORROW on!ones. EDc 8008 DcO lames Hull SNG Tony Orlando A Dawn. Ekkha 48 (Chain ASCAP Lae Theme From "A STAR S BORN" (Evergreen) Barbra Shemad Columba 00 Jest ktenvemanoel 00 Gemara MCA?) HOTEL CALFORNA 486 (Not cited) GOODBYE OLD BUDDES ",l. S..0 Warner &m 80 (Dawnkeako BM) SO N TO YOU Pants Rhythm Sectmn. Pdydor. 4o4. BM ME AND THE ELEPHANTS 8000y Goldsboro. Epc 8 04 Oreimgun. BM CAN'T STOP DANCNG Captain l Tenndk. AGM 9 tug. BM* MY SWEET LADY lone Omni. RCA 09 (Cabry Lane ASCAP) HOOKED ON YOU Bread Oebra 489 (AoaNdu. ASCAP) DSCO LUCY ( Lae Lug Theme) 0400e Place Street Band. sland 078 )Dt4. *SCAM JUST CANT SAY NO TO YOU Parker McGee. Bq Tree 608 Wlaaticl (Daarnereekar, BM) WNTER MELODY Casablanca 84 (Rob's BM) RACE AMONG THE RUNS ',.ado, Lightfoot Repne 80 (Warner &m.) (Moose. CAPAC) SPRNG RAN.e... :.W 74 (Boned,. W NEVER HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE Deardpn 8 Joseph. Piste AS00 )Chclm Bey /Orobrea*er. BM YEAR OF ME CAT A Stepan. lama 66 (&MmusPorpie Peppd/Unchappell. ASCAP) YOU'RE MOVNG OUT Bette Miler. /dank 79 (Nine. HMO ANGEL N YOUR ARMS HO &g Tree 608 (MUmc) (Song ladies. HM) R HNT EASY COMNG DOWN CNrlene Duncan Prodipl 06? (Motown) (Stone Diamond Huh WANNA GET NEXT TO YOU Rose Rarer MCA BM) TRYNG TO LOVE TWO Milani & Mercury 789 ( Phonogram) (Bell Nat. BM) LOVNG YOU, LOSNG YOU Johnny Malkin, Columbia 0496 (Mighty Three. W) "ROOTS" MEDLEY: A. Motherland, B. Theme From "ROOTS" Qarcy loots. 4M 909 (Wolper. ASCAP) HERE COME THOSE TEARS AGAN Jackson Boyne Asylum 49 (Shallow Turn.W V Warner Tamerlane. BM) 'M SCARED Budom Cummings, Porerad /CBS 7000 (SNeagh. BM) MARGARTAVLLE Limy Bullet, ABC 4 (Coral Reeler BM) DONT THROW T ALL AWAY Die 8 Sutra, RCA 0876 (Famous. ASCAP) CNDERELLA Fnelall. Allanhc 9 (Powder. ASCAP) ASCAP/Open Redo., CRACKERBOX PALACE George Harrison. Dad Horse (Warner &a) (Ganger BY. BAH) YOUR LOVE Marilyn McCoo A 00 Ors lr ABC 6 al Patrice BM) THEME FROM -CHARLE'S ANGELS" Henry Manum 8 His Orchestra RCA 0888 (Spell /Gold. BAN) YOU KNOW UKE KNOW Oran. Mountain DaredeG. ABM 688 furry Lee Controlled by lost Cabin. OU) CROSSRRE Bellamy Brothers. Warner/Curb 80 (Christmas /Ensign. HM) LOVES GROWN DEEP Kenny Nolan. 0th Century 7 (Sound 0 Nolan /Chelsea. BM) from YOU'RE MY WORLD Helen Reddy, Capitol 448 (Chappell. ASCAP Gruppo Edetonale Piston. 8M) ALL STRUNG OUT ON YOU otn rarolla. 'Afton, nlemt.oral 0907 (Daddy Sam DONT LEAVE ME THS WAY Thelma Houston. Troia 478 (Motown) FREE Deniee Wdlums. Columba ASCAP) ( Mghty Net. BM) 049 (00Oricl. (M) ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK A HEART Dona Wanuk. Muse. 60 (Arc. EM) 'VE GOT LOVE ON MT MND Hated Cole. Capita 460 (lay's Enlerpcies /Chapall ASCA8) EVERYBODY OUGHT TO BE N LOVE Frank Smlra, Wismar / Represe 86 (Pauloe. BM) BROOKLYN Cody Jameson Alco 0 (Darden. BAH) SLEEP WELL, MY SON Mike Douglas. mage 0 (Eeerene/E kesmr. BAN) Radio TV Programming_ Marketing Of Chacksfield's Music s Set LOS ANGELES- Starborne Productions Corp. has been launched here to market the music of Frank Chacksffeld for radio stations and programming syndication firms. Jim Schlichting. who also operates Disc - Loation in the suburb of Van Nuys here, is president. Chackolield. a veteran conductor who lives in England. will produce beautiful music versions of hits on a regular basis. Subscribers will receive six cuts per month. n this way. Schlichting promises to deliver fresh music. f there is something on the charts right now that should have a beautiful music version. we arc going to be sure to have t to our clients in just a few weeks.- The service will be nonexclusive. Schlichting will select titles to be recorded: Chacksfrctd will have final approval. Of 4 titles submitted for the first session. Chacksficld feels only half of them could be adopted in beautiful music versions. Disc -Location provides domestic and imported records to radio station,. 'Close-Up' Syndicated WAUWATOSA, Wis. -Chris Van Dyke Productions here has launched "Country Close -up 77.' a series of one -hour weekly country music specials. The free specials feature sit local avails. says president Van Dyke. Artists featured in the 6-set serin include Freddy Fender. Barbara Mandrell. Ray Price. Billy Crash Craddock. Tommy Overstreet and others. Robb Edwards narrates. Supported by national spots and sent to radio stations on disks. Van Dyke claims that as a bonus radio stations carrying the specials will have their call letters mentioned in the monthly Country Song Roundup magazine. Buzz Bennett C minuet' f-rorn page 0 agree with that because there were so many of us packed in that tight little ball there that one guy would say one thing. one guy would say another thing. think my greatest assest was to get into each mind on my staff and take part of it and then assemble a plan and put it together and push it through. So think the contribution made to radio was the out body" where the radio station actually utilized everyone together and the staff really put their heads together and came up with really good. good ideas. But sat there and was very willing to hear them out. whereas many program directors around the country don't. ncidentally. there's a difference between programmers and program directors to me in the sense that a program director directs the programming. A programmer comes up with programming concepts. One's like a policeman and ones like an innovator. do not particularly care to program direct although it's part of what have to do many times. Concluding installment next week. Rack Singles Best Sellers Capyrgrl 097. Bepoard Puekcwruns, rnc No pan O ton DiraCahOn may M reproduce, ed in a rewnaeal ayftem or renstemw.n any form pr o-r an, mein d,/on.c mecnan ca As Of 4/4/77 Complied from selected reckpbbers by the Record RCH GRL -Daryl Hall 6 John Oates -RCA 0860 DONT GVE UP ON US -David Soul -Private Stock 49 DANCNG QUEEN- Ayba- Atlantic 7 4 THE THNGS WE DO FOR LOVE - locc- Mercury 787 LOVE THEME FROM "A STAR S BORN" (Evergreen)- Barbra Strersand-Columbia HOTEL CALFORNA-Eagles- Asylum SOUTHERN NGHTS -Gen Campbell- Capitol RGHT TME OF THE NGHT - Jennder Wames -Ansia 0 9 CARRY ON WAYWARD SON - Kansas- K inhner DONT LEAVE ME THS WAY- Thelma Houston -Tamta 478 SAY YOU'LL STAY UNTL TOMORROW -Tom Jones- Epic B 008 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS - Mary MacGregor -Anita America 768 MAYBE 'M AMAZED-Wings- Capitol 48 4 SO N TO YOU -Atlanta Rhythm Secton. Potydor 47 UVNG NEXT DOOR TO ALCE - Smokre -RSO UKE DREAMN' -Kenny Nolan - 0th Century 87 7 SAM -Olivia Newton John -MCA BLNDED BY THE LGHT- Manlred 8 Mann's Earth Band-Warner Boos 8 9 WHEN NEED YOU -Leo Sayer 9 Warner Bros 8 0 THE FRST CUT S THE DEEPEST - 40 Rod Stewart. Warner Bros. 8 Market Research Dept. of Billboard. FLY LKE AN EAGLE -Steve Miller Band -Capitol 47 CAN'T STOP DANCNG -Captain 6 Tenn*ue -AGM 9 WEEKEND N NEW ENGLAND - Barry Manrbw -Arista 0 4 ALL STRUNG OUT ON YOU -John Travolta-Mdsong nternaborsal 0907 LDO SHUFFLE -Boa Scaggs- Columbia COULDN'T GET T RGHT- Clnnae Blues Band -Sore HERE COME THOSE TEARS AGAN- Jackson Browne. AsYlum 479 HELLO STRANGER -Yvonne Erman -RSO 87 WANNA GET NEXT TO YOU-Royo Royce -MCA 4066 'VE GOT LOVE ON MY MNO- Natalie Cole -Capitol 460 YOUR LOVE -Marilyn McCoo 6 Bony Davis Jr. -ABC 6 CALLNG DR. LOVE -Bus- Casablanca 880 JEANS ON -Oavd Dundas- Chryselis 094 CRACKERBOX PALACE -George Harrison -Dark Horse NGHT MOVES -Bob Seger 6 The SAsee Bullet Band -Capitol 469 ENJOY YOURSELF- Jacksons -Epc WALK THS WAY- Aerosmith- Columba 0449 YOU MAKE ME FEEL UKE DANCNG -Leo Sayer- Warner Bros 88 CAR WASH -Rose Royce -MCA 406 TRYNG TO LOVE TWO -Witham Bell -Mercury 789 Rixk LP Best Sellers Copynpnt 977. Bappar0 PoBwcanons ion No wit et ma 000cavre may to re0r0auced s0/e0 narerryval system or transm fled eta, cam a by any means et,,,, - -K a -a As Of 4/4;77 Compiled from selected rackpbbers by the Record Market Research Dept. of nboard. HOTEL CALFORNA- Eagles- Asy)um 7E-084 A STAR S BORN /ORGNAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDNG - Barbra Strersand b Kris Knslollerson- Columba JS 440 THS ONE'S FOR YOU -Barry Mandow -Arista AL BOSTON -Epic PE 488 RUMOURS -Fleetwood Mac - Warner Bros. BSK 00 6 SONGS N THE KEY OF LFE - Stevie Wonder -Tamia T 40 7 LEFTOVERTURE- Kansas- Kmshner P 44 8 THER GREATEST HTS 97-97S- Eagles- Asylum 7E 0 9 FLY LKE AN EAGLE -Steve Miller Band -Capitol 6 0 LOVE AT THE GREEK -Ned Diamond Columbia KC 4404 TRYN' TO GET THE FEELNG - Barry Mamlow -Arista 4060 THE BEST OF THE 0006ES- Doobie Brothers- Warner Bros BS 978 GREATEST HTS-Linda Ronsladl- Asylum 7E 09 4 DESTROYER -Kiss -Casablanca NBLP 70 ANMALS -Pink Floyd- Columbia C WNGS OVER AMERCA -Capitol SWCO 9 7 ROCK AND ROLL OVER -Kiss- Casablanca NBLP NGHT MOVES -Bob Seger L The Silver Bullet Band -Capitol ST 7 9 UNPREDCTABLE -Natalie Cole. Capitol SO A NEW WORLD RECORD -Electric Light Orchestra -United Artists UA LÁ679 -G SONGS FROM THE W000 -Jethro Tull -Chrysalis CHR DREAMBOAT ANNE- Heart- Mushroom MRS 00 SLK DEGREES -Box Scaggs- Columbia PC 90 4 ALVE- Kiss -Casablanca NBLP 700 FRAMPTON COMES ALVE -Peter Frampton -AGM SP 70 6 JOHN DENVER'S GREATEST HTS VOL -RCA TOYS N THE ATTC- Aerosmith- Columba PC YEAR OF THE CAT -Al Stewart- Janus AS 70 9 FLEETWOOD MAC -Reprise MS 0 SONG OF JOY-Captain 6 Tennrlle-AGM SP 470 BARRY MANLOW -Ansta AL 406 DAVD SOUL -Davit Soul- Prnate Stock PS 09 ROCKY /ORGNAL MOTON PCTURE SOUNDTRACK- United Artrst UA- LA69G 4 A NGHT ON THE TOWN -Rod Stewart-Warner Bros BS 98 ENDLESS SUMMER -Beach Boys - Capitol S BURNN' SKY -Bad Company - Swan Song SS A ROCK AND ROLL ALTERNATVE -Atlanta Rhythm Section- Polyaa PD ARRVAL- Abba- Atlanllc D AFTER THE LOVN'- Engetbert Humperdrnck -Epic PE N FLGHT -George Benson - Warner Bros BS( 98 Pablo Releases ndividual Tatums NEW YORK -RCA Records rs filling out its "Tatung Solo Masterpieces" series with the release of volumes four to eight of the - volume set. The first three volumes were released in July. and the concluding five volumes should be released in a few months. Each of the volumes. recorded in 94. s retailed at 7.96 on the Pablo label. he ndividual release. of the master fa, pianist follow the' issuance of the entire LP set which retails at S7S. Also available on Pablo is an eight -record set of Eaturn's group performances with other jazz greats of his time. ore 0.

29 AMERAMA...the new company... its first release...few -but strong AMPAYA... As a new record company we make this pledge: We will offer exciting new artists capable of selling lots of records. Our releases will be few but strong. And our methods of getting air play will be unique and effective. DOAN Dorian's exciting style and dynamic music appeal to everyone interested in the development of rock. Personal appearances in the New York Metropolitan Area at such spots as Max's Kansas City, CBGB's, Club 8, The Bottom Line and The Other End...and the Whiskey in LA have developed an enthusiastic and loyal following. He has toured with Wilson Pickett,The Beach Boys and others. A new corn - prehensive tour is in the works and soon everyone will be talking about DORAN! A-00 Geo. Brooks displays his amazing versatility with masterful nterpretations of Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay;' The Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love' rving Berlin's "Say t sn't So" and two of his own original compositions. A-00 and these two singles Pop- Country by a gal you'll remember CHARLEE "Standing nyour Shoes" Street corner singin' at it's best STORMY WEATHER "Middle Class Educated Blues" _- -,Available thru these leading distributors Atlanta -Tara Records Detroit -Music Trend Memphis -Hai Line Records Philadelphia-Universal Distributing Corp Charlotte -Bib Distributing Hartford -Aquarius Distributors Miami- Heilicher Brothers Phoenix -Alta Distributors Ch cage -MS Distributing Honolulu -Nylon Bothers Minneapolis- Hedctter Bros. Son Francisco- Pacific Records Cleveland- Progress Records Houston -H W Dailey New Orleans -AU South St Louis-Heilicher Brothers Dallas -Big State Records Los Angeles -n -Tune Music New York -Malvern Distributors Seattle -ABC Record & Tape Denver -MS Distributing Washington, DC- Schwartz Bros. ANRAMA 0 West 7th Street, New York, New York 009 () RECORDS a division of Amerama nc.

30 0 Classical DUTCH TREAT -Joan Sutherland presents a copy of Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda, her new English Decca album, to Dutch Princess Margriet at a reception in Amsterdam. With Sutherland. from left, are singer Huguette Tourangeau. conductor Richard Bonynge. C. Kolff of the Dutch Opera Foundation, the Princess, and Prince Pieter van Vollenhoven. Red Seal Aims Mall Traffic To Classics NEW YORK -New steps to stimulate greater public awareness that most malt record stores carry classics in addition to contemporary product are being taken by RCA Records. The campaign will take the form of new front -of- the -store signs and a push to include classical tag lines in print and radio advertising. The RCA decision was reinforced last week during a two-day dealer seminar in Philadelphia attended by some 40 area retailers. t was the eighth in a continuing series of Red Seal seminars begun last year. which bring label merchandising specialists to cities across the country to meet with dealers in discussions aimed at improving classical sales. ts primarily a question of image.'says Ernie Gilbert. in charge of classical merchandising for RCA. The stores are well -known as sources of disks and tapes. but too many people are unaware that they also stock classics in quantity." The layout of most mall stores typically places classics in a rear department. There, they are often overlooked by passersby and casual traffic. Many potential sales are lost. he maintains. Gilbert says RCA will design a special sign for upfront store placement that will display the legend. "We carry a full line of classics." While the poster will also sport "Little Nipper." no further identi- DG MNES GOLD FOR BEETHOVEN BERLN -What happens when there are more than 00 musicians in a group who's record sells a million copia? f you're Deutsche Grammophon. you give a gold album to each. Actually, DG is handing out at least 40 gold awards to past and present members of the Berlin Philharmonic and its conductor Herben von Karajan for their performance of a 96 recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Polydor nternational says the alhum has sold. million copies to date. and is still moving. Roland Kommerell, vice president of Polydor, says the achievement points the way to "new dimensions in the spread of classical music as part and parcel of the daily needs of the broad masses of the population." By S HOROWTZ ftcttion of the label source for the placard will be used. Moves to include a similar legend in local newspaper and radio advertising by stores will also be made through local RCA branches, he says. The Philadelphia seminar. as others in the past was chaired by Gilbert and his associate Glenn Smith. The sessions ran six hours, with breaks for lunch, Wednesday and Thursday March 0- f. Among topics that surfaced is the importance of getting a fair share of turntable time in stores for classical product. Thc desirability of retailers hiring specialists as clerks for classics was also discussed, but did not lead to a clear preference. t was conceded that they serve the classical consumer better. However. some store managers felt specialization might segment their merchandising effort Among chains in attendance at the Philadelphia meetings were Lis - truing Booth with stores, of which carry classics; and Music Scene. which has fivc stores stocking classic in its web of eight Additional Red Seal seminars will he scheduled shortly. says Gilbert. U.K. LABELS More Giulini Coming With Chicago Symph. CHCAGO -Deutsche Grammophon continues its heavy schedule of Orchestra Hall tapings here this month, with five sessions scheduled under conductor Carlo Maria Giulini. Giulini, one of the Chicago Symphony's pnncipal guest conductors. is recording Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. Schubert's Ninth Symphony and Bntten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the orchestra. Singer Roben Tear and symphony pnnnpal Dale Clevenger are soloists in the Britten work. Giulini becomes the third conductor to tape in Orchestra Hall since Deutsche Grammophon reopened the venue as a recording site in Feb - ruary (Billboard, March ). The conductor's first Chicago Symphony recordings for DG. taped last summer in Medmah Temple. are being released this month. Melodiya Bows A 4 -Year Plan MOSCOW- Melodiya, in con - junction with booksellers Glavkniga. has launched a subscription dnve for jumbo disk sets of the works of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. Delivery will be over a four -year period. t is the state record company's first campaign of this kind since 970. when it suddenly ceased such sales efforts. The Tchaikovsky project comes in four parts: operatic and ballet music: symphonic: vocal and choral pieces: and instrumental and chamber works. Series will comprise 4. 4, 8 and 8 disks, respectively. Pnce is about 90. The Prokofiev collection will hold 8 records and will be sold at a total cast of S. There are 4 LPs in the Shostakovich set, and its pnce is about 88. Though not all performers are identified in the subscription prospectus. major participants include the Moscow Radio and Television Orchestra. the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. the State Academic Orchestra of the U.S.S.R., the Moscow and Leningrad philharmonics. mports Licensed To HNH CHC AGO -he Bnush Unicorn and CRD classical lines have been acquired by HNH Records here under an exclusive licensing inportation arrangement. Harvey Neil Hunt, HNH president, says the two lines. which he formerly imported under a straight purchase deal, will be marketed through the distribution network of the recently- formed HNH Records ( Billboard, March 9, 977). Hunt has announced a list of independent distributors in the East and Midwest that will handle HNE Records and the newly licensed lines. These include Alpha (N.Y.), Universal (Philadelphia). Joseph M. Zamoiski (Baltimore), Progress (Cleveland and Chicago) and Heilicher (Minneapolis), Distributors in the West are still to be announced. Under the new licensing agreement, according to Hunt, sleeves for imported Unicorn disks will be created in the U.S., while CRD product is imported whole from London with changes in packaging to be introduced in the British manufacture. Beginning in May, says Hunt. the CRD and Lnicurn catalogs will be "re- introduced" in the U.S. under the new agreement. Straight importation of a number of other British. French and Scandinavian lines continues to be handled here by Hunt's HNH Distributing. Classical Notes Both the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and the ndianapolis Symphony have launched their most ambrtwus luid drives Seven prominent Washingtonians will head committees to rase S.6 million in the Capta general chairman Thomas Hays announces. n ndianapolis, general chairman Richard Deban reports that more than 600 volunteers will be seeking $0000. biggest goal in the arches ra s 47.year history. challenged by filly Endow ment with a special two toe one matching grant. Barry Tuctneft has edhed a set of pieces for French horn lust added to G. Schumer's Gnat Performers Edilrons.. The Buffalo Phdhar mante namong the benehciarres of a trust lund set up by the Goa Macaroni Co v 0 _0 Best Sellna Bmbnard SPECAt SURVs is Woo End e; (Peö0ed Oece A M mh) Classical LPs.. Pr rt+-..r -.,:onwm ty77 8+io4awa Pe0uca0o.r.c No pairs d mo.'a s a.mnsrar arara.n a r.a.wtatrm n an, ran. n rw M. ^ É v e S O TTLE, Artitt, töd L NOW THE GREAT PAVA0 London OS 60 6 le*. PERRE RAMPAL L CLAUDE BOLUNG: Surfe for flute t lazes Plan Columba M PACHEtBEL AMON: Two Suites: FASO: Tee Syttapheeia Palled Chamber Orchestra (Andre). RCA FRL -468 HOLST: The Phases Torma. RCA Red Seal APL THE CONCERT OF THE CENTURY Columba M 46 9 MUMBLER: Lt Prophet. Hint. Royal Phdharmonic (Leon), Columbia VAUDEVLLE: Soots 0 The Great tads 0 The Maki Stage Morro. Bolcom. Nonesuch H 70 (Elektral 6 BOWNG: Concerto la Classic Guitar and laze Piano lagora RCA FR LE7: Carmen Sodas Natonal Phdadelpha Orchestra Slokowskr). Columba M,0 0 MPROVSATONS: Wed Meets East, Vol. Shasta Menuhin. Rampa;. Angel SF0 700 ( Captal) 8 8 PAWNNG AND THE GUTAR: Maisie 0 Two Coteries ozmi Angel S 60 Capndl PULCN: Sot Medea Scotto, Horne. Covubas. New Philharmone Orchestra (Maazel. Columba M 40 PUCCN: Tosca Montserrat. Caballe. Carnvss. Royal Open Hase Covent Garden (Cordell.) Philips Phonogram) ( 4 WOLF- FERRAR: The Secret 0 Soma Chiala. RNU. Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra t Gardell0. London OSA 69 C=0 PULCN: La Bahene Pavarotti Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Nanlan). Landon OSA FRENCH OPERA ABAS Von Stade London Philharmonic Orchestra (Prrtchardl. Columba MVAROTT N CONCERT London OS BEVERLY SLLS: Open Aries Angel S 7 (Capitol) CARUSO: A Legendary Performer RCA Red Seal CRA LUCANO PAVAROTTT: The World's Fasertee Tenor Mas London OS MASSENET: Escórwnde Sutherland. National Philharmonic Orchestra (Bonynge). London OSA 8 BARBER: Vanessa Sieber. Gedda. Metropolitan Open Chorus L Orchestra (Mitropoulos). RCA Red Seal ARL MSE CARRERAS SNGS OPERA ARAS Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Beni), Philips ( Phonogram) 4 SBELUS: Symphony = Easton Symphony Orchestra (Dam) Philips ( Phonogram) 8 BERJOZ Rame L lehnt Human. Van Dan. Dupduy. Boston Symphony Orchestra (Oa-sal. OGG (Polydor 6 0 PAVAROTT: Primo Tmdre Lardon OS THE HOROVM CONCERTS RCA Red Seal ARL CM* FAVORTE BEETHOVEN SONATAS Hermit/. Columbia M CHOPN POLONASES Pollos. DGG GO FOR BAROQUE Paillard Chamber Orchestra RCA Yieerola AVM687 0 VERD: La Forra del OtstMo Pnce. Domingo, Wines London Symphony Orchestra (Leone) RCA Red Seal ARA 864 THE ROMANTC FLUTE Rampal Veyron- Lacrora. RCA Red Seat CHARPENTER: Louise Catrubas. Domingo. Ambrosien Opera Chorus 8 New Phitharmonia z=i Orchestra (Peevel. Columbia M 40 4 THE CLASSC FLUTE Rampal. RCA Red Seal A00.09 S 8 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. Verna Phitrarntonrc Orchestra (Nlerber), DOG.06 (Polydorl 6 7 GERSHWN: Rhapsody te Bee Gershwin, Columbia Jazz Bond GERSHWN: M American n Paris New Yon Philharmonic Orchestra (Thomas). Columba M 40 7 RESPHG: The Birds Maumee. Angel S 7 {Capitol) PACHELBEL MANOR: The Record That Made t Fatuous And Other Baroque Favorites Stuttgart Chamber Orchatia tmunchingerl. London CS BEETHOVEN: NNE SYMPHONES Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Sorb). London CSP MOZART L ROSSN OPERA ARAS Von Stade. Rotterdam Philharmonrc Orchestra (De W»rtl. Philips ) Phonogram)

31 -.eili,^.'-'`,t. Michael Franks s Disturbing the Peace. t's no secret. Michael Franks' neu album, Sleeping Gypsy. is waking the neighborhood, from Seattle to the Big Apple, from the West Coast to the South East. What's more, the singing star of last year's The Art of lba ("Popsicle Tbes") is resisting all attempts to arrest the development of his hot career; sell-out concerts in Miami and Atlanta, solid airplay and brisk sales on the biggest MF LP yet... Michael Franks Sleeping Gypsy Featuring the Single The Lady Wants to Know" WBS UN Produced by Tommy LiPuma on Warner Bros. records & tapes. as xmc

32 sz Talent Brewery Jazz Budget: $00,000 Wakeman Exits Alps LOS ANGELES -American industry's largest live concert jazz bankroller, the Jos. Schlitz. Brewing Co. will lay out more than $0,000 to back live bashes in 977. And. it could he more. as Schlitz is pondering even more penetration into jazz tests. Schlitz's oldest correlation with jazz is the Newport Festival to which it has given financial support for years. Second oldest association is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival this month, marking its fifth year of subsidization. Quin Davis of that festival says the total cost of the April -4 two-weekend event is with Schlitz coughing up more than 00,000. During the day at the Fairgrounds Race Track. the festival will present Tolen Pinh Floyd adds a May 7 Anaheim Stadium concert after selhngout its previous day show o a matter of hours. Both dates at the.000. seater start at 7 0 p.m. with no opening act Paul Mks soldoul ha MGM Grand Hotel opening even though 4 hour winds across Las Vegas prevented workmen from get tong ha name up on the gant marquee K's Betty Wright o home horn a gig la Amen can- Arabian Oil Co m Dhahran, Saudi Araba Henry Mancini hicks off the Oakland Syrn phony Orchestra pops season as guest conduc for Lou Reed got miffed at dodging beer bot les during a Copenhagen concert. touched off a rat when he stalked offstage and refused to per loan Bay City Rotten gearing up tor an ei!ensue spnngsummer U S tour. The Eagles' current "Hotel California" LP a now four million units worldwide while its "Greatest Hds" collection has climbed to sit million per the label A Stewart's' fear 0 The Cat" a now Janus Records lust platinum LP as well as as first gold Guitanst Brian Robertson has left Thin My Gary Moore who lust completed a recent U S LRHOGRPPEO ON HEAVY GLOSS STOCK BLACK & WHTE 8x0's it PCTURES COLOR PRNTS SENO FOR SAMPLES AND COMPLETE PRCES ON WO OTHER SZE PRNTS, ANO POSTERS SPRNGFELD, MO. 680 CREATVE COSTUMES Designed by TALOR & DESGNER to the SUPERSTARS By Appointment Only () By.OHN SPPEL a selection of more than 7 local and regional ethnic and contemporary. music groups plus the following headliners: Chocolate Milk, Percy Mayfield. the Meters. the Olympia Brass Band, the New Leviathan Orchestra. Doc Watson, Raymond Burke. Bobby Blue Bland, Alvin Batiste. Phil Meeks & the Sundowners. Los Catrachos. James Rivers. rma Thomas. the Dukes of Dixieland. King Floyd. Clifton Chenier, Gate - mouth Brown. Papa French. Light - nin' Hopkins. Odetta, Sister Bessie Griffin. the U.S. Navy Steel Band and Fats Domino. The daytime show from noon to 7 p.m.. for which admission is S for adults and S for children. features ethnic craft and food. along with the continual music. Ben Barkin of Barkin. Herman. Solchek and Paul- Talk tour with the group, is staying on as a tempo tory replacement - Robertson will start on a sob career and form a band wdh Jimmy Bain, la mercy with Blackmorés Rambo', Skafnti debuts in New Yak al CBGB's Easter Sunday Dirty Gillespie and Carmen McRae will be co artists on residence this week in the Learning from Performers series sponsored by the Office for the Mts at Harvard and Radchlle. A two hour tape of Tats Waits performing at the Shaboo Club nerghbaing Um of Connect'. cut n available for radro use free from Elektra/ Asylum... Crusades on a last sit City lour Carolyn Machado, tanager BNB's of Bog Heart Music a rasing.000 so the Gordla Fovndatron of Menlo Park Calif can continue research with a gorilla that has teamed a sign language of some 00 wads Dick Clark con. tens is producing 8 Osmonds dales in lune Harry Chapin on ha first Western U S tour in two years through May 8 Ylki Carr's seventh benefit la Hotly Cron High School of San Antonio raised bringing to almost the total money she has obtained for the school Supertramp supporting its new AAM album with a lour - month tour of U.S. and Canada Sylvers performed for 00 handicapped children at a spettal Las Vegas show. Chin Williamson, Olivia artist. headlines at Frost Audit. Kum in the Culver City sedion of LA Saturday (6) la Women On Wheels lemma' concert pro- motion company. Stars Of Swing Era Shape Tour LOS ANGELES -Three personal managers have collaborated to set up a tour this summer which will combine the talents of Tex Beneke and his Glenn Miller -styled orchestra with vocals by Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly. Richard Hecker. representing Rencke; Joe Shribnsan, O'Connell's mentor. and Johnny Brown, who guides Eberly's career. report the trek will start June with the three acts performing as headliners at the Rose Festival in Portland. Ore. Other dates firmed include Wolf Trap at Vienna, Va.. July 6: the Ravinia Festival in Chicago Aug. 0 and others in the Midwest before Labor Day. Beneke was a star of the late Glenn Millers band. singing and playing tenor saxophone. O'Connell and Eberly clicked as vocalists with the late Jimmy Dorsey 's orchestra. All were major successes on records throughout the big band era. Booking the three -act troupe is Tom Shells in Los Angeles via his Pint Crest Productions. He also goes hack to the swing era. Milwaukee public relations sen. consultants. who has spearheaded the jazz /blues financing program for Schlitz points out that this year's New Orleans fest for the first time will feature a black gospel tent. On each weekend night at prices ranging from approximately $8 to $0. events will be held in venues ranging from the local auditorium to the S.S. President Talent which will appear at night includes: Ella Fitzgerald with the Tommy Flanagan Trio. Roy Eldridge, Al Belletto, Eubic Blake. Wallace Davenport All -Stars, the Zion Harmonizers. Louis Cottrell. Ronnie Kole. Alvin Alcorn. Kid Thomas & the Preservation Hall Band. Sonny Rollins. Charlie Mingus. the Henry Butler Group. Allen Toussaint rma Thomas. Clifton Chenier, Natalie Cole. Willie Tcc. the Crusaders and the James River Movement. Gene Peters. Schlitz president calls the link with the Louisiana festival a beneficial one growing in popularity. Barkin says that Schlitz would help underwrite some major talent principally jazz. in the Milwaukee Festival of Arts June 8-0. For the second year. Schlitz is the primary financial force in Winston -Salem, S.C., and Memphis, where festivals began last year. The Memphis Sept. -4 blues and jazz fete will again highlight local as well as national performers. while the Winston -Salem bash Sept. - (Continued on page 9) Valli Tour His Last With The 4 Seasons LOS ANGELES -Frankie Valli is making a "farewell tour" with the Four Seasons in five key nightclubs this week to help introduce the group as an independent entity. Also on the tour to participate m interviews is Bob Gaudio, the Seasons' producer who retains part ownership of the group with longtime lead singer Valli. The Four Seasons' "Oh What A Night" was a hit single without Valli on vocal lead. Valli, who was an original founder of the group along with Gaudio, will now concentrate exclusively on a solo career. The Four Seasons now consists of Gerry Polci. John Paiva. Lee Shapiro and Don Ciccone. t plays the Roxy here Wednesday (), Chicago's vanhoe Theatre Thursday (4). Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta Sunday (7). New York's Bottom Line Monday 8) and the Bijou in Philadelphia Wednesday (9). The group's Warner -Curb album "Helicon" is due this month. Denis Pregnolato of Anonymous Management continues to represent the Sea - sons. Peggy Lee Tapes st Polydor Album LONDON -After a long period of inactivity on records in which she recovered from a severe fall in New York, Peggy Lee returned with a roar here March when Polydor recorded her live at the London Palladium for a two -disk album to be released in late spring. Lee was produced by Ken Barnes. who last year supervised albums featuring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. To Do Film LP Plugs By ROMAN S( 7 xis NEW YORK -Newly rejoined Yes member Rick Wakeman took time off recently from recording the groups next album in Switzerland. where he lives. to come to New York to promote his latest LP "White Rock" A soundtrack LP accompanying a film about the nnsbruck Winter Olympics Games. "White Rock" is Wakeman'ssecond major scoring effort. after "Lisztomania" He says that the two film soundtracks are the culmination of a long apprentice- A ship in film scoring which saw him Rick Wakeman: Platinum keyboard involved in earlier film projects artist rejoins Yes. Now, he says, he is concentrating on his work with Yes. to finish up the forthcoming LP and plan the supporting tour, both set for late spring, early summer. "White Rock" was a change for Wakeman. in that unlike many of his previous heavily orchestrated LPs this one is almost : xclusively keyboards "with a but of percussion.' Wakeman says that the film was scored in parts. which were later spliced to form the whole soundtrack. For the album version. almost everything was rerecorded. Wakeman's solo efforts are released by A &M, while his work with Yes is released by Atlantic. " am one of those lucky buggers who are signed to two labels," he says. -That has tremendous advantages.' He says, "l know. especially on the road. if go into some town, where maybe 'm being played more than the hand. or the other way around. a certain amount of competition goes on up and down the line, with each trying to get me the best support." Wakeman adds that though he has used Yes members for his individual LPs, he has had no contractual difficulties because of this. Wakeman says that he rejoined Yes recently after hitting it off with his old mates who invited him to perform on some tracks of the new LP. The invitation came. he says. when he was in between projects. uncertain whether to work on mixing a live double LP. begin a new solo LP. or work on a new score. Patrick Moraz had just left Yes. Wakeman was called. because he had been with the group for a long time. and it was felt he would be able to fit in easier than someone new. At the time wasn't sure. had left the band because didn't like the direction musically in which it was going. But when went over to Switzerland. they played me some demos. and it was like back to'fragilc' and'yessongs.' t was songs, and good playing." he says. The following day we had a party and decided there and then that we would restart the band. ronically after left the first time there were so many legal problems and hustles. that legally had never left. "Yes was a limited company. and was still a legal member the day went back. t solved a lot of problems actually because the problems still hadn't been sorted out from three years previously. n one respect it saves a lot of people a lot of money." Wakeman says the LP Ycs is working on, tentatively called "Going For The One will be released in June. with a rare Yes single "Won - derous Stories," hopefully released a few weeks earlier. He notes that the album. with its shorter cuts, and more melody. will be easier to program on FM radio. as opposed to some of the long ponderous things Yes has put out prey i ouch. Wakeman says that after the Yes album is finished he will stay in Montreux to do a solo LP. and then in July come to the States to prepare for a Yes tour through America. Canada. Europe. and possibly Brazil that should take up the rest of the Year. Wakeman says that on large tours with a great many people, it is very difficult to make money. admitting that he lost S0.000 on the "Journee To The Center Of The Earth" tour. where he traveled with a large orchestra. We knew we would average 0,000 to.000 audiences on that tour, and that we would lose money. My accountant estimated the loss ai about quarterofa million dollars. or maybe a little bit more. asked him how much money did have, and he said 'a quarter of a million. maybe a little bit more.' So said fine. that's what want to spend it on. But people supported me on the tour. and they supported me on the album, especially in America. Wakeman says that it is simpler to gauge touring costs with a group like Yes. because it is almost assured a sellout wherever it plays. This allows for an estimated gross to be calculated. and then tour expenses are worked out from there. "Obviously where many bands have the problem, and where had the problem when was touring alone. was that didn't know how many people would show up. On the last tour we could go out to the West Coast and sellout,000 tickets, and then go to someplace like St. Louis and sell only.000 tickets." New On The Charts_ CODY JAMESON -Brooklyn"-80 Jameson is a seasoned songstress who has waked dubs. Las Vegas and venous lelevaron shows, though under a different professional identity The newest development in her career a songwnemg though she did not wade this debut single la Atco t was produced by bey Aver - back and Velton Ray Bunch for Mike Post Pro- ductions. which has previously scored top 0 hits with Post, the Defranco Family, Mason Wil hams and the First Edition. Jameson was born in New York and reared in Miami Beach. She a now rving in Los Angelo. ',hue she a managed by Ron Mason of Neil Rosen and Sons. () Agency (gyre sentalan S pending. "Brooklyn" is like Mary Macgregois "torn Between Two Lovers" on that both are MOR bai lads that present a direct woman's statement The lacks the country appeal d that huge No ha. but has mote d a dramatic. elegant edge

33 f we could have gotten Al Capone, we'd have sent him on an FM Promotional Tour. Now you might think that's a pretty obscure reference, but it's just our way of saying that for a band like Lavender Hill Mob, we pull out the stops. This is a hot one. This one is happening. And we're putting everything we've got behind it. Since day one, their album has gotten very heavy, national FM airplay. Walrus reviewed the Lavender Hill Mob as a special merit album. The Village Voice gave it a rave. n Montreal, where they're from, they are adored much the way San Francisco once lavished affection on its local bands. And there isn't any idea we won't consider. We're going to do everything we can to keep it spreading. The Lavender Hill Mob has arrived. On United Artists Records and Tapes. í. L

34 4 LOS ANGELES -Sarah Vaughan ovcrjuhhed at Wall Heider fix her forthcoming Atlantis L'. Marty Page producing and trap knot at the board Fleetwood Mac was also un mixing a new single. ken Caillas enginccnng. Frank Zappa continues reads ins his le LP at the Record Plant. recorded at New York's Palladium last kti-cmber Bob Vlargonde«produacd Buc dancer at Mahhus ndigo Ranch- Bub Monaco finished up Slash for Curtom at Conway Studios. Lonnie Thomas and Howard Weiss hast been named to the new s rinsed protmon of research and sound consultants at Cherokee Studio, Jerry Goldstein prepped Eloise laws at the ABC Stuidios. Robert k. "heel. president of the Burbank Studios, mdicates the first yuan. of this scat may be its bug gent m in the -year hutors with all post -production sound tanhtiet in constant use since Jan Rod Stewart will begin recording his new alhum at Burbank with Tom Dowd again producing. Out of town notes Velvet Comte) was in at Jack Clement. Nat/mile. working on its second LP. Billy Sherrill engineering the sessions Also. MGMìPolydor artist (sky Clark was there with independent producer Milton Blackford; and RCA artist Mete Y'nung ass, produced n Roy Den. General manager Jim Vt illiamson reports the new 4 -track installation has been well ravened. Northern Recording, Sla,nard. Mass, was the scene of a concert broadcast of Chuck McDermott and Whealslran which was aired Wednesday (9) on WTK -0.7 FM. Similar line broadcasts may he in the offing for the studio. A recent project al the Pat Apple - son Recording Studio in North Miami was production of 00 fiveminute programs of 900 projected during the next l': years for C.E. Edwards Associates in Memphis for a nationwide radio syndication of '-Perlin Husky's Country Memories.- Appleton is a veteran radio man who opened a -track recording studio in North Miami a year ago and has been specializing in radio and tv syndicated commercials as well as radio programs. Sound Shop president. Craig Deltsehmann. recently wrote and produced a series of.d. jingles for the state of Nebraska. which marks the fourth state tourism package that has been created at the Nashville studio. Other states now include ndiana. Kentuck, and Tennessee. The Hit Machine in San Diego has been buss Many L -ilt. president and produce, recently completed producing l.inda Pam s first single at John Meiner', Studio in San Diego: David Compton', LP is in the final mixing stages. Phar0e Napsaek's first single; and Quiet Fire', first single which will he the first Hot Machine label single. Quiet Fire side, were asst at Studio West. Sudden Rush Recording Studio. Riverdale. N.Y., formerly available to outside booking. will be now used sole) for the expansion and promotion of the company's catalog of songs. Sound business SEudio Track 7 New L.A. Studio LOS ANGELES -The Hope St. Studio is a new 6 -track facility here. Located at 607 North Ave.. sen ices offered include radio production to album masters and soundtracks. B, J tttvlauch Bo Diddcy dripped tint. or- nuaudy Sound, the new Warren. R... studio and cut wo,ides Philippe Wynn, former Spinner, lead singer, wrapped up a debut solo single at New York's Atlantic Recording Studio. Fnghat producer Nick Jameson has been mining and editing his lint solo LP ai Sunsreader Recording Studios, ihar..n. n Austin. Tea. Reelsound's remote bus re- corded Santon Hagar at Armadillo World Hcadquart.% for "Rock Around The World" radio syndication Frederick MOM completed pro- ducing a new disco group single called Lady Lowe for Chimneysile Records ai Malaita Sound Studios, Jackson, Miss Final mixing was completed on Caroline Peytons new.p at Gilfoy's Sound. Bloomington. nd. Mark Bingham producing and %lark Hood at the controls. Capricorn's Tbbie ( ;ray was in at Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals. Ala. recording his new album Jim Quinn produced %cgwfes lane at kingsmill Recording Studio, Columbus. Ohio Mountain Fan Studio. Boulder. Colo. was the scene recently of an "ln wssiom- filming for a KW'GN Channel special on Alaska's singer, s.ngwriser Mike Burton. Ridge Sound has opened in Philadelphia as a new multi- senice stu Jwo n 'ashsillc. Conway Twisty and Loretta Lsnn did some mining on an MCA duet.p at Bradley's Barn. Owen Bradley produsing Buddy Killen produced Bill Anderson and Man ns Turner ai h Sound Shop, Nashville 'Hayride Buys Stevens Facility NASHVLLE -The Ray Stesens Sound Laboratory of Nashville has been purchased by the "Louisiana Haynde." The purchase pnce was nut fini. but indications are that t was approximately According to David Kent. president of the 0 -year -old country music show- and broadcast, the studio will continue to he used for independent production as well as the creation of radio and television jingles and commercul libraries, but will also serve as the Nashville office of the "Haynde" and its artists. Renamed the Sound Lab. nc.. Harold Shedd will serve as president /producer and Donnie Hill. sales manager. Both were formerly with Nashville Sound Studio. Charlie Tallent and Jim Cotten will serve as engineers Beginning this month, the "Louisiana laynde," now carried over KWKH in Shreveport. La.. will be syndicated by more than 00 radio stations. The initial group of stations are un Tennessee. Louisiana, Texas. Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico. Mississippi. Alabama. Georgia and South Carolina. The primary coy crage area of the stations will exceed persons and will he spo n- sxcd by a major chain of discount stores. The Louisiana show was first broadcast in 948 and was dubbed the "Cradle of the Stan-." Former "Hayride" regulars are pictured in the Country Music Hall of Fame, including Hank Williams. Red Sovine. Johnny Cash, Webb Pierce and Kitty Wells, among others. Automation At U.K. Pye By PETER JONES LONDON -Pye's new studio in London, opened recently, is the first in the U K. to install CARE -Cadac Automated Remis Equipment. An all -British invention. CARE was designed and developed by Adrian Kcrndge and Robin Branshury of the Cada: compam. Basically it is a system of data stoeage which stores and reineses the settings of functions on a minting console when these are capable of üc awitra4 t encompasses a new system, the V -Cat and has. according to Kemdge. -'been designed by people who closely understand the recording industry All along Rohm Branshury. who has lived with the project and who designed V -Cat. has had the musically c realise engineer in mind -t is in basis a simple system and is certainly the most not effective one of its kind.- he adds. Previous attempt, at automation in recording systems hase suffered from the severe compromises inherent in soluge control amplification. pamcularh when the control element ts working hard and when the soilage controlled element has to produce considerable gain. U sing V -CAT, it u claimed. leaves the engineer with no worries about the constraints of having to pay loser than normal attention to keeping the faders in the optimum control region in order to.sad intrust, c distortion and noise. Storage medium is r floppy disk which can be shipped with the twoinch muster and the system. with ca- pacity to meet any studio need. has a hard error rate with a significant data area where one might get one in 00 mixes The computer contains two micro-processors running in integrated mode. Si). in effect. they talk to each other. and is built with an eye on great flexibility. The CARE system also accommodates other console functions as option, on the basic unit Functions which can be automated include echo-send return levels, panning. folubackeve6.equaloauonsettings and signal routing. Each piece of equipment can accommodate 8 analagous functions Kemdge. a working studio engineer as well as chairman of the Cadac company. says: We began work on this project about 8 months ago and have had numerous meetings with Pye engineers. once it was established they would he the first company to use CARE. to get the system into practical operation." To Vie For Clement Cup NASHVLLE -the management of the Jack Clement Recording Stu- dios is establishing a precedent in the Nashville recording ndust. with the announcement of an award to he known as the Clement Cup. The cup will he presented to an artist and producer who has recorded. at the Clement Studios. a No. record in any of the three major trade charts in any field of music fs a solid sterling silver mint julep cup that will be engraved with the name of the artist. producer and song title. "We just thought it was time to let people know about the number of No. records that are cut at Clement Studios." says Jim Williamson. general manager of the studios. Talent Music a Business, Says George McRae MAM -Singer George McRae adsisa aspiring young performers to consider entertainment as a business and get proper management. McRae recently changed manages and signed with Ray Perret and Michael Lang of Woodstock whose handled the careers of Joe Cocker and the Band He's hoping to change his image. making him as well known in the US as he is in other areas of the world. (McRae has received gold records in South Africa. Germany. England. Holland. Sweden. Canada. Spain and Finland.) His first single "Rock Your Baby- hit No. in nations and sold more than million records within a year. " dont have an image here at home yet the - year -old singer says. "Sure hase a following among blacks and r&h stations. but pop and MOR audiences just don't know who am. 've been awns from the U.S too long.." For the next few months McRae will concentrate on personal appearances in major U.S. cities on college campuses and in concert to promote his single "Sus With Your Baby." This new single has the potential tocrost the hoard in air play and this is the type of record need right cons." McRae. who signed with Henry Scone's T.K. Productions in 968. was just about to give up the record business. " recorded two real dads." he says smiling And although he provided studio backup vocals for such T.K. artists as Latimore and Gwen McRae and for Criteria producers Ron and Howard Albert. he was so disheartened that he chucked the music scene and returned to college where he majored in business and law en forcement However. in 974. he backed inn "Rock Your Baby" written by H.W Casey and Rick Finch (K.C. & the Sunshine Band). LSi9nins] Bern. Dols su-piac rod group, to MG. 8_ n 0h Century. Clock Yaapue.. Lie Ladd. to Magia Artists to booking. Barbra Sbenand s kid sister tot.k Records rastas to T Kdistributed Raton... fadedwad to Regency Artists for booking... Yester- day And Today, tondos rusts, to adman Masse for publishing PAW. owed Cleveland rod poop Managed by lack Craciun to Don Costa for produdon d five album Eddie Naar. whose 'Hey There Bs SARA LANE Lonely Gad" was once a minion selling single. to Satsoul Rands with his debut 4 rpm. smgfe. "Thu Wit Be A Night To Remember" coming out in both 7 men and?.''n version Parker, Rumour Scratch Tour CHCAGO -A US. tour by Graham Parker and Rumour. scheduled to begin Wednesday () in Portland. Ore. has been cancelled. according to Mercury Records. Partas label. A source at the company says Parker has postponed the US, dates while his band's sound is perfected. Rumour includes horns for the first time now. and guitarist Bnnsley Schwartz has been dl. Approximately one dozen data had been firmed, among them two headlining nights at L.A.'s Rosy. Rescheduling has not been n- nounced. George McRae: Crossing over to a U.S. image after a - million selling single. -Actually K.C. had wanted Bett Wright. Latimorc or Timmic Thomas to record the tune. but the were all busy doing their own thing and no one wanted it McRae sass " was so desperate at that point would hase sung anything to get a record out." Although McRae recorded "Rod Your Baby" in two takes. he re searched the most effective way k, present it- asking his mother. siste' and "lady friends" for opinions. He says. "they all told me to sing i soft and dreams. and not to emulai the hard. loud funk music that wi so popular at the time. His current -inch n Motion- from the mond Touch- LP released in an has been on Billboaadi Disco Chan for the t was produced by of "More. More. M Philly Fest Ballooning nto Event l'lalillf A h hat sua onginally planned as an August Music (esuval at the city -sponsored Robin Hood Dell East has been expanded to offer almost two months of star -studded jan_ soul. gospel and ethnic musical concerts this summer. Along with the.000 -seat Robin Hood Dell where the Philadelphia Orchestra pecxnts a six -week classical concert season. the seal outdoor Dell East launches a - concert season on July with the Benny Goodman Sextet. singer Alisha Kashi and the Mickey Cop - pola orchestra The musical names for Monday nights will include Lionel Hampton (July S): Mercer Ellington with the Duke Ellington band plus Arthur Prysock (Jul, : Lou Rawls (Aug ): Maynard Ferguson band with singer Deneice Williams (Aug- S: Count Basic. the Teenier, (Aug. ): Duty Gillespie. Earl Hines. Billy Eckstine (Aug. ). The concerts, taking only a S ticket for general admission with reserved seats down front going for S. are scheduled for Monday. Wednesday and Friday nights. in- between nights are rain dates. The serres was arranged by Theodore Jordan. deputy commissioner and director of the Dell East Program. With Aug. 7 and still open.+ Jordan has sis for Wednesday nights "Gospeler ma -with Shirley Caesar, Mighty Clouds of Joy and Barrett Sisters (Jul, 7): -Gospeleramawith Andre Crouch. Walter and Trumaine Hawkins with Mary' Mason of WHAT as MC (Aug.4j.

35 A THREE CHART ALBUM n the coming weeks, you will find the new Ronnie Laws album on the Pop charts, the R &B charts and the Jazz charts. t's music for everyone. FRENDS AND STRANGERS. THE BRLLAN NEW RONNE CEO LAWS LBO M Produced bwayne He,ders«,. b BNA 7C --

36 Billboard SPECAL SURVEY For Week Endung 4//77 Top Boxoffice Talent p,c cai ar r.,, toe MC/00,,e anr mea, ekctror:c mecnan,cai wì.flen Cem,sSn Oi Me CvC':s!' te ARTST -Pianoter, Facday oases [;ruratf' /Ott OUt rt +c(.v,_! Total Ticket Saks Ticket Price Scale Gross Recepts Arenas (6,000 To 0 000) BOSTON,SAMMY HAGAR- Electric Factory Concerts. $pecti Pmladelpnia. Pa. April. () JETHRO TUWUW -Goss Country Concert Corp Cd. New Haven, Conn March. April () $6.0 $60470 $.00 $.406 MARSHALL TUCKER BAND /HEARTSFELD -Schon $ $0,000' Prod Arena. St Paul. Munn April l JETHRO TULL- Pestnal East nc Mem. Aud.844 $67 $76.99 Borah, N.Y. March 9 PARLAMENT FUNKADEUC /B00TSTT RUBBER 0.94 $607 $68,688 ROLLNG THUNDER REUNON - Bob Dylan (left) shows up for Ron. nee Blakley's engagement at the Roxy in L.A. Blakley, best known for her film role in Nashville, toured with Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue last year. BANO/GAP BAND- Feylme Presents nc ; L 6 E Prod ;Cellar Doti COMM Chit Center, Lakeland. Fla April 6 MARSHALL TUCKER RAND/HEARTSFELD $7 $67,90' Contemporary Prod Kiel Aud., St. Louis, Mo. April UNSAS /RREFALL- Daydream Prod. Dane County 9.90 $60 $64,70 Col Madison Wise, March 8 JETHRO TULL -Ruffmo 6 Vaughn. Mem. Aud $60,600` Syracuse. N Y March 0 BOB SEGER 6 THE SLVER BULLET BAND/ATLANTA 8,7 $6 -$7 $9,878 RHYTHM SECTON/STARZ -Entam ltd Lein tan Center. Leungton, Ky April 0 PARLAMENT FUNRADEUC /BOOTSY'S RUBBER 8.0E $607 $,7 BAND/GAP BAND -Ferber Presents nc /L 6 E Rod Civic Center Savannah, Ga. March L PARLAMENT FUNRADELC /BOOT"S RUBBER.44 $6S7 $48,88 BAND /GAP BAND- Feylme Presents nc /l 6 E Rod /Cellar Door Concern. Vet's Hem. Co). lacksomille. Fla. April GORDON LJGHTFOOT- festival East nc. Convention 6, 07.0 $46,60 Center. Niagara Falls. N Y April BOB SEGER L THE SLVER BULLET BAND /STARZ-.E0 $6 $ Eatam Ltd. Freedom Hall Cnic Center. Johnson City. Tenn April 4 PARLAMENT FUNRADEUC /BOOTSY'S RUBBER ,049 BAND /GAP BAND- Feyline Presents nc 'L 6 E Rod /Cellar Door Concerts, Sportatonum, Holtywood, Fla.. April Auditoriums (Under 6,000) JOHNNY MATNS -Ron Delwin, Avery Fisher Hall $08,00' NYC April... () JOHNNY MATHS- Electric Factory Concerts. Academy 0 Music Philadelphia, Pa.. Mach $7 0 $9.0 $7,67 () KANSAS /DERRNGER -Ron Detsener. Palladium $6 0$7.0 $48.000' NY C. Apo () 4 CHCK COREA RETURN TO FOREVER FEATURNG 6.8 $ $4,9 STANLEY CLARKE -Bill Graham. Comm Theatre. /.ii, Cn, Áp : BOB SEGER 6 THE SLVER BULLET BARD /ATWTA 4.99 $607 0,97 RHYTHM SECTON /STURZ -Entam ltd. Col Greensboro. No Cardin. April 6 GEORGE BENSON /MME RPERTON- Friedman 6.64 $ ,40 Johnston Olson Aud.. Tacoma, Wash_ March () 7 CREECH i CHONG /MARTN MBLL- Brass Ring.400 $ $.78' Prod Theatre. Royal Oak Wilt, April () t CORRUE DANEVS BAND /ATLANTA RHYTHM.49 $70 $,80 SECTON /LAN -Danny Meshy Enterprses, Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh. Pa- March 0 9 ELVN R0840P /PABLO WSE/STALLON- MwmngSun Prod.. Chic Aud. Stockton, lad,680 $ ,0 March 0 0 TODD RUNDOWN'S UTOPA -Bui Graham 'Yinitrard San Francora Cald April i $,6 ll MARSHALL TUCKEK MSDoOHN HAMMOND- 4,000 $ $0,70- Daydream Prod Quandt Fietdhouse_ Stevens Pant. Woo Apra GROVER WASHNGTON AL- Electric Factory Concerts Academy Of Huso, Philadelphia. Pa..99 $047 0 $9.46' April) DAVE MASON /JENNFER WARNES -Festival East inc Theatre Buhalo N y March,090 $ 0 $6.0 $8.790 M ALAN ARMATRADNG/MCNAE FLANKS- Electric.00 Factory Concerts Tower Theatre Philadelphia. Pa ,707' April CHCK COREA LETUR TO FOREVER FEATURNG STANLEY GLUME- Friedman 6 Johnston. Comm.9 $ 6$7 6 $7,67 Carter Theatre Sacramento, Cid Aped 6 GERESS -loan Bauer Concerts. Paramount.779 $6 07 $709 Northwest. Seattle. Wash Aped 7 LED SPEEDWAGOR/LE0S. DMMOND- Contemporary,060 Rod $-$6 hors Fritz $6 Shrine Mosque. Spnngtield. Mt.. April B dpyd 9 U BOB SEGER K THE SLVER BULLET BAND /STARZ-.0 $ 06.0 $6.6 Entam Ltd.. Mosque. Rehmond, Ya. Mach AN UM/TOM GAP{R- Daydream Rod. Peformmg lets Center. Milwaukee, Wec. March 0, $ $,86 TO TODD RUROBBOPS UTOPA-BA Graham. Aud. Sacramento, C. Apra.40 $4 6 $6.6 $,487 mussance/ga uatut A l to- Fey6ne dal- Presents nc /CU. Program Council. Mack, And.. A L ere Bazlder. Cob., April pd BUNAL6AYS /CHEAPQ -Fun Rod_ CHM And. Santa Monica. Cold And 8 $6 07 $4, $7 0 $407 Talent n Action GARY WRGHT Palladium, New lurk. There were a lot of interesting things to see and hear at Wright's April concert here. but unfortunately Wright himself was not one of them. Wright is a pleasant enough looking and sounding individual, but his 0'mmute appear- ance lust didn't have the spark and charisma one erpects from a headline act. Oresxd in a red lumpsurt and playing portable keyboards he had strapped around his neck, he seemed to circle rather aimlessly around the stage as he delivered his 0 songs. Wright's music was backed by a tour-mar band, which included three other keyboard plat ers and a drummer Best songs included -Wo ensigr" and his big hit 'Dream Weaver." t is a sort of space boogie, that would have been substantially improved with the harder, crisper sound of an electric guitar As it was, the wall of dripping notes that the band produced. was dstinguished mainly by good effort from the drummer What was interesting to watch was the over ftomrng smoke machine that buried the front fows of the audience as well as the stage- The backdrop was also interesting. showing a canny of starry, spacey scenes. But most eccding were the two women background singers, dressed in red and white sou outfits. who had more spunk and presence than the rest of the band com bond Opening the show was Manfred Mann's Earth Band. which was reviewed here recently ROMAN KOZAK HAWA CONTEMPORARY MUSC FESTVAL,Veal Blaisdell Center.4 repo. Honolulu This second annual festival showcasing home -grown sland talent was an artistic and commerual success. spotlighting pyw Ha. marlin muse for an audience of 8,000. Featured mere tour acts. each offering ddterent strokes or drierent fdks- HokuA'a, a quintet named after the Payne- Voyaging Society's Halai latahiti came. demonstrated a fine sense of music and Tyr scam Basically a studio act (a few of its mem. bas already belong to other sland Vaups). Ho kub a lacked presence. but provided a stunning set of acaustrcal songs knked with the canoe that made the trio from Hawaii to Tahiti and back The Brothers Cazimer, a duo consisting of Robert and Roland Canmero (who had been starring at Waikcku s Sheraton Hotel), stole the sn6a with an hourlong set of Hawaan lavor (Conunued on pare 40) Brewery Budget Conrtnued from page 8: will be held principally downtown. Performers for Milwaukee and the two Southern cities are being negotiated for by George Weill. who handles talent scheduling for the Schlitz- underwritten events (Billboard. June HAVENS TAPED -Richie Havens is captured on videotape as he entertains Brooklyn College students in the school's television studio. Brooklyn College Opening TV Studio To Pro Talent By. DCK NUSSF:K NEW YORK -Brooklyn College is making available its elaborate broadcast television facilities to contemporary music artists in the hope of developing a series of taped concerts for non -commercial use. According to guidelines established by the college. artists are being asked to perform free of charge in return for exposure on either the municipal VHF Channel. Manhattan Cable Television or the PBS network. or all three outlets. The caliber of the act will determine the number of shows broadcast, and by which venue," the guidelines state. The program was put together by the staffs of the colleges Vanguard magazine. its radio station and the school's tv center. Brooklyn College. part of the City Univ. of New York, will assume the costs of the studio. a half -hour color tape (two-inch quad or three -quarter inch cassette), technicians and other studio -related costs. f the artist wants more time, there will be an additional $0 Trost for tape. The college expects the artist to pay all transportation costs to and from the taping. Tentative dates for taping are April 8 and 0. May 4-6. May and May -7. The college's production crew is also prepared to tape artists on location at suitable sites in the New York City area, provided the artist or his sponsor assumes all costs for the external production. Executive producers are Greg Sioris of the magazine staff and Lloyd Jassin. music director of WBCR, the campus radio station. All technical aspects will be handled by the Graduate Television Center of Brooklyn College. Facilities include RCA TK 44 color cameras. an RCA BC -00 board with stereo capability, echo. equalization and 6 inputs. and 0 separate light fixtures to be arranged at the act's direction. Props and scenery are available from the college drama department. The act is promised a copy of the finished tape for "non -commercial viewing purposes;' the college adds. n the past- Stan Getz, Richie Havens. Michael Urbaniak. Eubie Blake and others have taken advantage of the college's facilities, but this is the first attempt to launch a full -stale production schedules. nterested parties may contact Sioris or Jassin at () or College Radio Sessions Continued from page 6 jackets distinctively. to cutting a distinctive pattern in the records center hole no the record could only be played on a station turntable. Tannenbaum said that the members of the board of his station had the right to inspect what anyone was carrying out of the station's studios. and that several signs were prominently pasted warning of this policy. The session also veered into a discussion of what Tannenbaum called 'ALA jockey education" -how to make certain that a deejay did not play only the records that suited his own tastes, but instead followed the needs of the station and its listeners. He advised music directors to keep detailed lists of what was being played and to meet periodically with disk jockeys to review their playlists, so that any unpleasant patterns could be detected. "Everybody can play his own record collection at home. but that's not what you want-" he said. "t's important to have it there in black and white." Several members of the audience said they had difficulty getting their dccyan to tiilloos station policy about what music they should play. "f they're honest about radio and their work, they'll work on it and improve" Tannenbaum replied. "f they're not doing the job. get rid of them. "Sure. most of us aren't commercial stations. and these are volunteers and they don't have jobs. But there are rules and regulations in the way you run a radio station. f someone comes to and keeps dropping a cassette recorder on the floor. you don't keep them around. f you have a deeps who plays Poco 7% of the time and he won't change. why keep him around: "" But Tannenbaum made a plea for the widest possible range of music to be played. consistent with a station's format. 'The playlists on commercial stations are getting higher and tighter," said the young music director. who moonlights on a N.Y. area commercial station himself. "We on college stations are the only ones who can play a greater variety of music and break new artists. That's something college radio stations can do for record companies, and we should take advantage of it." 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37 Talent L Talent n Action r New On The(has_ Continued front page 4 rtes. Thews was an inspired performance. inning comedy with pure, rich falsetto notes. Obmana. a duo consisting of Jerry Santos and Robert Beaumont, offered its brand of met on. foti oriented Hamacan musc They earned headliner status on the strength d a stdtselling album on the Seabird Sound label which e an sland dasso Booga Booga, known for its sometimes raunchy Hamacan comedy, acted as emcees hosts. and prended sketch atter sketch of pidgin- English humor GGY POP Palladium, Neu- York WAYNE NARADA n his hour onstage March 9. ggy did not throw himself into the audience. cut hrmsen wdh glass or Mr. up onstage with him. said not a David Bowe. who was word nor sang a note But farts of heavy metal got everything they wanted and mace What ggy did was to snarl at the audience, contort himself into porous positrons. hit the Roo a lee times, and howl and bite out mam while ha band played had and havy behind hum t was a fascinating experience. both m the watching and the haring. Though Pop has a yew LP out on RCA, 'The diot,' the bulb of the teemed he performed was from ha wilier pen ads These are superior songs and under Bowies direction they sounded musically cleaner than betone ncluded in the set were such ggy Pop Gas sea as' Raw Power." %7." "Gimme Danger. " 'Search And Destroy," and i Manna Be You Although some of the fans recognized Bone when he walked onstage. he was not introduced until the very end Throughout the sel Bowie Q played the organ and upped on a bottle of beer. CC O M lust another member of the band. But Bowie a such a compelling figure, even when he rs not doing much. that he was detract- mg nonetheless. Not That its easy to steal a m show from Pop n rn uri a ROMAN ROZAK KOOL & THE GANG JMMY CASTOR BUNCH EMOTONS Felt Forum. Neu. York A young boisterous crowd (idled the down town halt March to view perhaps the best soul bhp the city has had so fa this year Kool b the Gang the headliner, has been one of New York's most consistently popular soul attrac tens for almost 8 years and its entrance brought the hyperactive crowd to ids feet. Due to the overall length of the show the Gang's set was out to 0 minutes but no one in the mad seemed to mind as the band did most of its recent hits including "Hollywood Swing my"-jungle Boogie' and 'Open Sesame." Highlight of the snsang set was Summer Mad- Bubb. ww Fois ' The Most Complete Disco Supplier in the World Wrote nor Free Catalog Dealer nquiries nvited CAPTOL STAGE UGHTNG CO., NC. 09 West 6th Street!! New York.N Y toot9 () ng: a mt on tune that glees the band s chance to display its deep Piz roots Kool b the Gangs biggest problem a that in spde of considerable musical talent and eaperi erice d lacks the natural flaw for showmanship that marks truly gnat bands. This deficiency was particutarty obvious after seeing Jimmy Cas tor. one of soul music's most gifted showmen Castor's 4 minute sel would have been diffi- cult for anyone to follow as the New Yorker Oa played his diverse talents as a composer, hu moat, savoalronist,.ocatat and percussnnat. The seven song sel featured the comical Bee tba Butt Booge. a beautiful medley ol Thom Bed Linda Creed songs and E Man Boogie." a tend salsa influenced closing number The Emotions opened the show mrth a 4 minute set that seemed much longer Though these three attractive young ladies are excellent singers and they have some good swigs. they show was ruined by thee less thanmedaae backup band The problem a very noticeable since the group a backed by sane of the cot standing muscuns from Earth. Wind 6 Fee to its current Columba album. Also on the brit was Demme Wilkens who has been reviewed here recently MARTN MULL MOVES Leer. ngeles ROBERT FOND R Best known to the masses as wife beating Garth Gamble on the "Mary Hartman" teteva ore series, Mull showcased ha coined[ and musical talent March 4 to a parted hysterically laughing packed house that de Throughout he 0- minute set Mull in eel re- ferred to rock- deco, folk and soul muso as garbage and played ha brand of fight bossa nora and mrdtempo doges. What made Mulls set so outrageously funny and musically sea- hung was ha ladback approach and delivery As the cudain opened Mull is comfortably seated in a deep maroon armchair- dapperly dressed n a mote three piece sud. cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other. He remained in that positron the entee evening, bending for- ward only to may ha guitar. And while the audience kept yelling out to him, Mull countered beautifully with some pen etrating ad fibs, all delnered in ha soon taneous nonchalant manner When someone re- quested an oldie of ha Mull answered, "f Corwin were up here performing you'd yell Get- tysburg Address. He opened he set wdh "toure Not Lae a parody of the Jesse Colter song that warmed the crowd rmmedratey. And he kept up Ne in tense humor the entre show without faltering Drawing upon Oa coy sense of offbeat humor satire and general nonsense. Mull incorporated songs of the same nature into the act He del some new maternal from his ABC album 'm Everyone Ever Loved" nstead of resisting to Polish pokes, Mull de tided on a Polish blues number. The result was a nsualy madcap scene as he donned a pair of *Me glom- turned the guitar upsde down and backwards and began strumming. n ha satire on disco. "Get Up. Get Down,' Mut confirms that he'd rather remain seated and ha favorite dance was the 'nothing' Accompanying Mull were a female keyboard - ot, female drummer, a basustgurtanst who seemed as visualy sod as Mull was vocally. Mull is a subtle and refreshng artist who can sun cesslully combine zany comedy with ntellrgent satirical music Openng the show wdh a 40- minute set. the Males. an Arista act, uhl a raudeetban Meatmu to complement its muse. Led by keyboard at Mike Morgan. the Movies play fun-sounding rock that makes one want to lump in one's seal and clap. Yet the group showed its serious side me some emoten packed ballads such as in Better Wages. Setter Oars,- a the unemployment problem LES McCANN Paul's,stall. B00r stirring ode to ED DAMSON McCann's rolling blues- derived per sound Dulled in March 8 foe a so-night engagement The roam was pmmed for the first sel on Mosel night The set was a laity familiar coltecton of McCann compositions. "Morning" and -Com- pared To What," the two most widen -known songs in his repertoire, were ncluded in the 90- minute stint and prompted the expected surge in audience involvement. But only after a little Mt of coaxing. McCann's fast attempt to get everyone to pm in on the charts to "Compared To What' produced only a few half hearted murmurs Wart a minuter he screamed, and the muso stopped Cod 'You're supposed to say the words *nth exaggerated ebcutron and he recited That nitrat drffculty m getting the folks to play the gene taken care d. McCann served up a tanking minute rendition of he biggest hit Other hrghbghts of the - number set included -Arythmg To Stay Hine." which featured a long percussion sequence, and a recent slow tune "Wee Dot Cafe," horn his upcoming LP Musa Lets Me Be" The new abum, scheduled ton re lease neat month, will be NcCaann's fast since switching labels to ABC mpulse from Atlanta McCanns muse. because of its strong alte glance to blue /gospel mots, has a tendency to sound much the same ron one song to the neat. especially those wdh a faster tempo But McCann's various keyboards. driven on by Jimmy Rowser's rock steady bass and Kern Johnson's powerhouse drums hart an un hungry buoyant propulsion that kept things rotting nghl on through the encore, Mann Gaye s What's Gam On " A sold sat -enthuse antic applause throughout JM NCGLYNN DCK CLARK SHOW tlrgri tlouniuni. Lei Menge/es A lot of hods who don't dance. sung or play musical instruments lend to hide behind the talent of the acts they introduce But there was no mistaking the fact that Clark. with the Show case Theater packed to standing room. was in total Burge of ha sho March 9 when he saluted the rock O roll era rth Freddie Cannon, Jimmy Rodgers and the Coasters Although Magic Mountain usually can't hold an audience in the house for more then 40 min utes per show. Dick park was able to maintain complete interest for an bar lea The fast set The lineup d course had something to da with the successful presentation. but fudging by the re- adroe d the audience every time Clark stepped out on the stage. it was obvious that he was the star With ha timely wit and nostalgic remrna coxes backed by a rear screen proyection depotrng ha many years in show business. Clara held the audence in the palm of his hand. par toulary when he developed tamrty interest in the acts by first showing what they looked like on the American Bandstand or 0 years ago and then bringing them out as flashy costumes and the hairstyles of today. Freddie Cannon, who still looks young enough to be somebody's kid brother, a oar a grandfather, but he didn't act like one «hen he bopped around on stage encouraging the au- dience to get up and dance in the asks much to the chagrin of the thohes personnel who had to be concerned ant the fire hazard regulations. Jimmy Rodgers, mho a attempting a comeback and an probably make it wrth ha new maternal, managed to hold on to the thirtyah people in the theater with nu nostalgic "Hoeeycanb" and "Kisses Sweeten Than Wine," but lost a few members of the younger generation. Not so with the Coasters. Messer, who were sell able to control the audence ninth songs like 'Charle Brown` and Yakby Yak' which are now being done by renval'os groups LARRY OPPEN DON Copa. Brooklr'n.:Y -Y. Although Dan comes ronn the Bronx, it was a homecoming of sorts March at the Copa. a middle -class supper club in Brooklyn. The audience ranged from teenagers cele- brating a sweet 6 birthday to maned couples to aging matrons and they all wanted Dion to play ha old hits. For an hour he obliged them. He performed '"Runaround Sue-" 'Rube Baby." "The Wanderer-' and others including the more recent 'Abraham. Martin And John, in he -song sat Throughout the show Don was related, pk logy informing the audience that he was the one who taught Fonaio everything he knows At are point he invited three members of the au- dience to come out onstage to sng harmony on one of he songs. Backed by a tight rock band. m was obvious that Dion could have done much more new ma- tenal He seemed a little bored "nth ha old songs. But he is pan d malt history and he a gong to hare to perform ha odds for as long as he works GNO VANNELL Torn Hall. New York ROMAN KODAK Cannelli chose this small.00-seat hail and an unusual hour (Sunda, night at 9.0 March 0 for ha first Big Apple headline gig. The unique circumstances were most appropriate as na -* GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR -Hold Back The Night " The origin of this group ties into the demise of the rock club scene in Bndain Rumour gurtxw Bmnsley Schwarz and keybaardat Bob Andrews had been m Bnnslem guitarist Marto Belmont was formerly in Ducks Deluxe. basset Andrew Bodnar and drummer Stephen Goulding were in Bon Temps Raul. When Pater, 6. who fronts the Rumour on guitar and lead vocals, and the other fee members of the group met. they cut a demo which was played on a London radio show. That led to a.uldmrde contract wdh Phonogram. wdh US. datnbuhon through Mercury. which is wreath, on a hid singles streak with locc and Wdlam Beg Unlike other members of the act Parke hadn't worked with a band since he was. preferring to take odd pbs rather than endure the club mutt A few years ago he tried to enter the busrrress as a sob stet. but found himself on the slim end of the singer songwriter boom Parker, mho nodes the group s material. coraiders ha chief influences to be American brad mum clans like Aretha Franklin and Ore Redding, in addition to Bob Dylan and Van Manson The group's frost album. "Hower Wind.- was released last year This cut a from the second LP, "Heat Treatment.'- hich came out a few months ago promotonal EP. dubbed The Pink Parker. - t a also featured on a bur -song pink vinyl The Rumour's American manager a Alter Frye of AT. n New York (Z) The Eregisb manager is Dave Robinson in London, The agency is Premier Talent m New York, () Marinelli a a unique talent with a deastatmg impact A lid of thought apparently has gone unto Yannellrs nne act and it woks web Particularly effective a Vanneur s use of stage lighting to punctuate ha musc. As the muser changes tempo and feeling, so do the fights and the of led a quite nnpnesseee. Adding to the visual im pact a Vannelh himself who leaps around the stage as a combination dancer and conductor Vannellr's musc shows strong classical and lait mfluenca and all d ha compastmns are lyrncaby interesting. The backup band under the duration of Yanneors keyboardat brother. be, had no bassist or guitarot but tatares sex mus - mans playing a wide variety of electronic key- boards and drums Lie everything else about ha act Yemeni's voice a distinctive and mtnguing. He tus a wide range and hs race makes a good foal for ha compte. music Highspots of the concert came during most of Yannellrs more ambitious works such as "Storm At Sunup and 'Where Am Gong' where ha orch shat ons and theatrics seemed most effet the- The climax of the urne -song 8- minute set was a rigorous 0.mmute opus entitled -War Suite." While most of the audience spent much of the evening according him standing orations. Vanneth may not be everyone's um of la. Many people might find ha music and stage antics a bit eecessiee But lore hue or hate him. Vannelb ea be hand io ira:re ROBERT FORD JR_ GARY BURTON QUARTET Amu= ingrace. Evanston, Hl. Buden and company brought a caaervatm dress and meet manner to the stage March 8. opening a three-day stand at the theatre-lie club that has become ids regular Chrago home. An audience of 0. mostly milkguns. at- tended with rapt sleet concentration the two- hour festrvat d ECM school tau einimamee The group played works of Cana Bley. Mi- chael Gibbs. Eberhad Weber. Choi Cora and group members Pat Metheny (guda) and Steve Swallow (bass). extending each into an mere mental essay with a unque personably, yet re- taming plenty of room for traditional Tau solo mesons Methen s guitar caught fire in ha moments out front but the most exciting fluent and ac comptahed player m the ensemble clearly a Burton Ha acclaimed four-mallet nbraharp technique was heard in a delicate solo rmpransatnn on Michael Gibbs Sweet Rain.' in addl. tun to numerous accompanied solos throughout the performance Steve Swallow's campostons Como En Vietnam and l'm Your Pal-HUlb Bolmas. were standouts in their dine and rhythmic ad venturousness, but the bassists playog was a source of perpkuty, possrby became it repro sorted an unaccustomed degree d rhythmic re dependence fa the instrument Danny Gott lob's drummng was subtle and underscored. The set held a - minute ntumason and concluded wdh a long some t was vaned. cond.. sophatucated and entirely antrum. tat and the crowd's attention doing( flag fie an instar ALAN PtNCONSKY PAT JOHN PAYNE BAND Berklee Perfrrreesance Center. Boston The March cone t was to have headúied Dated Sanborn, but Sanborn came down with food poisoning in New York and had to cancel Tie promoters offered refunds to ticket holders who wanted then. and about two thirds of the halts, seats wee felted when the performance began The lohn Payne Bard was caged at the last minute when Sanborn can ceded. and when it opened set two of the band's members were still in the air en route from New York Pat Martino and company served up 7 minutes of music that displayed as ds primary attribute stunning virtuosity at breakneck speed. Marino was faded up by ha steady band: Delmar Moen on keyboards bassist mark Leonard and Kenwood Oennard on drums t's a good band with each of its members cutting at Ube vary Dennad s drummng was energetic and authodatree and gave the proceedings an nueguaby driving and frenetic dr red ion But despite the obvious Ouakty of the mum ciarahrp and even of the seven ceappa4rons Main served up. something about the sound lust ddri t seem to ring true. Marten's garlan style a very bite and flied and very much a product of mamstram Tani improvaabou tradi- tion_ He a at ha most eepnmsne and competkng when the material he plays goes hen ran to leisurely stretch out and amble through the sir rounding soundscape. The supporting sound ha band delivers. though. a very hear and electric and very much a part of the 70s Tau -rocl move- ment Both orentatrons are mote, morbos her own pameters, but than constant pxtapartrtii at surfing tempos creates a sound that tends to get a bit monotonous Perhaps Malmo needs more confidence it the worth of he musical mdmduahty, he seems now to be plating n a framework that he funks he has to adopt because d its commercial ao- pea- The resulting music e d high qualify but somehow it all doesn't come together le way it should. Martmti s guitar style.out 9. made la tha particular vaney of mrmcal eeplomban. The John Payne Band. Ad opened the show gene an irpre ire supported perlrmance despite the last mare d its M- pesance and the fact that seveal of its wwarbes didn't wive until the set was almost awe. ge MAMA

38 BLLBOARD'S THRD ANNUAL NTERNATONAL TALENT FORUM NEW YORK HLTON MAY -JUNE 4 THE AGENDA 977 Tuesday, May 0 am -6 pm REGSTRATON Evening Boat Ride Showcases Wednesday. June 0,m 0:0-Noon :-:0 pm-:0 4 pm-:0 :0-6:0 8 pm KEYNOTE SPEECH "s There A Better Way? Constructive Alternatives in the Talent ndustry" -Frank Barsalona, Speaker "Power Sources: A Label Presidents Panel" ONE -ON -ONE LUNCH "Black Live Music Crossover" "Personal Managers: s There A Better Way?" "Rock On Television" ALLAN PEPPER & STANLEY SNADOWSKY Seminar and Labels Showcase at the Bottom Line, New York City : -6:0 8 pm Friday, June 0:0 -Noon : -:0 pm -:0 4 pm -: : -6:0 7:0 pm 8 pm "Promoters- Managers: Wearing Two Hats" Record Label Showcases "Radio Power: Plugging n Air Support for Touring Dates" ONE -ON -ONE LUNCH "Artist Relations- Publicity: s There A Better Wav?" "Entertainment Attorneys: s There A Better Way?" "Campus Buying: s There A Better Way?" COCKTALS AWARDS DNNER MC, Ron Delsener Saturday, June 4 Talent ndustry_ "Basics" Seminars 9 am -9:0 COFFEE 9:0-0:0 "Physical Production" 0:0 - :0 "Personal Management" :0 -:0 "How to Communicate With Your Record Company" Bob Regehr, Warner Bros. Vice - President, Artist Career Development :0 - pm LUNCH pm - pm "Concert Promotion" pm -4 pm ntimidation: Does t Really Help? -Steve Gold, Speaker 4 pm -4:0 COFFEE BREAK 4:0 -:0 "Booking Agencies" :0-6:0 "Publicity" ALL MODERATORS AND SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED Thursday, June 0:0 -Noon "Concert Promoters: s There A Better Way?" : -:0 ONE -ON -ONE LUNCH pm -:0 "Booking Agents: s There A Better Way?" 4 pm -: "Facility Operators: s There A Better Way?" 977 EXECUTVE COMMTTEE CO-CHARMEN Booking Agents: Frank Barsalona Premier Talent- New York Concert Promotion: Ron Delsener Ron Delsener Enterprises. New York Personal \tanatemcnl: Dec Androns Bandana Enterprises, New York Amict Relations Michael Klcntncr Arita Records. tie. lock Nightclubs: Alan Pepper /Stanley Snadowsks Bottom Line, New York Entertainment Law: na Maibach Weiss & Meibach, New York Frilitia: Jack Globenfelt Nassau Coliseum. New York Canada: Ron Scribner Moro Shoppc ntl. Don Mills Forum Director: NAT FREEDLAND Ar Billboard nternotionol Tolent Forum Attn: Diane Kirkland 9000 Sunset Boulevard, * 00 /Los Angeles, California Please register me for Billboard's nternational Talent Forum. May June 4 am enclosing a check or money order in the amount or S7 (Special early -bird rate) l7 $.00 (after April 0 D 0 (College rate! lyou can CHARGE your registration if you wish.):!7 Mastercharge ( Bank O Bank Amcricard O Diner's Club American Esprea Name Company Affiliation Address Card Expiration Date_ Signature _ Title. Phone All information on hotel rooms will be sent immediately upon receiving your registration! No refunds after May 0. Registration Fee does not include hotel or airfare REGSTRATON AT THE DOOR WLL BE. SO REGSTER NOW!

39 4 O [Ñt RUNS MOBLE UNT Coast Owner Sees Latin Trend i< By JEAN WLLAMS c LOS ANGELES -Don Tcgelcr, owner of My Flat Friends mobile disco in Los Angeles and spinner at the Marina City Club. Marina Del Rey. Calif.. sees the West Coast disco trend for affluent clubs moving to the Latin sound. He believes the Latin salsa sound. which has been popular in the Fast with the young disco set. is moving West but for the older Latin music by artists such as Tito Puente. -There's not a night that goes by don't get many requests for that Latin music. My customers feel ifs the greatest music to dance to. The only music that hasn't crossed over to disco now is rock," says Tegeler. While ballads have been creeping into discos for some time. Tegeler sees ballads becoming as much a part of the disco scene as the Trammps or Glona Gaynor. The growth of nostalgia type records is another area to be watched. says Tegeler. " have found at both my own operation and the clubs. (he was DJ at Pips pmatc club for three years) that people over tend towant to hear these old records because of some kind of memories they might have. But they don't want to lavish in it. they still want to be 'today' and up with the trends. find that ifs a good idea to throw in some oldies for this age group. even if they don't request it :' Tegelers repertoire dates back to the '40s through the Tempta- tionsofthe'60sand Earth. Wind & Fire of the '70s. Walter Jackson's "Feelings" and Barbra Streisands "Evergreen" arc also group favorites, he says. The most requested record in his collection is Marvin Gaye s " Got To Give t Up." The Marina City (private) Club. an apartment building /hotel until three months ago, offered only live bands for its predominantly wealthy clientele. The. room's capacity is about 00. with a dance floor to comfortably accommodate 7 persons. Tegeler brings his own collection of records to the dub, playing them on equipment supplied by the Hollywood Sound System. For his own My Flat Friends operation. he uses Cerwin -Vega equipment and is in the process of purchasing an additional system by Yamaha. Tegeler is serviced with product by the various record companies but purchases the older records from local one- stops. With his own firm. he has serviced parties for such personalities as Hugh Hefner and Aretha Franklin. His fee is predicated on how many people will be attending the party. how many hours and what their individual preferences arc Prices range front 00 to 600 The complete package includes all music, equipment. lights. mirror balls. strobes and girls to dance for the entire evening. Sound Above Lighting At Miami Club NEW YORK -n a radical shift away from the elaborate light show that characterizes most discotheques. the operators of Miami's Omni nternational Hotel arc developing a disco where the emphasis will be on the quality of the sound rather than the quality of the lights. According to Bob Jones. designer of the Scaramouche disco which will be constructed within the club. money allocated will go toward the best available sound system. For lights there will be "soft illumination glowing from rocks, and artificial cacti and palm trees. "Jones says the decision was made to stay C away from elaborate light shows because "these are too faddish.** Scaramouche, scheduled for a September opening will be very contemporary in design with a marble dance floor, a "classic glass cage" for the deejay and his paraphernalia, natural leather wall displays, built - in natural wood banquettes with oversize white canvas pillows, and occasional chairs of leather and chrome. The split level disco will also feature a standup bar with marble top and polished chrome rail. The game room will have brass backgammon tables topped with marble. ELECTRONC ENTERTANMENT SYSTEMS from DGTAL featuring ADVENT 70 COLOR TELEVSON- THE 6 -FOOT PCTURE $4900 HOTELS THEATERS RESTAURANTS NGHTCLUBS DSCOTHEQUES TV and RECORDNG STUDOS A and R ROOMS PRESENTATON and AV SYSTEMS.COMPLETE LGHTNG. SOUND AND VDEO SYSTEMS DESGN AND ENGNEERNG COMPONENT SPECFCATON AND SUPPLY VDEOTAPE ENTER TANm ENT PROGRAMS Ov VDEOTNEOUE V T C. DGTAL /VDEOTHEQUE 4 WEST 4TH STREET, NEW YORK. NEW YORK 00 () Discos ntl Center's Training Program Continued from page seriously, can draw patrons to a club, and most importantly. help to break records. current apathetic attitudes can he turned around. To achieve this goal the center heads plan on moving the pool into larger quarters in which they mn structure regular workshop settings in which lighting and sound equipment representatives. along with record label personnel. other dejays and even club owners can train center members in the rudiments of professionalism. expertise in handling the equipment they use. and other information vital to their own development and the continued growth of the industry. The Riveras point to the fact that with the exception of a handful of top spinners. many of the disco deejays playing the club circuit are sadly untrained and unprofessional. "Because of this. club owners will pay only a pittance for their services, record company personnel are reluctant to service them with product, and radio dcejays still thumb their noses at them," the Riveras say. Eddie Rivera feels that the pools have a responsibility to try to turn this attitude around, and claims that his organization is already succeeding in achieving this. Rivera points to the fact that the year -old center went into business with only O record labels servicing the organization with product. Today close to 60 Fantasy Voyages At New Manhattan Venue NEW YORK -The popular science fiction television series. "Star Trek." provided the inspiration for Starship: Discovery. a multi- level. futuristic discotheque scheduled to be opened this month on bustling 4nd St. in mid -Manhattan. The club, owned and operated by ntergalactic Pleasure Cruises, nc.. is described by Jerry Cohen, head of ntergalactic, as "a unique experience in sound and sense, where patrons arc taken on a fantasy voyage through the incredible vastness of the universe." For the pleasure of this experience are being asked to pay 00 a year for "VP" status and 00 a year for "special" status. The VP member pays no cover charge and is allowed an unlimited number of guests. Special members have a three guest limit and pay a cover charge of 8. Entrance to Starship: Discovery. is through a 00- foot -long mirror wall designated. "The Time Space Entry Portal." The "portal" leads to a check -in counter where a computer console decides whether the member's "hoarding pass" is correctly encoded. The "A" deck of Starship features the main discotheque room. with sound designed by Rosner Custom Sound. and lights by Design Circuits. According to Bob Lobi. of Design Circuits. this area is designed with a moving ceiling and ever changing lights to simulate a voyage through space. The disk jockey's booth is designed to re- create the control center of an actual space ship. A pair of specially- designed fog machines are located in the moving Jersey Club Opens SPRNG LAKE HEGHTS. NJ.- Newest discotheque in this popular resort area is Charly 's nne. The room features a lighted computerized dance floor, with Ness York dccjay Joe "The Jock." of Century Sound Studios spinning the disks. Free Hustle dance lessons will also be offered. For the Record NEW YORK -Ray Caviano of TK Records was inadvertently listed as the label's national promotion director in Billboard's April 9 issue. Caviano is in fact national disco promotion director of the Florida -based company. By RADCLFFE JOE ceiling to create the cocci of traveling through clouds. On the "C" deck of Starship is a projection theatre in which Cohen plans to unspool the finest science fiction movies ever made :' This deck. according to Cohen. also contains a computer logic room where all questions related to the galaxy will be answered. The "C" deck will also feature different environmental areas which members can use to select and listen More disco news on page. to their personal music preferences from the tapes of classical artists ranging from Brahms. Beethoven and Vivaldi to the acid rock sounds of Alice Cooper and the Edgar Winter Group. The "B" deck of the club will house Starship's Zodiac Lounge. This room will feature live acts of disco and other musical formats. Lighting for the enure club will run the gamut of simple spinners. chasers and sequencers to sophisticated laser systems and other special effects lighting. Starship: Discovery will operate nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. DSCO MPORTS "- LP's -7" France - Germany - taly England - Canada Nationwide DJ Service Callus. Give your location and type of club. We'll send you disco records COD. Return unsu table records and we will apply them against your next order Send Stamped, sell- addressed envelope for complete list of domestic and imported disco records Now AvarlaOle- Love Story- Tender Loving Care -7 "; Disco Music (Life s Music)- 0vler -7 "; Street Dance (Hustle)- Mealcanos -7 "; Fon the i Love of Money -Disco Dub Band -7 ". SNGLES O tonlina':6 Reissues 9.90 Titles in Stock lk S Cr...9. dsducf.0le aeainaf sf T ASD ader. N 4rW St ' R New York. NY tolte QECCR (7-099 labels arc supplying it with more than records annually. n addition. Spinners the centers in -house magazine. is distributed to an estimated 0 retail record shops which Rivera claims relies on the information it provides for ordering and stocking these disco records that are generating the most club action. Rivera is understanding of the record label negativism that still exists. He blames it on the lack of responsibility of early disco record pools that emerged on the scene. "Many of these were self -serving organizations. and the records often ended up in the hands of people other that those for whom they were originally intended :' he says. According to Rivera. the proposed training institution already has the blessing of several record labels, a couple of custom sound equipment manufacturers and a number of top - rated disco dcejays. The center boasts members in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. Chicago, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C.. Minnesota, Arizona. Ohio. Maryland. owa, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado. Texas and Michigan. There is a subscription fee of 0. and a charge of.0 per package of records to N.Y. members who pick them up in person, and 0 to out - of -town members to whom they are shipped postage paid. Rivera hopes that eventually with greater record label cooperation and recoginition from other segments of the industry. all charges to members can be dropped. the Disco Source meten.r Has it All metear the Disco Source mete Ar light and sound company MCHAEL DRVE SYOSSET. NEW YORK 79 (6) 649o0 Hammond ndustries nc.

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41 44 Freddie Perren has become the industry's wonder man record producer, winning Billboard's 976 vaunted No. Award as top singles producer with eight charted records. Per - ren's success has enabled him to financially structure his life to where he has a studio in his home, owns a second professional facility and is building a company of writers and artists. Billboard's Jim McCullaugh, who enjoys the recording studio environment. spent a day with Perron in his studio lair in Los Angeles. This is his report- A Day n The Life Of FREDDE PERREN U.S. ndustry's Own Hotshot Producer Builds His Own Studio - Talent Empire e -.- Wife Christine peeks over Freddie Perren's shoulder as he gauges control board setting it his new studio Freddie Perren: his keen ears produce No. hits "L anion Arnold at Capitol called ano t looks as though 'High School Dance' will be the next single cc they go with," an already charged up Freddie Per a reni is saying upstairs in his home studio. "so want to run a gtape copy since 'll be doing an edit " The Sylvers are thumping in the background and the con m stantly in motion, goateed hit record producer is having a. slight problem with an open reel machine but still feeds the disk into the cassette deck, o " would prefer the Struck but this way can listen to it in,a the car The cut is :49 and l'm going to have to lose some thing Hmmm. depends on what want to lose," he adds. al ways listening. always dissecting music. "t's a drag when you o have a marginal seconds -" On the walls around him are several gold and platinum al bums. plaques, citations and a 974 poster of the Los Angeles Dodgers -t has that same high energy. boogie quality." he confin ues in a soft spoken but effervescent manner. "that makes it great for AM play You know. we hit with 'Boogie Fever' and everyone identifies them with that sound but was lust read mg a review of their Las Vegas Hilton Show that said a highlight was when they did 'Yesterday' a cappella. Those cats can really sing." Outside it's a sweater day in Los Angeles and billowy nim bus clouds are trying to decide what they want to do t turns out later that this will be the coldest day on record for this March date -the mercury never topping nside. if the perky and demonstrative year old producer and his radiant, sandy haired wife Christine are "dragging" because a mechanical failure kept them in their new studio until.0 a.m., they don't show it. They've "allowed" themselves a little extra sleep in their plant tilled Los Fehr section of Los Angeles home of hire years and Perren is perhaps only a few bars out of step with his nor mal early morning routine. The arranger/composer's eyes usually open at 6:0 He goes downstairs to get the paper and let out the dogs. fixes hot tea or a protein drink, reads the sports and entertainment sections. works a little in his private studio, catches a little of A M America" or a "Sanford & Son" rerun, indulges his plants -but not necessarily in that order Perhaps several of those things at once as Perren normally appears to be ade quately toggling numerous things Or ideas simultaneously. "Things are a little hectic and disoriented right now." he ex plains, "because we are in the middle of moving stuff to the new place." The "place" is a newly purchased recording stu olio. Christine. armed against the breeze with blazer and sweater, is the first to leave with a "see you in a little bit at the studio." and climbs into her white Porsche. An uncharacteristic frown appears across Freddie's face a few moments later when, ready to depart, he realizes he can't find his house and car keys. Racing feverishly upstairs and down a few times with the same amount of energy he focuses on everything else, he scours every conceivable place he can think of but to no avail. " know had them because let the dogs in last night." he recalls annoyed. disdaining time and motion spent on the mundane. "This really burns me." Fortunately he finds a spare set and is off. e i; xl t" J ' Writer music Gary Starbuck and Penen listen to one of Starbuck's tapes in the control room. Rick Wyatt composes under the studied gaze of the producer. Winding down the snakelike road and onto Los Feliz Blvd. onlookers glimpse a shiny blue. Fleetwood Cadillac with DOT FP license plates Behind the wheel the leisure suited. casual Perren is tuning in on sportscaster Ross Porter from Vero Beach, Fla., and a Dodger exhibition game- A cigarette in holder with filter ("it cuts it way down ") titters restlessly from his mouth. one of many he will smoke today A few minutes later he switches to a cassette and a version of Gershwin's "American n Paris." " love classical music and opera." enthuses the Howard Univ percussion mayor whose sweep of music appreciation is evident and wide. " have about five different versions and hear something different every time and all of it is going around in my head." Although 0:0 is a little "early" in the recording studio business. the lobby of the Total Experience Studio on Yucca "where spent a lot of time last year" is a beehive. F Byron Clark, an engineer who has worked with Wayne Henderson & the Crusaders. is sitting on a couch and is the first to spy Perren coming through the door. "Hey Freddie, what's happening? Say. 'd like you to listen to something when you get a chance." "Sure thing. l'll give you my number before go." Pretty soon Perren, who has a knack of lighting up those around him. is rapping with everyone else in sight and spiffily attired owner; manager Lonnie Simmons. who has been sit ting on the edge of the reception desk. reaches out for the producer's hand. surprisingly at a standstill, "You know," gestures Perren, "my man Lonnie here is a cut above the rest. That big trophy on my coffee table is from this guy and Total Experience to me for producer of the year. Unbelievable. He also gave my engineer Larry Miles a 'Golden Fingers' award :' Perren exchanges more casual conversation and then moves into a nearby room where he has to pick up a 4 track demo tape of Christine's Yvonne Elliman charts, and check some other tapes. For a moment he talks about some extra special Tavares "magic" that happened in that same room one night, eyes and ears dancing back to last year On the way out. Clark and Perren promise to get together soon. "F. Byron Clark and are from around the same area in New Jersey." "That's right." laughs the taller Clark, "That's where all the talented black cats are from." Bea Verdi and Perren involved in some give and take over a new song. A few minutes later the ex Motown staff producer is back on the car picking up the Hollywood Freeway for the short punt to Studio City and his newly acquired recording studio He explains he rs never more than 0 minutes from where he has to be which is one of the reasons purchasing the new studio "fit ted together so perfectly as if out of a dream." The Perrens recently bought the former ndependent Recorders. on Colfax Ave. past off Ventura Blvd.. which they are metamorphisizing into the Mom & Pops Company Store. This will be the site of their own studio as well as their component production, publishing, and writing companies. Among them Grand Slam Productions. Bullpen Music and Perren Vibes Music. "t was getting to the point where we were doing so much work at home that we both needed secretaries." says Perron, hands and fingers flicking at air like an imaginary keyboard. Momentanly he has parked the car and is through the front door. He greets Judith. the secretary. in the front reception/ office area where he also sees Chnstine again. Chris will be working in this spot for most of the day with intermittent visits back to Freddie in the control room. Freddie moves through another door to the big. brightly lit main studio room with its Baldwin piano. On the wall to the left is the control room window, the large console at a perpen. dicular behind it. On the right is another door leading to a con netting room. Gary Starbuck, a young writer /artist in the Perren organiza lion who bears a slight facial resemblance to actor Jack filch. olson is already there. Perren calls him "one of our all around people " Perren also says hello to some of the other people who are working at vanous lobs such as an electrician and carpenter as well as Maury Leach. the resident technician /engineer who "came with the studio." Soaking in everything and everyone Perren takes a quick tour of the complex to gauge its progress- There's an odor of fresh paint. Going through a door in the connecting room that leads to the outside, Perren walks around the parking area and back to a second building that will house a second smaller studio. all the while talking to Leach about a technical or construction matter. His eyes flash up to the second floor where his future "office and hanging loose spot" will be. n the parking area he greets Rick Wyatt. another muftitalented member of the Perren camp. who has Lust armed.

42 - "Hey. saw you on the 'Gong Show.' " he tells Wyatt "Realty." says Wyatt who is soft spoken. "Yeah, videotaped it and 'll sell you copies for $ each." says Perren, who loves to banter. Back inside the control room. after helping himself to hot tea, Perren, with a new father look still in his eyes sits down in the high backed chair behind the console. -ts an MC board," he describes. "which we will be able to computerize soon Basically we are not making any drastic changes to the place. Were changing the look." On the console area in front of him are a telephone. turntable and a bottle of Vitamin C tablets which he'll help himself to from time-to-time. "Primarily it will be for people produce and projects am involved with. And if there's time in between it will be available to others but 'm not really looking at this thing as a money making venture. Just a place to do my own thing." The first order of business is with Rick who has brought over line drawings and design concepts for both inside and outside the studio. He, the Perrens. and later Starbuck congregate over the piano to study them. Both Perrens like what they see and compliment the - Perren and Bodie Chandler of Aubrey Films discuss the script of "Record City," a new film the producer will score. Nattily attired Keni St. Lewis is expressive singing new material for Perren. year ofd UCLA art major enthusiastically, with Freddie gesturing repeatedly. When that's over, Rick "springs" his surprise on the couple. a beautifully sensitive line drawing of a young boy Rick says is his neighbor. Freddie and Christine are genuinely moved and Chris gives it a permanent place on the outer office wall. n a few minutes. the diminutive producer, Wyatt and Star - buck are back in the control room to begin what really constitutes the core of Freddie Perren's day -music and the creative process. Starbuck threads up a reel and a demo tape he did in his own home studio and it comes alive through the monitors. Perren is quick to respond, tapping his fingers. moving his body. humming, eyes moving. mind working, drawing on another cigarette. "Yeah. you got a double hook going there, the music and the verse. like it," and the two go on to discuss various aspects of the tune. "t's the same arrangement but had to change the words. wanted to keep it simple." says Starbuck. Starbuch then puts on another tape. a cut from a rock opera he's been working on and again Perren's reaction is favorable. offering more comments about what he hears. " don't like to write the same type of song twice in a row," adds Starbuck, "because you get into a rut. "Can you use it?" asks starbuck and Perren smiles and says "probably" and makes his first allusion to "the project." At one point the telephone rings and it's someone who wants Freddie to produce. ' get called about three times a week." says Perren, not at all boasting, but describing the increased input being one of the hottest producers in the business now from someone wanting me to produce and its very flattering. Sometimes have to decide to walk away from a lot of money where there are already hundreds of thousands of record sales built into the act or else spend time developing the people and projects want to develop. "Right now projects." also want to get into developing some other Last year was an incredibly busy and fruitful one for Perren. producing LPs for the Sylvers. Tavares. Yvonne Elliman and Minnie Riperton among others. The Sylvers' "Boogie Fever," "Hot Line," and Tavares' "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" were single smashes. He's also lust put the finishing touches on another Tavares LP. He indicates he is enjoying the several weeks interlude for putting together the new studio and doesn't feel any special pressure. A little later another call comes in from a publisher who has two smashes" for the Sylvers. -'Now, let's see." quips Perren after the call. tongue in cheek. "that makes 600 smashes now have for the Sylvers. also get a lot of letters saying have the song for Tavares." Starbuck's session is over lust about the time Bea Verdi, another writer in the Perren camp arrives to go over new material and Perren tells Gary they will be talking together soon again and that he likes his songs. Both Perren and Christine know Bea from Motown days and she recently penned five songs for the Yvonne Elliman LP. t doesn't take long before the exuberant mother of six and Perren are at the piano for more musical give and take. What takes place then is a song structuring session that glistens with spontaniety. Bea begins playing and singing a number of different Perren and Minnie Riperton chat in a rehearsal studio prior to Riperton's tour. songs, Perren prodding her in the direction he wants her to go. "Let's see now." says Bea at one point, "'ve played that song in tour different keys, so must have talent. But have to play it the way Freddie wants it." -That's a good song. like it," Perren says at several interludes. "What else have you got?" "Wow, this is worse than being in school. Do have my homework?" says Verdi laughing and enjoying herself. "Bring that four chords up." "That's right." 'Good. that will work." "That note shouldn't be there." "Do it lust like that for a little variety." "Hmm, a few things may have to be tightened up." "Okay. Okay. got you." "Nice, do that again." "Well, if we don't use it we can always send it to George Benson." And it goes on like that in free form fashion for some time. Rick Wyatt, who is still there, is drawn irresistibly to the keyboards and pretty soon he and Bea are at the piano doing a duet together and exchanging musical ideas of their own. Wyatt also composes. "When Freddie produces it," states Bea emphatically, "t will be together." Eventually Rick has to leave but not before Perren tells him, " want to see you early next week." and again Perren refers to "the project." When he leaves Perren lauds, "He's so talented its scary. Things he does musically never come to my head. He's uninhibited and doesn't go by any rules. He's utterly free. l'm tempted to say to him sometimes you can't do certain things but don't. His whole approach to music is different." Perren and Bea go at it at the piano a while longer but pretty soon Bea has to be running. Perren is back in the control room and before anyone realizes it Christine is ushering in Steve Francis and Marti Sharron from Columbia Pictures Publications for their p.m. lunch date. The print rights to the new Tavares single "WhoDunit" have been given to their company and the lunch is to solidify the deal and get better acquainted. During the meal a short distance away in a nearby restaurant, the conversation is loose and friendly and ranges from everything to current affairs to music. Freddie and Chris reminisce about how they met in Washington, D.C., while Perren was there at school and she. an ac comphshed songwriter herself. was there trying to "write the great American musical." Perren also talks about Bea saying "She's got so much talent ts a matter of trying to get her to harness it. Shell have three great hooks in one song. You only need one You can't introduce a new element every eight bars." After lunch the day has become raw and overcast and the 46 rain beats against the Cadillac returning to the studio. By :0 everyone is back in the control room and Francis and Sharron also play a few tapes, one of which Sharron sings on for Perren who responds enthusiastically. "That's beautiful," he says at one point. Suddenly, appearing through the control room glass "stepping" his way through the studio is the figure of Keni St. Lewis, another writer/ singer under the Perren umbrella, for a late afternoon appointment to go over new material. St. Lewis is impeccably attired in light colored three -piece suit, striped tie, hat, and long black leather overcoat. He's dressed a "little conservatively" in Perren's opinion, who has mentioned St. Lewis' recent penchant for turbans, robes and capes earlier. "You're looking mighty clean today, my man," says Perren, "Who did you rub out?" St. Lewis laughs and before long he, Perren. Francis and Sharron fall into conversation. Soon, Sharron and Francis go with Christine to the outer office for more of their business discussion and St. Lewis and Perren head for the piano for their own creative barnstorming session. Perren parks himself at the piano, ubiquitous cigarettes near, and plays while St. Lewis sings. This session reaches feverish dimensions covering a myriad of moods and music. Once into it St. Lewis closes his eyes, body moving to the music. Perms, creating on the piano, is hitting notes in Joycean, stream of consciousness manner. "Start that one from the top." "Change that." "Sing that part a cappela." "There was something there before." "Wait a minute. Hold that." "No that's not quite right. Something bothers me." "'m looking for a way to change that chord." "Okay. good, here it is." "That sounds good." "Were you going to say something about tempo?" "You want the key a little higher :' " like that transformation." St. Lewis and Perren keep up this exhausting song ironing - out process through several numbers for at least an hour, after which both men return to the control room. Perren satisfied and relaxed and puts on the test pressing of the new Tavares LP for St. Lewis which he gives him later. St. Lewis. recharging, seems a little nervous. He's thinking about a screen test he will take the next day. And again, Perren talks a little about the "project." v Suddenly the control room has another visitor, Bodie Chan- r' dler from Aubrey Films, who comes in and hands Perren a o, script and the "project" Perren has been alluding to all day takes form. Perren will do the music for "Record City," contemporary new film with a Los Angeles record store at its focal point fyo "'ve always been into films from the standpoint of dra F matic scoring," says Perren who has two already to his credit. m one of them "Cooley High." " want to explore my talents this way. n addition, it's an ideal situation for people and music want to develop. t's go- 0 ing to be a fun project and its going to involve different types of music as well." "t's an ideal situation for a producer /writer," says Chan dler and the two discuss the film. The preproduction stage is almost complete and shooting and scoring will begin soon. Another phone call and it's Perren's "in town" Dodger Richard Rudolph and Perren confirms to him that will be drop. ping by the rehearsal studio later on to say hello. Rudolph and wife Minnie Riperton are preparing for a tour. Finally. Chandler leaves and Perren has one last visitor, Tad Maloney of ASCAP who. despite the rain, "is delivering some lumber." He presents them with three sets of award plaques for writing. publishing and production of "Boogie Fever" and "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel." Chris and Freddie thank Maloney and tell him they will make a nice addition to the new studio There are still a few chores to be done around the studio so Chris stays there while Perren, still in allegro style, gets in the car for the short drive to the rehearsal studio he's never been to before. Entering through a back door, Perren gravitates towards the sound of the music down a corridor and once inside he is greeted warmly by Rudolph and several of the musicians, some of whom he already knows, others he is meeting for the first time. "Where's Minnie Bird?" quizzes Perren. but she's already observed him coming in from a balcony on the other side of the hall and is on her way downstairs to say hello. They embrace each other warmly and Freddie says to her, "You look great. The two talk easily for awhile and Perren tells her there is a possibility he might be able to catch her Washington, D.C., performance and asks her where else the tour will take them. Perron spends some time chatting with Rudolph and a few of the other musicians about the songs. He wishes everyone well with the tour and with the bur - gundy.clad Riperton walking him to the outer door he is just about out when his ears pick up the music again in the background. "That doesn't sound quite right," he says scampering down the hallway back to the hall. He's not intruding. not that's his style, but he wants to make one of his invariable musical "suggestions." He drives back to pick up Chris and the two lock up the studio for the night Art direction: Bernie Rollins O

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44 CHALLENGED BY THE NDUSTRY'S MOST ` BRUCE LUNDVALL CBS Records, leads "The U.S. Record Business" ARTE MOGULL United Artists Records, chairs "The Career -Building Battle: Label Vs. Artist Manager" JEFF WALD Manger. "Carcd-Buitding" paneled RWN STENBERG Polygram. on "The Presidents Panel" Gelb PETER GALLO Ltd., on "The Presidents imic SPECAL GROUP SAVNGS FOR MC '77! JACK FNDLATER MCA Disco -Vision. demonstrates in "Technological nnovatwns" session AUM, on DAVE HUBERT "nternational Market. placé' panel THOMAS COOK has been named by Billboard as the official agent to co- ordinate travel arrangements for MC '77. Special group departures are scheduled at a substantial savings! FROM LOS ANGELES: Deluxe 747 polar flight via Lufthansa German Airlines di- rect to Amsterdam FROM NEW YORK: Deluxe 747 service via KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Amsterdam FROM OTHER CTES: There are special low fares to Los Angeles or New York to connect with your trans -Atlantic flight. Thomas Cook will reserve the most convenient and economic fare from your city. DCK ASHER CBS Records ntl. on "nterne bon al Marketplacé panel FREDERC GANES entertainment attorney. heads "Lawyers: Makers or Breakers of Deals' SAM SNDERMAN Sam The Record Man. leads "Rev. ob... in Retailing and Marketing" session GROUP DEPARTURES FROM LOS ANGELES OR NEW YORK: LEAVE MAY, RETURN MAY 9... offering days in Amsterdam prior to the convention. Or let Thomas Cook make individual preconvention plans. WESTERN HEMSPHERE AD HOC COMMTTEE JOE CAPRE. Prescient Cayuon,s SAL CHANTA, President NMPA. MCA Musc Publishing STEVE DENER Prescient of ntematl Operator. ABC Records JEFF FRANKLN Pres.dent American Talent ntl FREDERC N GANES Earl ausmm. Kopelaon. Gams A Gaines KEN GtANCY. President RCA Records STANLEY GORTKOV. Presdent RAA GEORGE GREF. President Grail -Garr% Management BRUCE LUNDVALL- President CBS Records SAM SNDERMAN, Owner /Pressent Sam the Record Man EUROPEAN AD HOC COMMTTEE MCHAEL FREEGARD, Genii Manager Benote Performing Ripens Society LESLE HLL. Managing Director EM Records. U K STEPHEN JAMES. Managing Director DJM Records, U K GERRY OORD, Managing Director RCA Records. U K AN RALFN. Managing Director Anchor Records. U K PAUL RCH. Vice -Prescient. ntl Mgr. Carlin Muse U.K GUDO RGNANO. Managing Overton Rrcora spa, nary PET SCHELLEVS. President Phonogram ntl. Baarn, Holland CHRS WRGHT. Chairman Chrysalis Records. U.K_ STEPHEN STEWART, Director Genera. FP U K. FAR EAST AD HOC COMMTTEE SHOO KANEKO. Managing Director Victor Musical ndustnes. Tokyo TATS NAGASHMA. President Taryo Musk. Chairman. Kyodo Tokyo and UDO Mats. Tokyo MSA WATANABE. President Watanabe Music. Tokyo SUNAO ASAKA. Chairman of Board Mus, Publishers Assn of Japan. Tokyo MAKE YOUR RESERVATON TODAY. SPACE S STRCTLY LMTED. THOMAS COOK. 99 Wilshire Boulevard. Beverly Hills. Ca 900.'74-70 am registered for MC '77 in Amsterdam. Please contact me with nformation on the following. ( ) First Class airfare (. ) Economy Class airfare ( ) Group departures May. return May 9 City of departure _ Planned date of departure_ NAME -_ -Date of return_ GEORGE STRUTH, President Ooabty Records of Canada ADDRESS /CTY /STATE /ZP PHONE -- NAMES OF OTHERS ACCOMPANYNG ME L _ J

45 48 Tape/Audio/Video ODD H Fl CHCAGO -An estimated 7,(0) conttfinen were introduced to audio conrponentn lust February at the annual CoFonida (Garden and Hoare Shaw m Deatrr. t was the first rimes h, f show has been mounted within the giant Yens* expo. and the ex- penment. in addition to garnering he show's outstanding display award. has drown enr/ruourrrr praise frani nuinuf tetunn who lent their support. Ron Kaufman. eint -ulm a director of the Audio Representatives Committee. the group sponsoring the expo within an erpo. provides this report about the borkgrou,rd and Manila of the effort. n September 976. the audio rep. resentatives committee contacted producers of the successful Garden and Home Show in Denver. concerning the possibility of renting display space in the upcoming show. The response was "under - whelming," and was summed up with the words, no loud rock and roll music or long -haired hippies who use drugs and sell that stuff would escr be permitted into such a dignified show." And so began the unlikely union of two seemingly totally incompatible shows. We began the breakdown of the preconceived "hi fi stereotype" in a meeting between the Garden and Home Show producer, and audio committee chairman Dan Peterson during which the show producers re cc considered their position not to allow us to participate. mthe first concession which we were asked to make- and to which we m finally agreed. was no noise." We would produce a hi fi show without sound' Through some incredible bargaining. cooperation. and more than J a little luck. the committee was able L to borrow all of the displays and ma- a. which they required for production of the show -more than $0.000 wonh of chrome, wood. racks and art creations -from a major department store. Next, a small creative design and display firm was engaged to "create a high impact visual display.' using our unique format of competitive products in the same display. side by side, without relying on the old ideas of standard display racks and rows of hi li equipment - Twenty -eight factories supported and believed in the idea. and participated through their local committee member sales representatives. providing the necessary working capital. The key draw was a wide range of products from the 8 participating factories. as well as an educational "show and tell" area adjacent to the display area. where the ease of understanding. operating and owning quality components was explained. Full line product brochures from the participating manufacturers were handed out upon request to consumers. and a special directory of reiden and warranty stations by coy. throughout Colorado and Wyoming. was made available. Additional information came from the more than 0 committee member first reps who manned the show throughout the 0 day penod. Arca retailers reported an increase in audio activity, as many of the lookers went to dealers for a closer. more detailed product investigation. A local FM Top 40 radio station agreed to promote the show and produced a live three -day remote from the hi ft exhibit. The show was pulled together by the committee in a 90 -day penod in- terrupted by Thanksgiving. Chnstmas, New Years and the Winter CES. SHOW7,000 Coloradans Hear No Sound At Denver Event Why did this show work. and why did more than 70,000 consumers. who for the most part knew nothing about hi i. come to see ic We have a simple. twofold answer we took the fear and stigma out of hi fi components and surrounded them with an atmosphere that Mr. and Mrs. Average Amen - can could understand and relate to. without fear of embarrassment or of sales pressure. By concerning ourselves with the consumer. rather than the immediate sale. we were able to make a proven and highly esteemed "home - type" show work in its favor. rather than fighting to appear different. Clean and well- designed. well -lit displays provided visual impact. and the warm. soft sell approach drove home our onginal purpose in the show -education. t is time to realise that we are not first in the hi fi business or the home entertainment business. We are ultimately in the people business and we believe our success demonstrates that there remain many untapped sources of impact and avenues of approach available to u. Dealer Warranty Display May Be Microfilm -FTC WASHNGTON -The FTC has decided to let retailers display pre - sale warranty terms to their custom - ers on ultrafiche as well as microfiche readers. two kinds of microfilm display units. The FTC originally proposed "binders" containing pnnted copies on warrantied product carried in the store or department. The pre -sale availability of all wnttcn warranty terms (full or limited) on items selling for more than S is required under the 976 Magnuson -Moss Warranty Act. effective Jan.. 977, on products manufactured after Dec (Billboard. Sept ). The microfiche and ultrafiche viewers are space saving. The average microfiche card can hold up to 00 pages of pnnted material; the ultrafiche card can contain.800 pages. Hardware retailers won approval for microfiche use in November 976. The FTC has. in response to a decision from Sean, Roebuck Co.. added ultrafachc and has softened its Designed to Produce SUPERSCOPE. AUTOMATC CASSETTE LOADER Super -reliable Super -economical j-- - Easy to operate - Easy to maintain A super buy from ayooyt. a.....,. wvyyt Of t"f Y[iGf EaLf MipOYÁlC teé ]M per].. i'i óóc,,,..., óerñ. a>>o eso eanle.uowy.te]o By \ll.l)rl l) f\ll. original requirements that each card contain only one class of item (such as vacuum cleaners or audio components) A new rule permits several classes on a single card. provided the warranties (breach class are grouped together for customer convenience. More specifically the FTC says if different classes are grouped on a card, all warranties relating to a particular class of product must appear on the same row or column of the ultrafiche or microfiche card and each card must contain a clear product ijcx. Retailers will have to post easy to read instructions for use of the card - reader systems and make employes available to explain the readers to a customer when necessary. No advertising- type material can he put on the cards. only warranty terms. Dutch May Test BBC 'Q' System LVERSUM- cchnu its of Dutch NOS Radio have been asked to test a new BBC transmitting system for quadraphonic radio programs. The system, known as the 4-.4 Matrix H System, is soon to go into operation. This system makes it possible to transmit quadraphonic programs via an FM transmitter. n order to get good reception. listeners need four speakers and a special decoder. The system is compatible, which means that radio programs can be received in mono and stereo. Early tests by Dutch technicians received positive results. The BBC demonstrated the new system at a radio program commission of the European Broadcasting Union. held recently in Paris. The BBC Matrix H System is one of three advanced matrix FM systems currently under going subjective listening evaluations by the FCC research lab in Guilford. Md. (Billboard, April. 977). Top of the line pair in Yamaha's broadened product introduction are the CA- 00 integrated amp. above. with 0 watts %channel RMs, at $70 national advertised value, and the CT -00 AM FM stereo tuner, at suggested $0. `- -i 'E'f 4 _, - r Yamaha Broadening Audio Market Thrust By STEPHEN TRAMAN NEW YORK Yamaha has introduced an impressive array of new separates obviously aimed at a broader dealer spectrum. Though Stewart Greenberg. audio division manager effectively evaded probes in this area at a recent product introduction. reaction from the dealer meetings that followed bears out the reasoning for Yamaha's expanded line The "systems approach" in Yamaha's marketing plan is one key factor is the introduction of three new integrated amps. four AM /FM receives. three turntables and two FM tuners. All are competitively priced by "nationally advertised value" standards. ntroduced was the company's new performance measuring concept for its products and the competition. Dubbed Noise- Distribution Clearance Range, it rates equipment as it will be used in the home. Amplifiers are measured from phono input to speaker output rather than section by section specs. Volume control is set at "full on position with the input signal adjusted until output reaches the maximum rated level. Volume control is then "backed off" to where the out- put level is down 0 db. roughly responding to the most listened to level" Greenberg traces the new products to the previously achieved standards in the B and B power amps and C and C preamps, as well as the CT tuner. All have found acceptance in the semi -pro market as well as in audiophile circles, he nota. Among the special Yamaha features cited by the audio division chief are a new patented F circuit in all receivers and tuners, a negative feedback circuit in all tuner sections, a sine wave pilot signal cancellation circuit optimum tuning system and variable loudness contour. Receivers introduced were the CR -00 with 00 watts /channel RMS at S700 national advertised value; the CR -00 with 70 watts/ channel PMS, 40; the CR -80 with 0 watts /channel RMs, 440, and the CR -60 with watts /chan- net RMS. $U. Ali has e a Dolby switch for an external add-on unit as Yamaha did not want to "build -in" the cost of such a circuit for the many non -Dolby users. Greenberg says. ntegrated amplifiers are topped by model CA -00 with 0 watts/ channel RMS in Class B operation, or 0 watts/channel in Class A. with a switch for crossover at the same loudness setting, at S70 national advertised value. The CA -00 offers 90 watts channel /RMS Class B, at 600, and the CA -80 has 6 watts /channel RMS Class B. at $80. Available in May will be model CT -t0t0 at suggested $0, matching the companion CA -00 and CA -00 integrated amps. n June. model CT -80 ships at suggested 0, as a companion to the CA -80 power amp. The three new turntables are topped by model YP -D6 direct - drive unit at 0 national advertised value, with auto return and auto stop tonearm functions and built -in strobe. The belt -drive models are the YP -B4 at suggested S70. and the YP - t, at S0. The YP -R4 ships in April. the YP -D6 in May and the YP - in June. New Songbook Out NLW YORK- Chappell Music has released "The Entertainers Songbook," a 00 -page collection of pop. rock, country and show tunes. new and old. designed as a handbook for vocal auditions and club acts. The soft cover folio retails for $7.9 and contains 7 songs covering a variety of vocal styles. May Premium Expo NEW YORK --A growingnunibci of hi ft and accessory manufacturers are exhibiting at the 977 Premium Show /ncentive Travel Show, May - at Ncw York Coliseum. nformation is available from Thalheim Exposition Management Co., 98 Cutter Mill Rd., Great Neck, N.Y. 0, phone () 9 -, (6)

46 ape/ udio /Video A Home Video Mart Looks To Music ndustry & Suppliers (onrtnucj from pate video systems general manager. No one disputes his message. with both disk and tape proponents acknowledging co- existence in the new market. The recent announcement that RCA would have a two -four-hour Matsushita VHS recorder /player for marketing by late summer, and Panasonic's plans for a similar unit this year, did more to move up the prerecorded program timetable than anything else. "Both companies also look to the early availability of prerecorded cassettes in the VHS format,' the RCA - Matsushita statement emphasized. This led to conjecture on the Select - avision library RCA has been building for its sideodisk intro. now delayed until the fourth quarter of 978 at least. according to chairman Edgar Griffiths. Tarr noted one reason Matsushita was so interested in the RCA agree - ment was the latices research on home video programming via earlier MagTapc in -home testing that showed demand for two-hour program capability. And for the last six months at least the SelectaVision staff has been working to clear the potential library for videocassette as well as videodisk rights. No firm price is available for either the RCA or Panasonic machines hut no one disputes the goal of under,000 -seen as necessary for a mass consumer market in the tape field. Blank cassettes for the units. as well as the compatible two-hour VC VHS recorder seen here at TA estimated at S fora 0- minute, 6 for a 60 /0-minute and S0 to for a 0/40- minute tape. Among other highlights. with fur - deuils in following issues: Sony is not opposed to the EMA method in Germany of ing all recording machines, with proceeds to copyright owners. or even a tax on blank tapes. if the U.S. Congress so decrees. Either would be a pass -along to the consumer. probably based on wholesale costs to the dealer. Sony president Harvey Schein made these statements during a copyright panel discussion on the Universal /Disney versus Sony Betamax lawsuit. While neither JVC nor Panasonic would comment on the Sony sure - ment. a M spokesman is adamantly opposed to a possible software levy. M feels that tape has made the music business a "carry-along- industry. noting at no time in history has music been more popular. with most unit growth in pre- recorded tapes. MCA /Philips showed a prototype of the Magnavox videodisk player that will be marketed in limited distribution by year -end at around 00, MCA's Norman Glenn said between 0 and 00 titles will be ready at the intro. Virtually all will be from existing material, with about 0 feature films. and very little initial "creative programming. Pricing will range from.98 for a 0- minute Julia Child disk on coo- ing. to perhaps S S for a five disk al- bum of -Jaws" Music rackjohbers will be among the major distribution pipelines for both videodisk and cassette programs. tradesters feel. Record,' tape dealers will he among the more important sales outlets. both disk and upe proponents agree. Pointed-sale and direct marketing effort will also introduce software. The copynght panel believes a clearinghouse concept for audio. visual rights is necessari to help forestall chaos. Veteran music in- dustrs attorneys Sidney Diamond, Ernest Meyers and Jules Yarnell. and background music supplier Tom Valentino are uncertain whether TA is the right group to tackle such a project but audience comments clearly showed a need for such an agency. Many problems in securing mechanital and performance royalty clearances for music alone were compared to the added complexities of audio /visual under the Copyright Act that goes into effect Jan.. 97h. The five -person Copyright Tribunal to be named by the President by April 9. subject to Senate confirmation, holds the answers to many key 7% more audio tape sales are yours for the asking. Ask BASF. n 977, retail sales of blank audio tape will reach an estimated $ million, an increase of almost $00 million since 974. But discount stores have not claimed their share of this growth. Just look at the latest figures for cassettes: Discount/Mass. Merchandiser Stores c % Share of Retail Cassette Dollar Sales % ,V Hall n0 Halt HiF /Audiophile Stores 6% 67% 68 /o st /tall nd He Cassette volume in discount stores is lagging because these outlets are ignoring the fastest growing segment of the cassette market... the Premium segment. Premium tape brands such as BASF have captured 7% of sales in HiFi /Audiophile stores, and are increasing rapidly. Retail Dollar Share of Blank Cassettes (HiFi /Audiophile Stores) questions. the panel and audience agreed. Software suppliers are moving into more active positions. M is rolling out Betamax in the Twin (Continued on page 0) Premium Brands Regular Brands Price Brands 8% 4% 7% 46% 4% 4% 6% % % st Hall nd Hall st Ball nd Hall St Hall nd!tall As you can see, the premium segment is the big opportunity area in the audio tape field. And BASF can help you cash in on this opportunity. We're the people who invented magnetic tape back in 9, and our products are top -rated both by audiophiles and a leading consumer testing organization. At BASF, we offer you a line of premium tape cassettes and 8- tracks, carded or uncarded, and reel -to-reel, all supported by major market radio and national print. And we back your selling effort with eye -catching in -store promotions, in -store merchandisers and floor displays, and generous co-op allowances. Premium audio tape is a high -ticket, high- margin, high- turnover moneymaker. BASF can help you gain the missing 7% like we've helped Two Guys, Caldor, Fjust red Meyer, and many others who have cashed in on the opportunity. We'll give you all the names and success stories..just call our Director of Sales, Jim Walker, collect at (67) BASF The Purist Our Promise: the purest, most accurate sound that tape can reproduce.

47 0 Tape /Audio /Video Seminar Hears Legal Problems For Home Video Mart Continued front pugr 49 software plant due to open soon in VHS software in Japan, is antictpat Cities. with Los Angela and other Dothan. Ala. Ampex representatives ing a timetable on U.S. availability, markets to follow. Ampex and Du are in Japan for talks with Sony. as depending on more definite word on Pont have met delays from Sony in well as JVC Matsushita on VHS the RCA and Panasonic intros. and getting licensing agreements. prob- software. JVC VHS -machine availability. ably due to the new Sony Beam. TDK. the major OEM supplier for Development by M of its Metafine V metallic-particle magnetic tape has potent audiotape ability as well as extended play for video. Possibility of a micro-mini music tape was discussed at a panel of GE. RCA. M. and CBS repre- scntativcs. They agreed that both software and hardware technology is feasible, as long as consumer demand is there. Also necessary is one configuration. as opposed to three incompatible micro-type cassettes now on the market for spoken word. THE OTAR DP- 006x DUPLCATOR Sr v. RPrord.r Medium Size+High Performance = Budget Price No. there's nothing wrong with this formula. Not when n applied to OTAR's new DP -00 6: Duplicator. The DP -00 is Otari's sensibly- priced alternative to the larger, high speed. duplicator systems Designed by OTAR's experienced engineers with an eye to the specific needs of radio programming & medium volume duplication companies, the DP -00 boasts many features of systems costing more. The versatile DP -00 produces both cassette and open reel copies, either two or four track, from Y. or : inch master tapes And no duplication assignment is too large or too small for the DP.00. The reel -to -reel master may be used for average production runs, while for bigger jobs, the modular Y. or 'A inch bin loop can easily be added_ The standard DP -00 package includes three slaves (expandable to five). with either bin loop or reel -to -reel master. Slaves are field convertible between cassette and open reel. B.n capac.ty 800 feet Also available wth reel -to -reel master. Reel- to-reel master convertible between :4 and!t inch tape. Expandable up to live stave units Slave convertible between cassette and ' inch open real. 6: duplicating speed ratio. Ferrite heads on cassette slaves. Flutter. Less than 0.% wrens. Speed Deviation: Less than ±0.46 Frequency Response: Master. 0 to khz dß at 7% ins. (NAB) Slave: 0 so khz ±d8 at.7/8 ips. (DN) Ratio: Greater than d8 Crosstalk: Greater than d8 Average Production (with three slaves): C-60 0 /hr C-90 6 /hr OP 60 Bidirectional Audio monitoring Reproducer also available in cassette and open reel versions. Cost increases on raw material for bah audio and videotape continue to apply profit pressure. Recent or impending price hikes have been announced or confirmed by major base film suppliers like Celanese. DuPont and C. and on binders for magnetic tape by B.F. Goodrich. among others. However. all see good prospects in the emerging home video mart. with the longer play economies offsetting down -the -line retail pnce increases. BASF confirmed that its video group is considering the intro of the!s inch LVR video recorder system in 979 both in Europe and the U.S. First reported exclusively in Billboard in 974. the high -speed LVR is expected to announce a U.S. licensee soon. with Bell & Howell among major prospects. Other major audio and video suppliers are looking at the new market with interest King nstruments demonstrated its new U -Matic loader for blank or prerecorded videocassettes, with Paul McGonigle noting only a 0% parts changeover for Betam an. Shape Symmetry & Sun. expanding its main headquarters by square feet for increasing 8 -track and cassette shell demand. also is investigating the video potential. The impressive Thompson - CSF demonstration of its new digital noise reduction unit at the recent NAB drew excellent comments here. n conjunction with a Microtime. 00 Plus total signal corrector. it took a fourth generation of an edited muter videotape and increased the signal -to-noise ratio from db to an almost unbelievable db. This compares to the typical 40 to 4 db of most available or promised consumer videocassettes or videodisk units. Magnavox. which will manufacture the Philips /MCA videodisk player. acknowledged it is studying the videocassette situation very closely. No one expects Magnavox. GE or Sylvania, the three U.S. tv manufacturers with no home VTR agreements to abdicate this vital add -on market. Significance of the new an- nouncements at TA is its commitment to a full consumer oriented program to share all future seminars with the institutional /educational side of the audio /visual business. Putting the long- awaited home video market into clearer focus is TA's most important contribution. DP -60 Bidirectional Audio Monitoring Reproducer WilGNJ Otan FJeanc Co. Ltd M,nanv oga.uto. Tocro 67. Japan Phoneí0)-96' U.8A. Otes caporaoon. 98 ndustia R040. SanJCanos. Caalornra Plane Singaporr.Otan.ngapve Representative Othce.70 -A 7th Flow. intetnaaonal Plaza Anton Road. Singapore () Fame Committee Tags Nominees NASHVLLE -A member committee for the Gospel Music Hall of Fame has met in Nashville. nominating gospel music greats for induction into the Hall of Fame. The committee nominates from O to 0 persons in both the living and deceased categories. The names will appear on the first of two ballots sent to the 00 electors of the Hall of Fame. Out of the nominees. two persons will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for 977 at the annual Dove Awards presentation in November.

48 ope /Audio / Video Rep Rap Personal communication specialist Past áaá d Fargo N D.. has toned Ripley t Aaoc* its, toe, Minneapolis based firm representing Rayee Electronics n the upper Midwest Crain d work with distributors and retailers in sales OW laming, named its first reps in an mansion from bin fed marketing, according to president Richard Slade First appointments are Marketing Consult. arms, WO Graham, 8 Highgate Lane. Cherry Hill, re Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Berberìan /Patterson Assoc., Gerry Ber berian and Jim Patterson. 8 Hampton lane. M dover. Mass 080. open, 67, , New England Also. Marketing L Sales Assoc., Res Lutz Farmington Rd, Suite 0, Farmington, Meli 4808, Michigan, Dorate M. Flack Mar. keting, Don Flack. 8 Aspen Rd Northbrook, ll 6006, phone () 7-4. Chicago and Eastern Wisconsin, lames Gedney Co, lrm Gedney. 476 E. 8 Ave Denver 806, phone (0) Wyoming Utah, Colorado, Mew Mes res. Eastern Montana. Nebraska and El Paso. Ter NuNW l Fagioeeriog, nc, S Paul. Minn eegineenot reps, received special commun cab*. km FMC Corp- of Broomfield, Coto for taceedmg 976 sala forecast by % pat prrcipal a BM Rime. North laws V. Ferris Sr, we president and Southeastern regional manager of the Wrrs F. Taylor Co.. lac has been awarded the firm's Tarco service pm. signifying 0 years al service You're selling time, but they're buying sound. Fens began wdh the firm covering its D C., Maryland and Vagina territory Newest rep for Elpa Marketing ndustries.. announced by Bob Hasple, Western regional mks manager. 6 Mie Stabia Co. 7 Green bush Ave_ North Hollywood. Cold. 960, phone () 98 The firm, with Stoat) and Don rbell, well handle Thorons transcription turn tables, Watts record care products and retail lape spicing /editing equipment for Elpa in An ona and Hawaii Erpandmg ils industrial electrons who ties, Electronic Bisttibutors, nc, 4900 N :tan Are Chicago has added tiro stall en and published a new 40 page catalog. wadding to Sanford (Sandy) Levey, rice prem. dent industrial toning as mdustral sales manager a Sid Rasher" formerly with Allied Electronics. while El WEHAVE,ANAMP,=X ATR-loo. Bab McDonough. mth 0 years esperrence at AF bed and Newark Electronics. comes on the stall d nude phone salesmen than Estersoh4 president of Estersohn As- sociates. Willow Gore, Pa.. and current national ERA president. was honored with the 977 humanitarian award of the Electronics 6 Apply eras dnnuon of the Pbdaddpha Federation, Doted torah Appeal, srael Emergency Fund at a Mardi 9 dinner. A pioneer manufactura and rep, he o past president of the Mid lank chap, ter d ERA and won the association's lop Hall of Fame honor in 974. The NC Awerica high tdehty rae will be han- dled by George M. Cowen Co.. 4 Newtown St. Rd. Newtown Square. Pa 907. phone () 4 Temtory includes Delaware. Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey ATR-00 he sound buy. Age* Oedreuia, tor 0 Kars a Philadetpha ` bored electronics destrrbutar, has gone -re gaol' with fait a Harrisburg branch in central Pennsylvania. and now a new Baltimore bunch to serve Baltm nie /Washngton/Northem Yu guava, according to Sam Shapiro, üaubre rice president. loam BlecAnnl e new regional sates manager. ma Marto Hays, outside sates and Reich Nelson. unlade sales Newest addition to the net let lor Stoic tesrd4 nc, Danbury Conn based cartridge manotactmn, is Mika Steer Cw Based at 7 Creenbosi Ave North Hoeywood, Call 960. Phase () 98. the firm will corn Southern California and Annona tir the Tine SAS Doctromis, New yak based maniac tuner d the A-dr,!;r-ctrom speaker,-e os' Exhibitors At U.K. Event L/\De" -.Mare than 'JJ exhibators have booked space for High Fidelity 77. the fourth annual hi Fr exhibition here, which is being held at the Heathrow Hotel. London Airport (April 9-4). Last year the event drew 66 exhibitors showing more than 00 brand names, but this year's total is exhibitors cosenng 80 names, making it the mont comprehensive spnng hi fi exhibition staged in the U.K. Admission for both trade and public is free and a free exhibition catalog is available at the hall. You'll probably buy your ATR -00 because no other audio machine in the world offers such amazing fidelity. Every important performance specification for the ATR -00 is better than the competition provides, and some parameters are a full order of magnitude better. 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49 Film -To -Tape `Record' To Lure New Musical Angels NEW YORK -Under "extremeh adverse" conditions. a local audio visual recording studio here has managed to produce an 80- minute flint- to-tape "record" of a new musical to be used at backers auditions. A Kodak Supermatic 00 sound - on -film unit with 00 -foot cartridges loaded with mag- stripped film was employed initially. Only one microphone. hung on a boom from the balcony. was used. The final soundtrack was overdubbed, however. in a studio with a piano player and vocalists singing along with the image. This was done by transferring the original Super S track to a Sony U -Matic. inch video -cassette which has two sound tracks. The first track contained the original live performance. The dubbed track was entered on the second U. Mani: track, and the first track was dropped upon completion. Tape Dupi icalori DuPont has in distribution three new ex tended length hi inch U -Mahe Golyn video cas selles. The KCS 0 otters a 0 minute tape for portable held Production and bnelase prayer ands, msttad of the maximum 0 minute amt. the KCA 0 a a 70 minute format in the stand and sue 60 minute UMatK cassette and the KC 90. a 90 minute tape atso n the standard sin cassette. not recommended la still-frame use nformation on prices and dealers is avadabk from DuPont. Room 4Á Wilmington, Del phone (800) nternational Tape Assn has published d: annua RA Members Some Linder', intro Products and services from member companies Complimentary copies are available from TA O W 66 St.. New York 006 Polydor Plugging Japanese Jazzman NEW YORK- Polydor Rewrds u sending its key accounts r.p.m. -inch promotional disks for instore play to promote the "Rising Sun" LP by Japanese jazz musician Teruo Nakamura. Thc impetus for this store promotion came from Polydor's field staff. the label reports. after local promotion people noticed reorders on the records solely on the strength of their own efforts to secure in -store play. Worldwide: the complete supplier of tape and record production equipment and raw materials AUDOMATC CORPORATON 00 AV ENVE OF THE AMERCAS NEWYORK NY009 PHONE yi, %0 CABLE AUOOMATCRELEa ramte -- OVER6Ea0FFee.aRUE FCATER Yla0000URREVOE FRANCE PHONEST GABLE AUDOMATC.RELEx 0079? Tope /Audio /Video "Filming at the off- Broadway theatre was the worst" explains Cal Stadlen of the Allen Swift Recording Studio. Our problem was noise and budget." f the client had been able to afford it the theatre would have been "properly" nuked. he says, through a board into the camera. Since this project was partly an experiment. production costs were cut to the bone. The subject, incidentally, is a revue titled 'its A Heavy Crown You're Wearing. Mr. Jones." with a feminist slant The final '. inch tape version is being shown to potential hackers in private and group settings. including dinner parties After the film was processed. it was transferred to to -inch videotape via a Kodak Super 8 videoplayer. PROUD SOUND -Sy Goldberg. national sales manager of Paso Sound Products, New York commercial and packaged systems manufacturer. presents Karen Kausen of Broom Electronics with a trophy for outstanding sales in California. Nevada and Arizona. Victory For Rock At Jersey College VNELAND, NJ. -After trying since the beginning of the school year to have a rock concert presented at Cumberland County College here, the institution's board of trustees has finally given in and given the go -ahead to the Felix Talent Agency to arrange a first - time rock show on campus. Student government president Jerry Gordon had been pressing the concert issue, which had been tabled repeatedly by the college board because of legal questions raised by college attorney Frank Basile. Foclix is shooting for a May date. depending on which act is available at that time L i Audio Showaase D ÿ,jj%ij TEAC model AL700 Elcaset, slated for late- spring delivery. boasts a special memory switch offering stop and play positions, plus a timer function that automatically starts the transport in play or record mode as set by any external clock timer. The Dolby unit, aimed at both the audiophile and professional markets. has a nationally advertised value of under,000. SUPERSCOPE TDR -80 record - playback 8 -track deck in black or gold faceplate. otters Dolby. locking electronic pause and fast forward. dual record level. peak limiter. SCOTCH RD-0 mini -cassettes by M fit Philips /Norelco rim /spindledrive units. The 0- minute low - noise' high -output tapes are blister. packed in pairs. at suggested $7.99. J..L. model 6 in -dash CB rear stereo combination has40- channel CB, AM: FM %MPX radio. cassette player. All CB functions are in the control mike. plus a stand -by monitor override feature. Unit delivers watts channel RMS with frequency response of 0-0,000 Hz, and cassette section has fast forward/ eject controls. tape play indicator. Suggested list is ndustry Seminars For USC Students LOS ANGELES -The USC' Law School recently sponsored two recording industry seminars geared to entertainment law students. The seminars. held March 4 and March were sponsored by Salsa, the nternational Law Society and the Entertainment Law Society, all USC Law School organizations. The first seminar was entitled "Minority Representation And Contract Agreements." Panelists were Lee Young Jr.. Motown attorney: Larkin Arnold, head of r &b at Capitol: Ray Tisdale, attorney with Sanders & Tisdale: and Jim Tolbert, attorney with Tolbert & Wooden. The second seminar. entitled "nternational Agreements And Artist Contracts," featured Jay Cooper. NARAS president and attorney with Cooper. Epstein & Hurewitz; and Steve Deiner. vice president of ABC Records nternational. Both seminars were coordinated by Stephen and John Barnes of Tranquil Dawn. a music publishing company. When Answering Ads... Say You Saw t in Billboard Pirate Sentenced And Fined n Pa. MECHANCSBURG. Pa.- James A. Converse was sentenced to six months imprisonment and fined $00 after pleading guilty to one count of copyright infringement. His jail sentence was suspended and Converse was put on probation for two years. Last December FB agents seized about.00 pirated tapes from a stand Converse operated at the Silver Springs Livestock Flea Market. r General News CBS Promo Uses Posters n -D NEW YORK -CBS Records is sending special accounts and its branch offices vacuum -formed three -dimensional plastic posters in support of Johnnie Taylor's "Rated Extraordinaire" LP and Wild Cherry's "Electrified Funk" on Epic Records. The four -color posters, which are basically a reproduction attic cover an of the LPs, are an industry first. says CBS. Because of their uneven surface. they require special packaging The posters were designed by Bob Gordon. director of customer merchandising for CBS Records in conjunction with Custom Merchandising Corp. of Teaneck. NJ. The posters are intended for retail store display They are the first of several news display concepts it is planning for the coming months. sass CBS. 0,000 Watts For llinois Station LOS ANGELES -Campus radio station WVJC -FM at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel. ll.. will increase its power from O to 0,000 watts effective May. The school is one of three community colleges in the area and will now be able to service them all. The other schools are Lincoln Trail College and Onley Central College. Station Manager Tony London says WVJC will now have the capacity- to reach the entire Southeast region. London says a FCC petition for the increase in wattage had been in the works for three years. ll,. cityylide saies ] &owwey Nam Vora. N Y 000 we w "no- nereeetse" Mai panel o ernrq SOW Aldo sad Record Dealers, with mesdlate Npmnl across tir USA end Canada:.-ar D O PCKERNG Gr. maxell Sry. 8.klro r,jállslla...f. 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50 ascos pulent s the Word For Projected Miami EW YORK -Three top New- -based disco consulting and ply firms have been retained to design and build the Warehouse V. a multi -level. Miami -based disco entertainment complex. n an effort to create the best disco environment possible in a market where discotheque competition is growing increasingly keen. Rheims Marner. owner of Warehouse V. retained Graham Smith Associates to design the club, and Digital Lighting Corp. and Varazon ndustries for the light show and floors. The disco complex. designed to cater to a predominantly gay chen- tole of tourists and native Miamians, features six consentional ban, a rooftop barbeque gull, an upper level cruise bar, a western bar with a jukebox featuring country music. The discotheque is highlighted by a.000 square foot computerized, il- luminated dance floor, above which is suspended more than 00 feet of chaser lights, and metal mirror panels running parallel to each other. Within the "tent -like" effect of the suspended lights, another 90 feet of chase lights is utilized to form two Complex 4-foot diameter circles. From the center of these circles mirror balls hang suspended. These are encircled by neon orbits. Sixty low voltage pin -spots are used as "down lights" to create yet another special effect within the "tent of mirror and lights;' according to Graham Smith, head of Graham Smith Associates. The complex's sound system plus the entire complex of lights arc operated by Bill Kelly, the club's disk jockey. Warehouse V is a general admission club catering to a predominantly over crowd. t will operate nightly. 9 [oiscomix] By OM MO LTON NEW YORK -Beam Junction Records is rush reinasing the new Grace Jones -inch % r p m deco dui titled " Need A Man:' Thu tune r, Nit as strong, d not stronger than the entertainer's Last double sided hit. There s much energy and drive and much of the beauty that characterized her last hit. " Need A Mane features a rhythm break that goes into an organ break, and builds into a haunting meody There a also an mstrumental section that features the rhythm with mandolins, and at w tunes sounds like an entirely different record The hip a an instrumental and somewhat longer version d the same song. This a a strong fol. towup to the singer's earlier success The dek u commercially available Philadelphia nternational has released the new Lou Rawls album "Unmistakably Lou" There are two good cuts. "Some folks Never Learn; and See You When Get There " "Some folks Never tears" carries a strong mes. We. a beautiful melody and a great uptempo drove along with Rawls popular `Mr Easy' styl. mg The tune incorporates all the ingredients (Continued on page 6) Tile Floor Due n May NEW YORK -The Capitol Stage Lighting Co. has developed a new tile floor for discotheques using what Jack Ransom. the firm's sat. manager. describes as "the latest developments in laser and holographic technology.' According to Ransom. the technology allows the new Capitol Tile - lite to diffract and reflect white light from tiny prism windows cmbosscd into each square -inch of high qual. ity acrylic. He adds. -When a non -diffused light beam enters this prism system. component colors are diffracted into e an infinite vanety of rainbow -like spectral colors. The wide range of variable angle and lighting conditions makes possible a literal infinity of effects.` The light used for creating this wide variety of color spectrums can come from conventional overhead incandescent bulbs. Ransom explains that if color organs are attached to the bulbs, the variety of patterns is greatly increased. When the floor goo on the market by mid -May. st will be available in one square foot sections with a retail price tag of about per square foot. The tiles can be attached to existing floors by any non -technical person. using conventional tile adhesive. t can be overlayed with a clear plastic protective covenng to prevent scuffing and other damage from wear. The Capitol Tdehte will initially be sold through conventional disco products suppliers. Advance orden for the product have already been received from Marriott and Playboy dubs across the country. TO: Tape /Audio/Video Manufacturers FROM: Billboard ideo Market Sourcebook SUBJECT': Billboard's 977 Tape /Audio/V' will publish its Gentlemen: 977, Billboard t will ou that on May 7'e audio /video industry. is the most This is t advise y of the tap to -date listings which is why international and published in the field' contain accurate up ideo 977 Market employed reference p Ta e /AudioN are. what you message in Billboard's worldwide market who ry time they pick it up! 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51 4 Country Doug Kershaw LP Spurs `Progressive Cajun' nterest NASHVLLE With Log Fier-,haw's new LP hitting the Billboard Hot Counts. LPs chart. the imporunce of tic Cajun influence on country music has once again been underscored. The Warner Bros. artist. now hot with "Flip. Flop & Fly." wrote one of the bat selling Cajun country songs- "Lotnsiana Mari' -and has taken this liven. unpredictable form of muoc out of the swamps and into the speakers_ As Cajun music conquers new frontiers. many music business executives believe its sums has only just begun. Consequently. Shelby Singleton has signed Jimmy C. Newman to his Planution Records and Great in any Language Country/Soul/Pop " LEFT MY HEART N SAN FRANCSCO" George Cory and Douglass Cross General Music Publishing Co.. nt. Hastings -on- Hudson, N Y 0706 Singleton & Newman Attempt Followup hopes to launch a "progressive Cajun" mosement. Explaining "progressive Cajun." Newman notes, The young people. arc really digging Cajun music because they're hearing another part of the American music scene that's authentic. We add a little of a beat and we modify it a little, and the young people arc just knocked out over it.- Featuring high splinted vocals. Cajun music gains a uniqueness with its sno sung in Cajun French or English with an accent. The music is played basically with the fiddle and French accordion. To play Cajun fiddle. you use an unusual Mow stroke that few people can master if they aren't brought up Cajun" And the theme is usually about Louisiana. Audiences like their Cajun songs uptempo. says Newman, who observes. " can hardly do two slow songs in a row on my stage shows or else things will get sleepy." Explaining why Cajun music rs so robust -and often punctuated by yells- Newman says. "Cajuns are hot -blooded people. and the music comes from this hot -blooded character. Most Cajuns have two speeds - off and full -blast." Newman was the first Cajun to join the "Grand Ole Opry." Rusty and Doug Kershaw have been "Oprv" regulars in the past. Newnan is also the only Amcncan to By GERRY WOOD tarn a gold record in Canada with a French lyric song. " Lachc Pas La Patatc" sold some copies in Canada. The native of Big Mamou. La., began hi, recording carter in 446 as a teenager. and continued through a stnng of hits. including "y Cr. Cry Darling." "A Fallen Star." Blue Lonely Winter" and "Alligator Man." With Singleton. a colorful figure on the Nashville music scene. he teams with a fellow Cajun. Newman would like to see a two or three -hour Cajun music show slated annually during the Fan Fair held in NusMdle. He has talked to "Grand Ole Opry" officials about it. and the show remains a possibility for the future. Such a show would feature several Cajun entertainer. including Newnan and his fiddler. Rufus Thibodeaux. who. according to Newman. "brought the Cajun sound to Music City" One problem area for the Cajun act is "finding people that understand us here in Nashville." says Newman, crediting Singleton for putting ho recording career back into gear. Another problem is the song. "So many people try to wnte Cajun songs and they don't know what they're wining. But think the Cajun sound will definitely stay here. - Kershaw has gained success as a songwnter, gising Acuff -Rose and a high performance song in "Louisiana Man." Eddy Raven. another Cajun talent. has done likewise with Milene Music and ASCAP. Though Raven's song arc more universal and less Cajun than some writers, he slipped into his native Cajun tongue with his ABC /Dot recording of the John D. Loudermilk song. " W'anna Live." Raven has modified his writing to become one of Nashville's top songwriters. with cuts by such acts as Don Gibson and Jeannie C. Riley. Joel Sonnies. once dubbed the t ajun s, alcntino. has gained' success with some of his Mer leases. He reflects the trad emphatic Cajun style and has heavily on the accordion. -, Likewise. Frenchie Burke. a singer and fiddler. has gained cha sonny with his Cajun songs. Justin Wilson has become a Cajun legend. telling his Cajun stones - Paula Records in Shreveport. H. l-ps have been consistently good sellers for years. Floyd Soileau has established a Cajun music kingdom in Ville Platte. La. His music concerns have included a record store. merchandising. mail -order company. record labels- publishing and a studio. Perhaps the biggest Cajun success (Continued on page 60) HUMPERDNCK UNKED-Engelbert Humperdinck, enjoying a smash on the country chart with "After The Loom'," brings his show to the Grand Ole Opry House where the Epic artist drew an SRO crowd. including this lustful la id J á E veryone's Going APE Over s Kathy Barnes' New Single "Catch the Wind" ( RDA R 76 V Exclusively on REPUBLC RECORDS

52 WE'RE NOT ALONE WHEN WE SAY THAT STELLA PARTON HAS A SURE HT WTH "'m Not That Good At Goodbye.48 KCKC. San Bernardino: Bob Mitchell says that he got immediate response to Stella...that the record has had steady growth, is pulling heavy female phones, and is for sure a Top Ten record. STELLA PARTON. Now charted # at KCKC. WPNX, Columbus: Sid Kaminsky told us that the Stella Parton single is the Number One selling country record in Columbus. Georgia. The stores can't keep it in stock. STELLA PARTON. Now charted #4 at WPNX. W C. Memphis: Bob Young says that Stella is pulling Top Five phones and sales. Record charted in two weeks. STELLA PARTON. Now charted #4 from #49! WKDA, Nashville: Les Acree (see Les. we did spell your name right J reports that Stella Parton was the top requested record for the week of March 8. Les firmly believes that STELLA PARTON has u smash. WRK -FM. West Palm Beach: Barrs Grant called to tell us that the STELLA PARTON record is his top requested song. Even Tammy Wynette called and requested Stella's record while she was in Florida. WHAT MORE CAN WE SAY ABOUT "'m Not That Good At Goodbye?" Produced by Jim Malloy & David Malloy r Everywhere the single is played, it's an instant hit. Elektra /Asylum Nashville is reservicing the STELLA PARTON record because- WE DELVER, ALWAYS HAVE.

53 6 Country Pal Rakes "That When The Lyin' Stops (And The Lovin' Starts)" WBS 840 COUNTRY MEETS GOSPEL -The House of Cash Studio brings together the greats of country and gospel as Johnny Cash swaps studio talk with Bill and Glona Gaither. The Gaithers met Cash while in Nashville for their soldout performance at the Grand Ole Opry House. Cash includes the Gaither composition. "The Church Triumphant," in his road show. SALAMON'S SUCCESS N.Y. WHN Woos Adults Via Country Spinnings NEW YORK -Country music is written for adults and that's who listens to WHN, this city's country AM outlet Thais the crux of the reason for WHN's swamis. stated Ed Salamon. the station's program director During a recent lecture at the New School for Social Research. Salamon discussed the topic of "Whatever Happened to Top 40 Radio." and commented on why WHN's country format had become so successful in the past years. "The ongmal concept of Top 40 radio was to play the top 40 most popular songs," said Salamon. With today's many and different lifestyles. its almost impossible to please everybody with something for everyone. What WHN does is play the music adults want to hear and the adult music of the 70s is country music. its really hard for kids to relate to a lot of the lyrics of country music because it talks about adult human experiences like work. having and raising children. dying and lining different people. But, you can be sure adults can relate to it and want to hear it. -Ask the record companies who buys singles and they'll tell you its the kids: ask them who buys country music and they'll tell you its adults. That's why WHN's become so popular. We play the music adults want to hear." PRODUCED BY NORRO WLSON WARNER COUNTRY S SOUL COUNTRY Catskills Sessions Evoke Accolades & Discussions NASHVLLE-Awards to promising talents from the Northeast. panel discussions on the state of country music and a keynote address by Doc Williams highlighted the recent Eastern States Country Music, nc. convention. Held at Kutshers Country Club in Catskill country, the meet. ending March 0. drew Northeast artists. writers. publishers. fans and radio station representatives. The Northeast Talent Showcase was held in the Sportsmans Lounge at Kutshers. The annual awards show was presented to the membership and other hotel guests, climaxing the four -day fete. Regional awards went to the Dale Youngs Show. Kathy LeCastro. Vi Moody. Ed Wcidow and Dale Youngs. Thc most promising band award went to Vi Moody and the Nighthawks from Maine. Rusty Brackett from the Nighthawks hand was named most promising mate vocalist. Most promising duct was Sandi and Dave Parran from Adams, N.Y. Most promising female entertainer was Patti Stanford of Low - vtlle. N.Y.. Ron Murray of WSCP. Sand Creek. N.Y.. won the king disk jockey award. A special board of directors award went to Joe Hahn. program director of WSCP. for contributions in promoting both Eastern States Country Music. nc. and its talent" Keynote speaker Doc Williams. who has spent 40 years in the country music industry as an artist, radio station owner and record and publishing company owner. reviewed his past years in the industry. noting how the business has changed. f today's country music keeps heading in the direction its going. then in a very short time there will be no such thing as country radio, rock radio or pop radio" Williams warned. All stations would be playing a bit everything. or possibly reverting back to block radio programnung." Williams predicted the Northeast will blossom as a major country recording center. The only thing holding back the Northeast at one time were the musicians. The recording studios have always been here, and now with this new breed of musician and entertainer. there's no rayon why this cannot become a major country music recording center." Citing the Northeastern country music heritage, Williams pointed out "Country music was born here. t was brought here by the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock and the immigrants who landed at Ellis sland. bringing their folk music to the new world. They didn't land in Nashville. Bakersfield or Austin - they landed here in the Northeast." The first superstars of country. (Continued on page 7)

54 Country 7 Margo Smith "Loves Explosion" WBS 89 HARD HATS. SOFT HEARTS -ASCAP officials don hard hats as they go onto - cation in presenting a 0,000 contribution toward construction of a multi theatre home for the new Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation in Nashville. Left to right are Ed Shea, ASCAP Southern director; Billy Taylor, board member; Stanley Adams, president: Martha R. ngram. secretary of the Ten. nessee Performing Arts Foundation; Gerald Marks, board member of ASCAP: and Wesley Brustad, managing director of the foundation. Catskills Sessions Evoke Continued from page 6 music recorded m the Northeast." commented Williams. "Jimmie Rodgers recorded in New York City and others recorded in Camden. NJ. The first country records were pressed in New York City and then taken by hand to Rosalie Allen u-ho played the records for the first time on a radio station in New York City." A wide ranging session hosted by Mickey Barnett featured panelists Jim Foederer, owner of WSCP radio, Sandy Creek. N.Y.: Michael J. Molinan. SESAC: and Williams who is also vice president of the nternational Music Heritage Assn. and a member of the WWVA "Jamboree USA" in Wheeling. W. Va. Copyright law revisions and the dwindling playlist on country stations received and extensive airing. Methods to induce Northeast radio stations to program local and North - east talent were discussed. "Through past experience. if a record is a well produced record, not only Northeast stations will play it. but other stations will also program it." commented Barnett. "However. the new product coming out of the Northeast today has never been better. Program directors should take this into consideration because a radio audience not only are fans of the superstars. but also fans of the local artist. They can somehow relate to them easier than the superstars.." Barnett concluded: "n recent years superstars do their shows. run into the privacy of their buses and don't care to hand out autographs or meet their supporters anymore. The local entertainer is a friend to the fan and becomes involved." Eastern States Country Music. nc. is a nonprofit organization of artists. promoters. deejays. agents. recording companies and fans. promoting country music throughout the Northeastern section of the U.S. HOPEFUL PRESENTATON -Roy Clark receives the Spirit of Life Award as a highlight of the Tulsa testimonial dinner honoring him. More than $0,000 was raised at the event, with proceeds going to the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, Calif. Left to right are Clark; Harold Chasen. City of Hope regional director: Hank Thompson, country artist; John Sieler, co- chairman of the dinner committee; and Jim Halsey. Clark's manager. 00 -Day Outdoor Festivals Scheduled NASHVLLL tvturc than :W three -day outdoor camping bluegrass. folk. gospel and country music festivals are set between April 7 and October 0 throughout the country. The 977 summer festival season opened in Union Grove. N.C.. Thursday Of with the 4th annual World's Championship Old Time Fiddlers Convention and will continue with dates in Florida. Georgia. Virginia. West Virginia. Kentucky. Ohio. ndiana. Maryland. Pennsylvania. New York. Delaware. Vermont. Ontario, Missouri. Nebraska. Oklahoma. Kansas, Utah. Texas. Arizona. California and Washington. nquiries may be directed tri: Festival Schedule '77. Box 86, Fairfax. Va. -0. (70) -64. Billy Carter Visits NASHVLLE -Billy Carter. the President's plain -spoken brother. made a two-day trip to Nashville. March 8-9 and met the media at Top Billing agency. Top Billing recently signed a contract with Carter to represent him for appearances- Carter and has,. ife climaxed their top from Plains by attending a Tom T. Hall concen at the Old Timc Picking Parlor. PRODUCED BY NORRO WLSON FROM THE ALBUM HAPPNESS (BS 049) WARNER COUNTRY S FEVER COUNTRY

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57 60 Country Country LP For Floren NASHVLLE -Myron Floret, 6 -year veteran accordionist and listant conductor with the "Law rence Welk Show." has recorded his first country instrumental album here. "Alston Floren And The Nashville Sessions' on GRT Record's produced by Gary S. Paxton. is set for release Wednesday (0 and will include such country favontes as -Tennessee Waltz" -San Antonio Rose," "Before The Next Teardrop Falb" and "Thank God 'm A Country Boy. - Reflecting on his "Nashville ses- stony," Floren notes that "Nashville musicians and studios have a rclased and positive attitude that )- hard to find on the West Coast " Don Tweedy did the arrange meno for the album with Pig Roh bins and Johnny Gimble among the musicians used for the sessions recorded at the Sound Stage. There will possibly be more albums by the accordionist for GRT. Besides Welk's television and personal appearances. Floren does approximately 00 shows throughout the sear on his own. t's `Progressive Cajun' Con towed from page 4 of all m the music business is Hucy Meaux The colorful Cajun. now based out of Houston. has produced a string of country and pop hits during the past 7 years. le has cut hits with such artists as BJ. Thomas, Kershaw. Dale & Grace. Barbara Lynn. Joe Barry. Doug Sahm. Ronnie Milsap. Rod Bernard. Roy Head. T -Bone Walker and Jimmy Hughes-some of them Cajuns. Meaux. owner of Sugar Hill Stu-... PROMOTONS-6) SALES -(6)6.66 GUSTO RECORDS. NC. 0 8OCOBEL ST. NASHVLLE, TENN. 7 (6)666 dios in Houston. produces Freddy Fender. "My father played accordion. and when was a kid in Louisiana, wed play house dances and pass the hat" Meaux owns labels and publishing firms, also. To date. he has been king of the Cajun music makers- -a fiery, fun breed that has given the world a lot of music worth singing JENNNGS ZOOMS TO 48 NASHVLLE, -Rr chalked up the strongest.sart entry in the history of the Billboard Hot country singles chart -Luckenbach, Texas (Back To Thc Basics Of Loset" by Waylon Jennings makes its debut this week at 48 with a star A few songs oser the past years have entered the chart in the 0s, but this is the first to enter in the upper half of the chart in its first week. Of the 89 radio sauons contacted by Billboard's chart department. 6 were playing the Jennings song. The previous high for a first week song was. How did the stauons get on the record so fast? RCA country promo esecutises hand delivered special copies of the record to 4 stations that RCA tracks across the nation. n the first week, 0 of those stations were on the record. according to RCA officials. Though he's not listed anywhere on the record credits, Willie Nelson adds his talents to the Jennings single by singing the last verse. The Jennings -Nelson team kept the LP charts hot for more than a year with the "Wanted: The Outlaws' album that also featured Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter LOOKNG FOR A LABEL? WE PLACE MASTERS NTERNATONALLY! SThrowing your money away on so- called independent distribution deals. T Wasting needless thousands of dollars on so- called promotion! O The needless waste of letting your potential P hits sit on a shelf collecting dust instead of COLLECTNG ROYALTES. Our eaiensne network of 'n-the-know' European Rpcorr) Personnel mu present too, product to Europe's leading Record Companies for poss,bfe release to up to you to accept or reject any and all offers submmed on your masters w OUR RONCLAD GUARANTEE * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** PAY US NOTHNG F WE CANNOT FND YOU THE DEAL YOU ARE LOOKNG FOR Only it you agree to any offers submitted on your master(s) do you pay our placement tee. What could be fairer? ry nrnnw iniwme.on pya.. can KNG OF MUSC 8 We. Spuve Eno. Nash... Tenn Ty W) Sales Spurt For Revival Of Dean Hit By SALLY HNKLE NASHVLLE -A classic experiment in reviving a hit record is taking place at GRT Records here with Jimmy Dean's perennial single -0.U.- According to Tom McEntee, GRT "" was director of national promotions..o.u. one of the biggest phone pull records of 976 and also one of the hottest sales pieces. "With its Apnl 976 release. the single sold one million copies in five short weeks. and we believe history will repeat itself. As of March. we already have some,000 orders" Owing to last year's response. GRT has devised a massive push behind the first annual Jimmy Dean.O.U. program. which will tie in with Dean's appearance on NBC's "Country. Music Hit Parade - Sunday 7 and includes dntnbutors. retail outlets and radio stations. Distributors ordenng singles up to and including the first units will receive 09 in additional free goods. All album orders placed will qualify for an immediate 09 advertising allowance with prepared radio spots available at the time of order receipt A mass dealer mailing to retail outlets will contain posters. header cards. letters from Dean and promotional LPs and single. Under separate cover, a quantity of window banners will be sent. Rack accounts will receive browser or step -down header cards. Radio spot ads will be bought on vanous key MOR stations around the country and in the local market stations have already been solicited to run Jimmy Dean.O.U. contests. CBS the Leader n Country Singles NASHVLLE -CBS Records has surpassed other record companies in total chart activity on Billboard's Hot Country singles chan. CBS maintained an average of nearly 89 of the singles chart activ- ity per week dunng the weeks comprising the January -March quarter. RCA followed with a weekly average of nearly- 9. The CBS figures include both its Columbia and Epic labels. ABC came in with 0.9. MCA gained 9.9 of the action. followed closely by the WEA labels with Garnering national chart success during the first quarter were 6 Columbia and Epic acts and 4 records. Lewis Vegas Date Through April 8 NASHVLLE -Thc country mu- sic renaissance continues in Las Vegas, Jerry Lee Lewis is sel for an Apnl run -through the 8th -at the Music City Fiesta Theatre, the main showroom of the Fremont. The Mercury artist follows the country package of Tommy Cash and Ruby Falls. Buddy Lee Attractions. nc. of Nashville has assumed exclusive booking rights for the room. Since reopening the showroom two months ago, Lee has also showcased the talents of Billy Thunder - kloud.jud Strunk and Danny Davis Jr the Nashville Brass. Bibocxd Hot B+mwe SPECA SURVF F«Week EallutR ;6: 7 (ountrj LPs Common torr (Moro rve,ca.orr..ic ew WW a..ats an r.vr be.; UMW. a.m./ eeee.r. 9 traranee.d >7 sm.. a, 7. a, Ha^a Y., h.-+. S M a 7 0 f t a B 9 N Y B 7 0 4! S u 40 rr i 6 =" NW MT Se fire lt! N Mae Mwrr-tA rapyriq tinmrvme men Am em weal TTTtE- Artel, ur a ww ammen lier LUXURY uner- Ealsylss Hama mew ara es inn SOUTHERN NGHTS -lier CampbdL ter tw NEV HARVEST FRST GATHERNG -Day Parts, ta aril na SAT 08 STAY UNTL TOMORROW -Ten boer. Len ADOS AaiGO -Marty MAM, aam et saur NSlONS -Da WBaas, i0cct o ria HEART HEALER -toil Ti, era ast RATON AVE -Mo letaip, ea gam THE BEST OF DONNA FAR60. oe.'ne an 7 JOHN DEMYERS GREATEST HTS VOL. ara to ins PLAY GUTAR PUR- Ceesay Twrtty, rira Mt RONNE nlsap LVE ru GREATEST HTS VOL ii- Cranny Twely, ara rns THE BEST OF CHARM MADE. Vat M. ta lira aad GREATEST NTS -Leta ldalt, eon. 4 ;aie HOTEL CAUFOOLM- Eanes, new. 7 me RDN' MNUOWS -tasya Tucker. 4 7 t lama ll SOOT FOR YOU. MY FREND -Mee holy, cam. at wu FUGO COUNTRY -Dena Free i e CHANGES N LATTUDES.. May kief, w: 44 x: _ r ans CHANGES N ATTTUDES- TORR ETWEE TWO LOVERS -wry MacGrel«. snis,caw. PPER ROSE -Gene Raba, cita st lint THE BEST OF GLEN CMMf.LL c. P, CANOUn DREAMS- daniall T.cMi Bast tenor oats acon. Mal YOU'RE FREE TO GO -Suey lanes. c.w. et war-, JOHNNY o.. THE BEST OF THE STARER BROTHERS, tw+o.s 900 mi Ps.s on TARE ME -purse MA, ia e Saw GLLEYS SMOAN' -Mickey Gike,. rusa n cs.tx WRAP YOUR LOVE ALL AROUND TOUR MAN -Lynn *edam. car. ec u.: ARE YOU READY FOR THE COUNTRY-Phyla Je.eiap, o;a ris sils VNTAGE 77 -Tommy Overstreet, moor cor ml CRYSTAL - Crystal QM...-,t unes amt. RDES AGAN -Dane Alan Cae, tam. e 0i0 4 GREATEST HTS -Haul Mmes. am n riant THE COUNTRY AMERCA LOVES- Statler Brothers. rrrm HE WHEEL -Asleep At The Wheel -iw n MO THUNDER N THE AFTERNOON -Mac Darin, cs.r it wu THE LAST GUNFGHTER BALLAD -Johnny Cash, war. w0 TOUCAN DO T T00- Amannt Rhythm Ace. let is tus SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE -Loretta Lynn, wu,a THE TROUBLEMAKER -Nike Ninon..--. a: et mu irwrbi DONT STOP BEUEYN' -0 *u Necton -lake, rra 7 4 GREAT HTS BY 808 WLLS AND HS TUAS PLAYBOYS. v:v : sot. DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO MARRY OU -lit Ed Brown t Helen Cornelius, :a c.. :.'r CRASH -Billy Crash Craddoci. iae Dr peso :cc FUP, FLOP t FLT -Doug Kershaw, name es. rra ES, BUCAJACA CHOR -Lames Talley, tow st NS LOVE RUSTLER -Delbert Mctbnta, nec iu rit RAN ON -Gene Coffer. ré, u sea Tom T. Hall Golf Tourney Time Set NASHVLLE -The Tom T. Hall Bethel Celebrity Golf Tournament benefiting the Bethel Bible School for Children. will he held May -4 in Chattanooga. Commencing May with a pre - tourney a plate banquet the tournament is expected to draw en- tertainment and sports world celebnties as well as prominent business and civic leaders. May will feature the first round of golf play followed by an evening concert. Final gulf rounds and an awards buffet will conclude the activities May 4.

58 Listen Bring back if you will the setting in "Don't Cry Joni." A fifteen year -old girl asking the year -old guy next door to wait until she grows up but he decides she is too young and tells her "You'll get over me." After five years of searching for someone else, he finally realizes that it is Joni he wants and returns home to claim his bride only to find out that she has married his best friend John. For the rest of the story, listen to the great new record: The Reason Why 'm Here Thank you to the following believers: NHBF WHK WXCL W MAQ - WTOD KFD K WMN KTS WDEN 6-9 WSLC KBUC at KVOO 48-4 WTL at 9 KRGO at 6 KXOL 9- WXOX KEBC Joui Lee by Twitty Bird Nat Stuckey Please James MCA The chauffeur drives the lady everywhere including, "Out of her mind." "Please James," MCA-069 written by Rory Bourke, the BM! writer of the year. Produced by Snuffy Miller for Twitty Bird Productions KHAK 40-7 KJJJ KRAK 47 KFD KTTS WPNX united United Talent 907 Division Street Nashville, Tennessee 70 (6 /44-94).MCA RECORDS Twitty Bird Music t t Music Square West Nashville, Tennessee 70 (6/7-6)

59 6 Soul Sauce Washington Honored n Philadelphia By JEAN WLLAMS LOS ANGELES- Oros er Wash- ington Jr. was honored April by the city of Philadelphia for his work with charity and community organirations which include local prisons. )an workshops in city high schools and numerous benefits. Washington has been a resident of Philadelphia for the past O years. The citation was presented Ss black female deputy to the mayor. Goldie E. Watson. in a special City Hall ceremony on the eve of the "Second Annual Evening With Grover Washington Jr.." at Philadelphia's Academy of Music- + Soul Sensation Orchestra. the America soul band based in Brus - scb, with a new disco-onented LP "Shine Your Light- on Shadybroitk Records. plans a disco tour of the East Coast beginning in August. + + Aretha Franklin threw a birthday hash for herself and her brother/ manager Cecil Franklin at the Beserly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on March. ndustry personalities onhand included among others Stevie Won - Smokey Robinson and Don Cornelius. Wonder danced up a sder. mstorm to Marvin Gaye's newest LP. _a Aretha originally planned to serve a huge spread consisting of all soul food in the holel's Crystal Ballnnan ñ but was denied this opponunln rn Therefore. she invited the matcly 0 guests to her bungalow to feast. Following the dinner. guests = moved back into the ballroom for CC mort disco dancing. Q Members of the black student unions of Loyola-Mary mont. UCLA and USC. all in the Los Angeles area. arc sot to roast Rod McGrew. general manager of KJLH in Los Angeles on May 8 at USC's Hancock Hall. According to Alfonso Hamilton. a student of Loyola -Marymont. McGraw was selected because of his outstanding contribution over the years to the black community. The three groups are scheduling O noted female music industry personalities along with the KJLH announcers to do the actual roasting. Ana Jordan. a communications major at Loyola -Marymont is host recording artists and Grammy Award winners %tardlsn McCoo and Billy Davis. hase been set to perform at the NAACP's Tenth Annual mage Awards Ares entation and show to be held at the Century Mara Hotel in Los Angeles. April a On the heels of her South American tour. Gloria Gaynor began a cuneen tour throughout taly March 8 through Tuesday (). The singer returns to the U.S. this month to prepare for a U.S. /Canadian tour which is sot to begin around mid May The Dells. who are observing their th year as a unit, arc appearing at the ntercontinental Hotel in Monrovia, Liberia. The Mercury recording group is (Continued on page hj) N l 7 9 ßf * Oa., 4 S ic8 * 4 6 t * 9 billboard Coorn.Drn Gored dnnnaop.ind w t m a',roar. Ryan. or l'enrertted m any bier or by Any n oans 'Kpdu.D W Biro'... A.n.c.ii The pogo um., per...on $ é t to L Oit tcin0erd Oedipal.. Ben r <nw hero' -eye repro. pea wpm... wt pep.. well Hot No p.rt or mrr ARTST nn..a Or a noon. (de 0erlr.NNPw. <..w AT MDNGHT (My Lae Win Litt You Up) -tar.. wet Caw. W bmoen L.::_ MC M rru. a r'urea CO, 'VE GOT LOVE ON MY MND -raw t r ivy Y rear.n r E..MM) CaaY /60 tin e bete enea'hped ASCU, N cerero., i Merrl. room MP nowpan) wn S ES BETTER M THE A M nailer Y.rr it sr ''Biro D Da.. WNW. tan Bra r<...m.. 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SW BRASS CONSTRUCTON Arum W K C GARCATURES onai bpi Ws ke. 8 UL4 Nus M9m STLL TOGETHER carp sera 4 rye. w as We 09 6 MAZE Feitr,* FRAME B EVERLY Ura ST REACHNG FOR THE WORLD Nebo ex a Ste A SECRET PACE C..e.crM. a...a Odom, Me Noe %Ws 49 4 JOYOUS o. :.,.,,,. r 9 S 4 SS x 7 st s si S 4 40 a 7 4 h sa 9 a u 4 t WAT TO CONE BACK AS A SONG air am. elsrw 000 MAW M.hl NE PAL 'VE GOT Low ur.r.a orrw tw Unla4..r MEOW c.wr 6-. w...r s SS Kit MS 6 MONO DAY x.r rn0 rk 4r.M LAW f.rtarcl Venereal News Brisker Sales n Easter Season Owner Of 8 -Store VP Chain Asks More LP Releases LOS ANGELES- Contrary to popular opinion. the Easter season is one of the bat times of the year for labels to release records. So says Cletus Anderson. owner of the eight -store VP retail record chain here and in Jackson, Miss. "People arc getting their income tax returns and my business triples during this season. "Histoncally," says Anderson, "labels don't release their choice product at this time of the year. Therefore this is considered a slow period. "This year there are a few good records out by such acts as Teddy Pendergrass. Marvin Gaye and some others." He claims that last Saturday his main store here sold.00 LPs. At the same ume. he says singles are down. selling only for the some day. "Kids are now programmed to buying albums. f they hear a song on radio by the Jacksons. they don't Black Philly -Stop Hits Big Volume LOS ANGELES -Union Onc- Stop Philadelphia's only black - owned outlet, grossed in its first nine months of operation. claims Paul Mosley. a partner in the firm. Union, owned by five local businessmen, James Eldridge. Julius Williams also owner of the Oak Lane Record Shop. James L. Hen - dericks Robert Johns and Mosley. has garnered 0 accounts since opening. says Mosley. The predominately r &b /gospel outlet also stocks pop product along with 8 -track and cassette tapes plus record accessories. Says Mosley: "Accounts were slow in coming because like any new business, people tend to be skeptical until you prove yourself. "What we have going for us is that some of us have been in the retail end of the business here for a number of years and know all of the shop owners" Mosley notes that he personally visits these shops advising the owners of the service he offers. He also has people soliciting via telephone Continued from page 6 behesesl to be the first major:..mcn - can as in nearly a decade to appear in Liberia. Africa Monrovia is the capital of Liberia. The engagement, which runs from April 6-. preceded the release of the group's new LP "They Said t Couldn't Be Done.". The appearance by the Dells at the ntereonunmul Hotel is said to be the first ut a series of shows at the hotel featunng US. acts. Andrae Crouch and the Disciples sere the only gospel ensemble selected to perform at the national Easter Seals Telethon. which raised more than S million. March 6-7. The group was also asked to sing m the telethon's finale Crouch. who is making a constants effort to go after the r &b au- Soul Sauce By JEAN WLLAMS come in asking for the record they heard, they ask for the new Jackson LP, without knowing whether it comes in LP form:" he says. Another reason VP's revenue is up is because the chain has raised its prices. " have had shop owners tell me their customers won't buy certain records because of the price hikes. But am not having that problem because my people are trained to inform customers what is actually happening at the manufacturing level." notes Anderson. "We point out the list price on the side of the jacket. explaining we're raising our prices because the manufacturers have raised their prices to us," he continua. "All of our LPs which arc priced above $6.98 are reduced. The exception is Marvin Gaye 's new album which is down only S" He explains that Gave 's 7.98 LP is only reduced by, not because he wanted to sell it for 6.98 but be- _ cause customers would not understand why they should pay.98 for the Commodores single album and the same price for Gaye's double LP. 't had reached the point where we were not selling the Commodores because people fell they were being cheated and could get double for the same dollar by buying Marvin Gaye. "To solve the problem and sell the Commodores LP. we raised the price of the Gaye album. Nobody complained after that." Anderson notes that his business has outgrown its present location and he is building larger quarters for his main outlet. The new store will be on the order of the Nchi Peaches store, he says. "t will be approximately.000 square feet located on the lot next door to our present headquarters." The old building which is about.000 square feet- will be converted into an all- gospel outlet. He plans to have the new building completed in about four months. m ryoxspsill m BRTHDAY BASH. A dual birthday celebration for Aretha and Beverly Cecil Franklin Hills Hotel is at the O attended by numerous industry the personalities. n two addition to birthday cakes, Aretha served up a bevy of soul food. and he says his reputation in the arca is bringing in customers. He is also owner of P &L retail record shop. Ele explains that Union's prices are competitive with other local one - stops, charging.0 for 6.98 LPs and 66 cents for singles. When deals are passed down by the manufacturers they are passed unto the customers, says Mosley. Special deals generally range from. to.. dience with his contemporary gospel sound, crossed from Billboard's gospel than to the soul chart with his latest Light Records LP -This s Another Day." The Temptations are still rumored to be leaving Motown in the very near future. Speculation is that the group will sign with Columbia Records. Lesos Price of Detroit has replaced Dennis Edwards. who is said to have left the group to pursue a sob career. Price was recommended to the Temps by the Persuaders. The rumor that Motown's Supremo are about to split with Mary Wilson- the group's only original member going as a single, also persists. And last year Motown's Miracles left to go with Columbia Remember... were in communicationt so let's communicate. He says that while there arc several one -stops in the Philadelphia area and competition is stiff. his group felt there was a need for an operation which catered primarily to black product. "A few years ago there were so few black-owned retail record shops it would not have profited a black to open a one -stop, says Mosley. "Now there are approximately 6 black owned shops in the city and there is enough business to support a black one- stop." He adds that some of his customers are white and he is beginning to stock more pop product. But his major thrust is in r &b/ gospel He insists that there would probably be more black operations in the city but the cost of opening a one - stop prohibits most blacks. t costs about to go into this type of business and then you don't have everything you need." he says. Mosley explains he maintains an open return polity for his customers. We put no restrictions on them (customers). giving them the same pnvileges and considerations that we get from the manufacturers." Plaque To Cole DETROT -The Detroit City Council has honored Natalie Cole, Capitol Records artist, with a plaque. Cole. currently scoring with a single called "se Got Love On My Mind." donated the proceeds of a benefit concert in the city recently to the Lewis Business College. D a ua

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Cu do General News LDisco Mixt Continued from page needed to make this as big as his earlier "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mme." "See You When Get There" is not as last as 'Some Folks Never Learn." but H incorporates many of the same basic ingredients. There is a rap session in the introduction, but once into the song the tempo builds. Both cuts were writ ten and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Another Philadelphia nternational release this week is the new Dexter Wansel LP titled What The World s Coming To." There are two interesting cuts 'Disco Lights" is a very classy funky back bull around a strong synthesizer that seems to build with esatement before closing with some vocal. "Dance With Me Tonight a faster and more inclinded toward an r &b style. The LP features that sophisticated Wansel style and is mote varied than his last effort Westbound Records. distributed by Atlantic, rs rush releasing "Feel The Need n Me' lrom the forthcoming album of the same name by the Detroit Emeralds. This version is very similar to the original with the exception of its length which runs lar more than seven minutes. The vocal are also stronger. The group had been disbanded for several years. and this is its first product since regrouping. Following the release of "Feel The Need n Me" will be a -inch, /s r.p.m. version of "Devil's Gun" from the soon to be released LP of the same name by CJ & Co. (formerly C.C. & Co.) This is a record for which everyone has been wading. The LP was originally scheduled for a November 976 release but was delayed. Several of the long versono ol this single were leaked to some New York clubs and word spread rapidly Gold Mind Records dalnbuled by Salsoul Records a rush releasing the reo First Choice dal, in both T -inch and -inch r. p.m con figurations. The record titled "Doctor Lose' a the group's last release for the recenlllormed Norman Harris label and their first since parting company with PAM) Groove. 'Doctor Love" represents a new director for the artao who have a large disco following On this record their vocal sound a more datirctly represented. and the track a less frantic and gimmicky than their previous product. "Doctor Love" is a subtle record with a good uptempo rhythm and mellow feel that builds to a break that seems to float The strings are then added. and they do an almost classical line as the song again beads its momentum to another break with the lead doing some ad fibs Al this point the song sparkles with an energy that continues building to the very end This is one of the few records produced that puts the listen. in one mood al the beginning and takes him to another at its end. t was produced by Norman Hams, with assalance on the writing presided by Ron Tyson and Allan Felder. Salsoul Records has released the new - inch, rs r.p m. data disk by the Moment t Truth The tune a a special disco verson of loving You s Killie Me," and a not included in the group's forthcoming album This song incorporates a number of qualities found in then recent does hit Helplessly " There s a strong uptempo dine. a beautiful melody and a strong arrangement There is also a strong instrumental break that begins with rhythm and guitars and builds to the keyboards and Fender Rhodes before merging with the lull orchestration Norman Bergen and Red White law, known for their ability to write, arrange and produce hard driving songs with beautdul lyric and arrangements, are responsible for rhos prod ud Salsa! Records is also releasing a -inch ' pm r disco disk of Eddie Hilmar s, 'This Could Be A Night To Remember," backed with 'Tune Will Tell" Both are much longer than the comentonal single,ersoe. and both seem to incorporate a more eeutmg ma. 'This W Be A Night To Remember.' features a much longer and stronger mtroducbon along with an inter esting pero break Mercury Records a releasing Everybody Dance the lolbwup to "Love Bug" by Bumble Bee Unkmded. Musically the tune a much like love Bug." and there are a lot of voices and party noises. This snot as strong as the group's x lid, sodl d has appeal Greg Carmichael pro- doted this as well as the peanut release Atlantic Records a releasing a -inch rp.m duo disk of "Bed n ASHY. Cage' b/w "The Piper' by Herb. Mann Both are horn ha latest LP. and both sand like they have been remised The rhythm is much stronger in both. and each has its own excitement Jukebox Hold Line On AMOA '77 Fees By ALAN Pk'sCANSA CHCAGO -A decision to hold the Zinc on fees for the 977 AMOA nternational Expo was reached at the AMOA's mid -year board meeting March 4-6 at the Shamrock Hilton Hotel in Houston. The board voted no increase on registration costs and exhibition space costs and resisted the impulse to initiate charges for seminars and other special convention events. reports Fred Granger, executive vice president of the association. Granger says the 49- member board also reaffirmed its desire for the Expo to remain in Chicago. despite urging from some industry segments for the event to follow the National Automatic Merchandising Assn.'s meet to Atlanta. The 977 AMOA Expo is scheduled for Oct. 8-0 here at the Conrad Hilton Hotel. Another AMOA nod to Chicago. association headquarters. came when the board Soled to hold next years regional seminar in the Windy City. reports Granger. The educational meet was hosted in the South - west this year. but even operators from that region are agreed that Chicago is the most accessible venue for the event. according to the executive director. Granger says the board also resolved for the AMOA to spun - sor its own technical service school in 977 as a pilot venture. and to rn continue to offer service booths on the floor of the yearly Expo. a feature introduced for the first lime in 7-i 9. T76he board heard a progress report on an audiovisual public relations m presentation being prepared for the association. The slide -tape produclion will likely debut at the 977 G Expo. reports Granger. Granger informs that the AMOA board selected Scottsdale. Ariz., as the site of its 978 mid -year meeting. New Rowe Console CCAGO Rowe ANT announces the availability of its model CT -S Camelot Console phonograph previewed here at the November MOA Expo. The solid state machine incorp,l rates engineering identical to Rowe', four model R -8t line, that also debuted in November. but encloses these features in "fine furniture' cabinetry' of "distressed pecan" finish and -woven -cane effect gnllwork Rowe says the unit. whose lid when raised reveals a pictorial na- ture scene. is designed for locations which have always said no to the jukebox." n common with the R -9 sericthe console box offers 00-play pacify. claimed as a Rowe excluszs c. solid state credit computer able to accumulate up to standard plays. and a dual-function selection display. The- digital readout indicates the record in play, while momentarily flashing selections as they are made. Other features include a dollar bill acceptor and Rowe 's 977 -design speaker complement that the company says incorporates an improved crossover network. (Continued on page 86) v 6

63 66 NDUSTRY 'RELEVED' Eurovision Contest s Given New May Date LONDON- tie Eurovision Song Contest is back on the air. After hours of discussion between trade union officials and representa- tives of the European Broadcasting Union, the contest. originally planned for April then cancelled, has been rescheduled for May 7. And it will be held at the original venue, the Wembley Conference Center in North London. The cancellation came as a result of industrial action by BBC -TV outside- broadcast cameramen. a dispute which had drifted on for almost three years. Having pulled the plugs on other outside broadcasts recently, the cameramen's union would give no guarantees that the Eurovision Song Contest would go out without interference. The BBC decided to cancel the show altogether. rather than run the risk of massive expenditure for no results. However. there is now an agreement between the BBC and the Assn. of Broadcasting Staffs Union to go to arbitration over the pay dispute. A three -man committee. headed by an independent chairman. will he set up to look into the technicians claims. Reaction within the record industry once the new date was announced was one of relief. Each year several chart hits emerge from the contest and some companies had already embarked on big promotion J Q FOR EXPORT ONLY All Labels, Records & Tapes New Releases Rock & Pop Disco & Jazz Afro Cuban Nostalgia Classical Cutouts Always in Stock Lowest Export Prices Fastest Delivery Free Catalogue on Request DAVD ESKN, NC. r+dua N44 Tete ESxiNUR Tel () campaigns for product which. by the contest regulations, can be released a month ahead of the show. Power Exchange was one company particularly involved in the contest, with two foreign entries on license and the publishing of the British entry. "Rock Bottom," sung and written by Lynscy de Paul and Mike Moran. Paul Robinson. Power Exchange chairman. says: "Were over the moon about the new date. We can now mount our promotion campaign to coincide with the actual event. t will be similar to the one we had planned for the original date. The only difference is that it will be a month late " U.K. '76 REPORT nlernatîonol Hearing Due On Disk Play Over Radio n France PARS -- he action of SNEPA (the Syndicat National de redilion Phonographique and Audiovisuele) against French radio as well as the peripheral radio stations is expected to corne up for a hearing before the Paris Commercial Tribunal in May. The syndicate is asking French radio to pay a royalty on records played and the peripheral stations may also be asked to pay damages for the many years they failed to make any payment. French radio. prior to a change in a statute which separated it from television, had paid royalties. Now that the syndicate has decided to sue all concerned at the same time, the court will have to decide whether Radio Luxembourg. Europe No. and other stations should be considered French since these stations have studios in Paris. Sales Trail nflation Rate Continued from page R marked decline than had been noted in the first nine months. Singles showed impressive sales strength. the only product area which did not decline during 976. Sales on singles were 6.9 million units -the same as 97 -worth S7. million at manufacturers prices. Demand for singles was strong enough to bear price increases roughly equivalent to the retail price indes for all items LE PAPAGAYO Polish Pop Fest At Sopot Site n July WARSAW -For the third time, Baltic Artists Agency Bart is organizing a pop festival, July.7. the hope being that it will again prove a summit meeting of pop and rock artists. These sessions have been very popular in the past among young people who visit Sopot. the base, front all parts of Poland, and it is the only event of its kind in this country. Concerts take place in the Forest Opera. with 4.00 seats. a venue well -known as a result of the nternational Song Festival held in the same place. Apart from the main performances. there is an exhibition of music posters. youth fashion shows. sales of records and diskjockey competitions. ST. TROPEZ' LEADNG NGHTCLUB, REQURES MODERN ROCK /POP /SOUL /REGGAE GROUPS. Offering a lively, attractive, well -presented show to which dancing also possible. deally groups of 7-8; with one or more lead singers. Minimum ; Maximum 0. Season is 0th May to th September, with individual bookings for week periods, each period comprising 4 nights playing -4 shows of approximately 0 minutes each at midnight, A.M., A.M. and A.M. Contract can include or exclude lodging, transportation and food. Write with lull details, photographs, press cuttings, availability dates between 0th May and th September, and - if possible -demo tape or disc (essential for U.S. -based groups) to: Bookings LE PAPAGAYO 4 Highbury Crescent London N. Letters should also advise where engaged or availability for audition th -0th May (U.S.A.). 0th -th May (U.K.). or th -th May (Europe). Album sales were down by 99 compared with 97. cassettes held steady at around 94 of album unit sales, cartridges slipped back by 84 and exports rose by 0%. Average trade price of a single last year went up by 4% and albums by 9%. U.K. album sales were 8.8 million units. compared with the 97 total 9.6 million -worth 99.6 million as against 8.4 million. But in the last quarter. LP sales level was down only 9 compared 97. Cassette sales in 976 declined by 4% to 6 million units. while the value increased to S49 million. up %. Cartridge sales were. million units as against.6 million for 97 -worth 7 million as against 0. million. But. the BP says: "t is certainly felt in the British -recorded tape development committee that the 8 -track market is not finished." - U.K. COMPANES"'" TV Mart Sales Arena For Piano Gladiators LONDON -Three television nier- Wary. ick nin us playing eau - chandising companies are fighting a tiously with its tv campaign and sales battle here on similarly titled trimmed its scope to the London albums of piano hits. all released in area in initial stages, with a nation - the wake of Warwick's best -selling wide spread dependent on sales re- " Golden Guitar Greats" by Bert action. K -Tel is promoting in the Weedon. Midlands, Westward and London Warwick decided to follow the before deciding on a national cam - Weedon success with a "Golden Pi- paign. Ronco. banking on Conway's ano Greats" last fall, but held back name giving it a sales edge. is buying on the release, according to an time with all TV contractors except Miles, managing director. because Ulster. of the high level of business of other Ronco s attitude is stated by Barn albums. Collier, managing director: The But when the company rued the release and attendant tv campaign it found its -track compilation in competition with K -Tens -track "Golden Piano Greats." selling at exactly the same price, and Rona s 4 -title LP featuring Russ Conway. selling at a slightly higher price. The Ronco album is the only one to identify the artist. Duplication of titles is inevitable in such an album "pile-up," but Arcade on a Silver Jubilee album. less Arcade released a two -record set than might have been anticipated. Among a total 7 tracks. there are only two items -"Walk n The Black Forest" and "Sidesaddle'- common idea is certainly a good one. t is just that three companies latched on to it at the same time, but don't think there have been any really new ideas since Gallileo. My estimate is that the three albums will appeal to a market of about 00,000 customers with each company having accept a share of what is available." Kiel is also in competition with "Rule Britannia." while K -Tel has "The Queen's Silver Jubilee" out. The Arcade set has music directly' to all three, though there arc six associated with the Queen. played similarities on the Warwick and K- by the Band of the Life Guards. and Tel albums. the K -Tel set takes music from State On test market, the K -Tel collet- occasions, played by the bands of Lion was only 0 titles. but when the the Coldstream Guards. the Welsh strength of the competition was real- Guards and the London Festival ized it was remastered to incorporate and London Philharmonic Orches- of the original 7 titles recorded. tras. German Volume Up % Continued from page 8 German companies repon an increase in cassette sales through 976, particularly in the low -price range. Low price albums have held steady. while cassettes showed a plus for the year of 84% over 97. n the low price area, the proportion of cassette sales to LP sales is now n the high price sector. LPs rose 7% increase but there is nevertheless a negative trend for albums attributed to imports from the U.K. and List Top Spanish Sellers BARCELONA- Spanish magazine "El Gran Musical" has compiled a list of best- selling artists here in 976, unearthed from the statistics provided by SER Radio's network Super -entas." Top sellers were Lorenzo Santamaria (EM) for singles and Lluis Llach (Movicplay) for albums, and these were also tops in the best -selling Spanish male division. Best -selling Spanish girl singers were Lolita (CBS) for singles. and Marisol (Zafiru) for albums. Top Spanish groups for sales were La Charanga Del Tio Honorio (CBS) for singles and Jarcha (Zaliro) for LPs. Fonogram act Paco de Lucia was top of both singles and alhum sections as best -selling Spanish instrumental product. Best- selling male foreign singers: Claudio Baglioni (RCA) on singles and Bob Dylan (CBS) for albums. Biggest foreign groups: Silver Convention (Better) for singles and Pink Floyd (EM) on LPs. Top foreign girl singers: Tina Charles (CBS) for singles and Donna Summer (Ariola) for albums. Foreign instrumentalists: Guardiano Del Faro (RCA) for singles and Mike Old field (Ariola) for albums. Longest runs at number one: "Echame A Mi La Culpa" by Albert Hammond, a CBS single and "De- sire" by Dylan. CBS album. Longest chart runs: "Hurricane." Dylan CBS single and Pink Floyd's album "Wish You Were Here' (EM). Most sold and most popular themes: Albert Hammond's "Echame A Mi La Culpa ": Silver Convention's "Fly Robin Fly" (Better): "Para Que No Me 0- vides." Lorenzo Santamaria (EM): "Europa," by Santana(CBS): "OTu O Nada." Pablo Abraira (Movieplay): "Amur Amur." Lolita (CBS); "Hoy Tengo Ganas De t" by Miguel Cìallardo(EM): "El Jar - din Prohibido" by Sandro Giacobbe (CBS): "La Ramona" by Fernando Esteso ( Discophon); " Sabado Por La Tarda" Claudio Baglioni (RCA). Music Paper Folds LONDON -- National Rock Star, the consumer music paper launched last October by former New Musical Express editor Alan Smith with the backing of the giant nternational Publishing Company. has printed its last issue. PC withdrew its support for the paper, which had been selling around 70,000 copies a week. and Smith does not rate chances of finding new financial backing particularly good. France especially in international repertoire. Exports of records and cassettes to the rest of the world totalled 0. million units, a shade under the 97 figure. The German industry in 976 sold 9. million singles. Albums in the low price category sold. million. classical LPs. million and pop albums 7.9 million. Total sales in the high price album range were 8.4 million. pop rating.4 million and classical million. n all. 976 album sales totalled 77. million, and cassette sales.4 million. Lyrics Axe U.K. TV Pop Entries LONDON -The producer of Granada Tel new teen pop series "Get t Together" has warned that many new single releases will be considered unsuitable for inclusion on the grounds of lyrical content. Muriel Young points. by way of example. to Bonnie Tyler's "More Than A Lover" and Mr. Big's "Romeo" as two singles which would be turned down. She adds: "We have a duty to young viewers' parents and what they might read into the lyrics of the songs." From last week's releases, she says some six are regarded as "suitable" for the age group likely to watch the series. The show runs for weeks, featuring three acts weekly. Dead End Kids, Showaddwaddy, Berni Flint, Twiggy, the G Band and Billy Ocean are early guests. "Get t Together" is the only tv pop series planned by the independent companies for the spring and early summer. Muriel Young, who previously produced "Lift OT," "Shangalang." and "Arrows" for Granada, has another show planned for the fall. "The Blue Jean Set." which will he a straight pop show.

64 DANSH GOLD -Abba stops off in Copenhagen to pick up gold awards for Danish sales totalling more than 0,000 each for their "Greatest Hits" and "Arrival" al- bums. With the group. from left. are Kurt Hviid Mikkelson. EM.Denmark manag. ing director; and Jerry Ritz, label manager of international repertoire and promotion. France Gets Record Co -op PARS- Record co- operatives may well spread in France. following the setting up of one called Bulle in Bordeaux. established by a group of record buyers who believed they could save money if they bought product on a collective basis. Original capital came from the payment of a small fee from memben. t was enough to set up small commercial premises and stock disks, cassettes, posters and other goods which are bought by young fans today. Buying wholesale. members of the co- operative pay only the wholesale r pnce. plus a cover charge for overheads. and the saving is substantial. By exercising reasonable economy. U.K. Act Booked For Czech Fest PRAGLL -Pavol Hammel. deputy director of the Slovart Concert Agency. in charge of the Bratis- layska Lyre Pop Festival. has booked the U.K. act Brotherhood of Man for this year's event. The group recently played a successful concert en the Lucerna Hall here. Negotiations are sell going on for the appearance of French singer Sylvie Varian and chart act Bones. M. lot this year's festival. The organizers are also interested in Abba or Silver Convention but both groups have few free dates. Since the Lyre Festival includes a contest for foreign singers performing a Czech or Slovak song. the or- r ganizen have asked Supraphon. Penton and Opus to send suggestions of songs which should be offered to artists from abroad. n 976 almoot all the contestants concentrated on cosenng the repertoire of Karel Grit., Hallyday Hit Ruled Bechet nfringement PARS- Johnny Hallyday, major French singer. has been ordered by a French court to hand over the royalties remised from SACEM from the sale of 640,000 disks of his success "Noel nterdit to Daniel Sidney Bechet son of the late jazz musician Sidney Bechet. Hallyday's recording was. according to Daniel Bechet. a copy of his father's "Sobbing And Crying" re- corded in 9. After hearing the two numbers. the magistrates decided there were far issu many similanues between the two for them to he accidental Hallyday was also ordered to pay 0,000 damages to Boches. it is expected that at the end of the first year's operation. there could be a dividend available to hand back to members. Only members arc. naturally enough. allowed to buy the goods. However. now that the idea has caught on in Bordeaux. it could spread elsewhere. and it could well affect sales through normal retail channels. '6 HAMBURG TAPES nternational Belgians Battling Piracy Problem; Status 'Alarming' BRUSSL.S- Recent studies indicate show that the problem of pirate records in Belgium is assuming alarming proportions. SBESA, the Syndicate of the Belgian ndustry of Sound and Audio - Visual Recordings. seeking a more precise idea of the proportions of piracy instituted a private investi- gation- At 4 Belgian stores checked it was found that 8 sold pirate records. As Belgian law is by no means precise against pirated recordings, SBESA has to battle through proceedings based on existing law. The society is to pursue not only the manufacturers of pirate records but also dealers. n most other countries there are generally more pirate cassettes than disks. but in Belgium the emphasis is on records. Most of the time the pirated copies come complete with music. label and cover. Since it is easy to cross the Belgian -Dutch border. most albums and cassettes on the pirate scene are pressed either in Holland on in Belgium. Dealers can buy them direct, with immediate delivery, with no invoices and with no taxes to pay. SBESA is stepping up efforts to counter the problem. 0 YEARS AFTER British Dig Rock 'n' Roll LONDON -Rock shows substantial _ K. sales strength some two decades from its heyday and following several other "revivals" over the years. As Phonogram's television - backed Chuck Berry package nears the end of its chart run here. Multiple Sounds Distributors has moved onto the small screen with "Living Legends," a 4 -track set of early Evcrly Brothers hits for the U.S. Cadence label. And Capitol reports strong action, with sales of over and building, for its recent "best or Gene Vincent LP, with United Artists looking for strong business on its new release of Fats Domino and "0 Greatest Hits." Charly. meanwhile. still reworks repertoire from the rock and roll years and shortly hopes to clinch a deal for the vintage Ace catalog. Polydor is seriously considering a Connie Francis compilation to push 90 hits like "Stupid Cupid" and "Lipstick On Your Collar." Tony Palmer's is series All You Need s Love" is helping keep the history of popular music in the public eye. Also, record companies are repackaging rock 'n' roll in thoughtful and well- annotated fashion, leaving tracks in original mono. employing specialists to suggest contents and provide full sleeve notes. Move To Kill Beatles Album Fails Continued from page last week. Paul McCartney was not a party to the proceedings. n turning down the injunction bid. the judge noted that no attempt to stop the album was made until April of this year. although the plaintiffs had known of the project for some time. This seems to me to be inactivity which is going to make any court reluctant to interfere and grant an injunction," the judge said. Prior to the London court ruling. Murphy said. "We feel it is ethical to put out this album. The Beatles have never said they would not give their permission for the record to be released "'ve never made a secret of my intention to put out the tapes over here, and it is our belief that the record will be a tremendous success." mminent release of the album here and in several other tcrritones puts the pm-superstar Beade set on a market collision course with EM's "Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl" album. Lauer package has now been announced for worldwide release May. After the London coon ruling. Lingasong's Murphy said of the plaintiffs: "They hase more or less stated they wanted to stop our record because they knew the quality of it was going to be great competition for an EM album due for release The Lingasong package is set for release in Germany this month in Germany sia Bellaphon. According to Double H it is also duc for April release in France through RCA and in Japan through Victor. Other tern - tones will follow. this say. The double album contains a total of 6 tracks. of which have never before been on the market. Songs include early venions of " Saw Her Standing There" and "Ask Me Why," as well as rock standards such as "Roll Over Beethoven." Previ- ously released items include venions of "Hippy Hippy Shake." Your Feels Too Big." "Little Queenie" and "Reminiscing." All were taped in 96 with a home recorder and one microphone at the Star Club in Hamburg. Double H devoted many hours of studio time in New York and London reprocessing the original tapes to improve the sound (Billboard. Dec n England the twin album is expected to retail at around S8. f release plans are further delayed, and the set imported temporarily from Germany. albums from that source are likely to cost consumers about S7. n New York, Michael Halpern of Double H says his company is considering a three- record package for the American market. t would incorporate both the old Beatle sides and other memorabilia material. Sales options being mulled there include a direct -mail campaign. offering the records together with a book. and marketing through retailers, with a distributor yet to be chosen. Tentative Stateside release date is August. he says. From The Music Capitals Of The World LONDON Elektn's idease d -marquee Abou' by Tek - virion on a horded edition (first.000 copes) inch segle a part of a substantial WE* cam paean hoe for the New CaO Band. Multiple chain Boots has appanted a new audio mer chandae controller. an Sadie, who mll handle record and tape During às well as audio hard eare for the company's 0 audio departments Big sland campaigns through April la Cat Stevens album lntso and product by new signings Rough Dimmed and the an Wan Band Phonographic Performance ltd and the Museaux Union taking a long detailed Kok at some ndependent Local Radio stations mu se logs here. with action trammed it any da crepan:ies are unearthed Mart, hkgeneedl, agent to top sporting per sonaldies. has moved into the music publishing business here wdh a company. Marksmen. headed by ei Chrysalis man Beim Dunham and administering the publishing affairs of hit writer Barry Marin CBS tee signed the group the hank to an rationne wortdnde recadmg deal Renee 'e' KreMe, bay-tri duo, eon Nee Faces N talent sertes and now mn a las Organ cabaret two -week booking later thn year New reek in concert' seras for commerical h networks here includes sham by Be Bee De- Lane, Renie Cayeu. Eddi an the Hel Rads Big piss and London bus campaign for Linda Lewis' new Arista album 'Woman Over board." the singer also gong on a comprehen stye BBC and commercial radio station tour. New address la WEA 0 Broadwak Street. Lon. don WV BH. with a new phone number 0-4- Fdbwmg a sellout first leg of his U K lour, Ralph McTen off for return gigs in Australia. followed by the U.S then a second leg concert hall trip rend Britain again... Eagles in for lour nights at the seater Wembley mpur Pool and other U.K dates then on to the continent. Artists attending the memorial service for John Franz. longtime Pnonogram abr chai in cluded Anne Shelton, Robert Earl. Marty Wilde, de Hersai, Kamahl iii Peters and lee Concert debut for Creel :Oat George Megiddo at the Royal Albert Hall May. hopeluay a first stage in his etton to emulate Demis moussas here U Ks mata budget record company Picked malting ils first full mason into tc advertmng with a plus campaign to launch a new range of double albums Pickwick Frye 0 managing director Monty Lewis claims a sell in d mdlen sets Nashville producer Pa/a Dan Schroeder, re- sponsible foe chart action by bases and Bobby Purify among others. seined longterm semi ea. cluster deal with Monogram here. "insp.- m that a rill result in U.K and European artists (Continued on page 69) Bt ADAM WHTE roll still Previous rock revivals in the U.K. have not featured such well - presented product and the results deterred many collectors and casual buyers alike. Some companies are making genuine attempts to unearth previously - unreleased or rare recordings. Warner Brothers. whose hi-advertised LP of post -Cadence Everly Brothers' repertoire went silver in 976, has discovered some 0-0 unissued tracks by the duo in the company vaults. The Multiple Sounds Distributors package originates from the U.S. Janus Company and includes original versions of such hits as "Bird Dog: *"All Have To Do s Dream." "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie:' On the Fats Domino front, the UA album launches an extensive reissue program for the artist in the U.K. for concerts. The first two volumes. The Fat Man" and "Ain't That A Shame." of a six -record definitive Fats Domino Story package arc scheduled for release May 6, the other four coming later this year. Each LP has 6 tracks and is compiled by John Broven, author of "Walking To New Orleans," with UA label manager Tim Read. More vintage repertoire is likely from UA this year. probably embracing recordings by Shirley and Lee. Smiley Lewis and Amos Milburn. Eddie Cochran and Rick Nelson may also figure in future UA repackaging plans. s REWARD $ Despite extensive searches in the UK/USA we have failed to discover the original owners of Record and /or publishing rights to the following... DRAGSTER - Johnny Fortune (Park Avenue Records????? and Tailor Maid Music) JOYRDE - Randy and The Rainbows (Rust Records???) STCK SHFT - The Duels Record rights? - Publishing?? BUCKET -T.- Ronnie and The Daytonas Record??, GONE - Ripcliords R.M. Music??) Contact us for some beneficial information SONET RECORDS AND PUBLSHNG Needham Road, London. W. Telex 79 Tel: (

65 68 Canada nternational GUEST SHOT -Jimmy Buffett, left, stops off at CHOM -FM offices following guest appearance with the Eagles at the Forum in Montreal. With the ABC Records artist. from lett, are Peggy Colston, CHOM program director: Mike Wheeler. Buffett tour manager. Elaine Corlett, ABC nternational director of artist development: and Scott McDougall. GRT Records. Blame Record Companies On `Secondary' Promotion Hi yl.ylt TORONTO- Sp:akin, at a resent breakfast seminar hosted-by Quality Records. J. Robert Wood, program director of the influential Toronto AM station CHUM, blamed record companies for the lack of a strong secondary radio market in Canada. Wood sat on a panel that convoted of Nevin Grant. music director of CKOC in Hamilton: Tony Derose. program director and music 4 consultant for CKCY in Sault Ste. m Marie: Duff Roman of CHUM -FM to Toronto; Bob Hamilton. pub - lister of the Radio Quarterly Rena port: Tom Williams of Attic Reeolds: Walt Grealia. publisher of i RPM Magazine: Derek Swede. puh- usher of the Steede Report: and - Tern' Trojak of Taylor's Record Sales. He blamed record companies á for getting airplay from the major < market stations as soon as a record is released rather than going out to the secondaries and building the record from the ground up. Wood added that the small population of Canada. the availability of product in the U.S. before it is released in Canada and the unprofttability of working secondaries in Canada also does not help the situation. " think the vers fact that record product is available first in the U.S. is going to force programmers to continue to focus on U.S. secondary market activity and as a result they couldn't care less what happens in Canada." said Woad. -The major CAPAC Prizes To Composers TORONTO -The Composers. Authors and Publishers Assn. of Canada (CAPAC is offering cash awards in two categories this year to composers under 0 years of age. The Sir Ernest MacMillan Awards are for original. unpublished orchestral compositions. Three cash prizes totaling.000 will be granted. MacMillan is a former CAPAC president. The William St. Clair Low Awards are for original. unpubfished chamber music works up to a maximum of performers. or for mixed media compositions, including electronic music. Low is a former general manager of CAPAC. Cash prizes totaling $,000 will also be granted. Deadline for submitting entries is Sept Further information should be obtained from CAPAC offices in Toronto. Montreal or Vancouver. yll, market viation> are taking their sue from American stations for foreign product and the Canadian content regulations take care of the Canadian product." Joe Owens, the director of national promotion for Quality Records and the person who put the seminar together. took strong exception to Wood's remarks about the lack of a secondary market. He indicated that he refused to accept the fact that he was totally at the mercy of major market radio stations for the success of his records. Owens also questioned the definition of secondary radio. "Secondary radio is something that the record industry' is dealing with," stated Owens. ts our term. Radiostations don't need that classification. They're in the marketplace and they're concerned only with that marketplace. They don't really care about national breakouts. national sales figures or anything else.- He stated emphatically that he wanted to see a secondary market system in Canada and suggested the setting up of a number of regional seminars to strenghtcn communication links between smaller market stations. Duff Roman of CHUM -FM felt very strongly that record companies in Canada are expending their promotion energies in the wrong place when it comes to radio stations. " propose that you let the internationals take care of thcrosclyes. suggested Roman. "Give us the service on them quickly and professionally. We'll let you know when were going to give that international artist his first exposure but let's al- low his country do the secondary and regional market breakouts. When they get big enough, well be aware of them. "f you're going to work a record. work the local boys. know your parent companies hase something to say about that but damn it. let's look after this region. Leis get them thinking about records that are breaking in Toronto. Frankly. don't think that a rational person can place very much blame at the feet of the radio stations if you're looking for the reasons for the Canadian recording industry not setting the world on fire." Bob Hamilton of the Radio Quarterly Report. in a lengthy address. bemoaned the lack of change. progress and experimentation in radio and warned that with the onslaught of other forms of media. something drastic has to be done. From The Music Capitols Of The World_ TORONTO BM Canada h nord its annual dinner hon wring the recipients al the Canadian Music Awards on April? at the Regency Ballroom m the Hyatt Regency lintel. Bill Amesbury has sel out on a number of club dates through west ern Canada The tour includes stops in Regina. Edmonton. Calgary and Vancouver. Amesbury. win was recently awarded a &fah muss m duury award as one of the tap we produce, recently returned from New York where he re corded a number of sides with arranger Tory Camila Bialys Knight is planning to record Amesbury's - Loving You " lie a also sel for a U S. and European tour in support of he unions ing album 'Wading n The Wings" Collant Peterson, one of the hits of this year's Juno Awards, has set out on a lour which will lake ha Through Ontario, New Yak. Wash. 'neon and Massachusetts loan Anratradiat made her Canadan debut appearance at Montreal's le Plateau Theatre on March 8 wvth fellow mkt recording artist David Bradstreet. She then moved on to Toronto where she ap- peared at Convocation Hall and made an appearance on the CBC fv network program '90 Minutes live Armatrading is scheduled to play at Vancouver's Orpheus Theatre April Marlin Onrot has taken over the management reigns of Vancouver-based act Chiitrack. The band's second single "F9 At Night' from (heir Mu hroom Records album "Dreams. Dreams. Dreams- a bang playlated by most mata Ca radon station Peter Frampfe. expected in Toronto to do some studio work on the film 'Sergeant Pepper" being produced by Robert Stigsood. Kea Tobias n taking a five 0 sir month breather from taring to write and record his neat LP for Attic Retords. -. Capitol Records -EM of Can- ada Ltd has amalgamated its press and artist relators departments Barbara Onrot o non press/artist relations manager and Kris Karelia is Press /artist relations officer Future recordings by David Coverdale, the lead singer of Deep Purple, will be released in Canada on the Attic Records label His lest solo protect 'While Snake" produced by Roger Cala ver has lust been completed m Munich. The LP is not scheduled for U S and Attic will also control U S. through importers. London and release distribution Christopher Ward's new single for WEA Once n A long Time" has been released in the U S following strong reactor from CKLW in Windsor WEA's Larry Green reports that the company a prepanng a hefty merchandising push on a 0-P lazo set on Atlantic entitled 'loafs lair - Attic Records has released the song written for an A0W root beer commercial produced by Griffiths Gibson in Vancouver as a single under the name "Ba Dum Ba Dum fa Dum Ba Dom Ba Dum Dum)" by Major thou. MONTREAL Following the Eaglesrfanrny Buffet concert at the Montreal Forum on March 9 CHOM -FM threw a party at the station n attendance were members of the Eagles. Jimmy Buffett, Keith Emerson, Cad Pakner, the on air staff of CHOM and a few invited guests from the industry. Announcer Billy Mdrteiak did a rather wild onair interview with Dm Felder of the Eagles and Timmy Buffett in the wee hours of lbw morning, which was rebroadcast the next day Montreal band $ik'nsleel has signed to To. +onto management firm DiconiPropas Accord - ing to tootch Trnchim of the band, it has been signed to A8M Records in Canada Also signed to Dixon Propas in Toronto is a Montreal - based act led by Bob Segariei known simply as Segarins The band spent a couple o months re. bearsingin Montreal before making its first club appearance at the Midwich Cuckoo in Toronto the week of April A. Nazareth has completed the recording of its new album at Le Studio in Morin Heights. just north of Montreal. Yves Marlin and Michel Constantineau's Pas - cha Records has now been bought by Productel, whole other interests include Natrona! Cable vision, Marko Studios and TV Production. Former CHOM-FM personality Doug Pringle is now handling the management for Nanette Workman, the nape artist on the Pascha label. MARTN MEHUSH nlernolionol Turntable Phonogram in London has totally restructured its a &r department. following the death la-at month of John Franz and the loss of Nigel Grainge, who left to set up his own company. Ensign. Allan Cowderoy. who as product manager has been responsible for much of Phonogram's recent success m the progressive field. becomes a &r manager for contemporary acts and working bands. Chris Peers. with the company for three sears as an a &r manager. takes on a special responsibility for new talent development. John Stainze takes over pop and U.S. repertoire. having recently joined the company a an a&r manager after six years in the retail trade and as a disk jockey. Bill Welling% joined the company April as staff producer and a &r manager in the MOR area. hut will not work in the same ways or areas as John Franz_ David Baker. business affairs manager. cxontinues to act as departmental head of a &r. but all the At* team has instant access to any of the company directors if necessary. John Dummer has left A &M Records for full -time work with rock 'n' roll band the Darts. His post as national promotion executive is taken up by Stuart Hornell. formerly with the company as regional promotion representative for Scotland and northeast England. Hornell reports to John Adrian. head of promotion. and his old job goes to Roger Ferdinand. previously with Virgin and RCA. Tremor Eyles has become national sales manager at Pyc Records in London, following Roy O'Dwyer s move to work with Tom Grantham in the special projects division. He was formerly field salts manager. Tony Roberts has become chief accountant of the DJM Organizaresignation tion. following the through ill health of company financial controller Peter Allen. Roberts. with DJM for three years. reports to group business coordinator Nick Hampton until a new financial controller is appointed. And Dave Phi - nester has joined the promotion team of DJM after some years with Phonogram. John Norbury has been appointed sales director of Cassette and Record Services. the U.K. Bedford -based label printing company. having previously been sal. manager. Lee New - bon. CRS managing director. takes on additional responsibility as dimtor of group sales, to offer a wider printing service to the record industry. RCA U.K. is strengthening its regional promotions profile with the appointment of managers in Birmingham. where it already has an office. and Manchester, where it plans to open one. New London - based promotion staff have also been named. The activity follows the appointment of Ken Bruce as promotion manager. who now oversees three regional promotion offices RCA has a Newcastle office as well as Birmingham and Manchester) and a nine -strong team working from London. Janice Perry has been appointed assistant general manager of Private Stock Records in the U.K., working with Mike Beaton. U.K. head. on all aspects of the operation. including artist liaison. Beaton says: "The upgrading ofjan'ece Perry is part of the company's expansion policy. We expect to sign several very. well-established British acts this year and have allocated a substantial budget for purchasing suitable talent.' Perry joined the company a year ago as production manager. She started as production office clerk with Poly- dol, moving to A &M as production co-ordinator. then was assistant production manager at Anchor Barbara Goodall has been named personal assistant to Dudley Russell. head of Dolphin Concert Promotions in London. She was previously with Howard and Wyndhams then promotion manager with Mervyn Conn. working on acts like Tammy Wvnette, Don Williams and George Hamilton V. David Gray is new financial controller of EM Music Publishing. He was previously manager of financial accounting for the commercial division of EM Records. joining the company in 974 Sylvia Curd. international a &r manager at Arcade Records in London has been appointed a director of the company. but will continue to look after the a &r division. She has been with the company since it started fis-c years ago. A restructuring of senior management at Pve Records has been made by Louis Benjamin. chairman, as a result of Fred Marks. international director. moving to head Billboard's London office. Walter Woyda. while retaining his position as managing director of the group, assumes personal charge of the international division. So he can concentrate on these wider responsibilities. which involve extensive travel. Robin Taylor. general manager of Records sales and director of the company. is responsible for day -to-day running of the U.K. operation. Karen Fox and Mac Mcntyre jointly head up Phonogram 's press office in London in a series of appointments in the wake of the departure of public relations manager Ken Bruce to RCA. Fox becomes press office manager and Mcntyre remains the company's senior press officer. Norman Divan, formerly with the company on a freelance basis. joins as press officer to replace Rick Blaskey, who goes to the product department. The team is completed by Maggie Wells, named press officer. A new post. public relations coordinator. is filled by Sandie Meikle, formerly executive assistant to head of public relations Terry Barrai, Her duties include radio. television, regional promotion- press. disco promotion and artists relations. Basil Griffiths has joined Phonogram as personal assistant to financial director Glyn Williams. Before Phonogram, he worked extensively in record retailing as well as holding positions with Mercantile Credit as a financial analyst and Mobil Oil as planning and analysis advisor. Jazzmen Mull Org n France PARS- Leading jazz promoters and leaders here. including Jef Gilson who runs Palm Records are trying to set up a single representative organization. One reason is the prospect that jazz may receive a small subsidy from the National Music Budget -it could amount to around S40 million -and a united front would be needed to administer it Originally % of the budget was to be spent by the state on new compo. sitions, but intended for ckaaical works. However, nothing was settled and as it is known that Jean Maheu. new director of the National Centre for the Promotion of Music, is a jazz enthusiast - a jazz grant could well be possible. A single organization representing jazz interests could sway the balance.

66 Fr4 ernational 69 From The Music Capitols Of The World ontrnued from page 67 and Lee and w4h Tarry Mouopoy are ones mentoned) bung recorded in the LSNK PETER ONES Hadlar ll was in. taping a 0 inn program be local radio with domestic group Express (ENO helping out and the US. wdl be back for the nternational Country lnrc Fetnal 977, promoted here (Aped ) by Merin Can and Tom ntel, other billed nines including Cad Prkirat, Billie Jo Spears, Ow Rims, Da betty, Crystal Gayle and Donis Waver. Kuril (lore) won a premix pate in an ORT sponsored song contest m Solis. Bulgaria wdh a song..ballade: penned by her husband Siai Narwhal,. Advertisements by Sande MusarW, Love Records and CBS Re ads were placed on the venue of the Colgate Grand Pro tennis tournament hen last month.,- GUeet Penaud in for one concert and Ms coatryman Charles Amavour a due in later this month Crowd hysteria. along with i broken chaos and endows. when lop local group Bantam (Lore) gave its first Swedisb con certs recently Finnish ban lolk artsls Hieki Saimaa and *nth Syrjaieud are featured on Folk Muse n Amenca: a album set pal to getker by the library of Congress m the U.S Hepena nightclub has become the hottest" place o town, recent bookings there including *my Davis Jr, Naddy lick and Goren first pace ern the off cal Finnish cham ps la amateur rock and pop bands and taon lo pick up recording contracts. Witt a former technical director of A( Soka and Dream, and Sukeluseene raomaatryhdatys, has been appanted drector o lerymuwklu. a map( on ent tukeboa and can machine operator ording to a suney by Hehmpn Sanomet, ng newspaper, the pe capela eapenddure sure electronics was 70 m 976. d the share d records and apes was S7, a roughly 4 Si WU HELOPALTO ew must publishing company. Warner Wait (Nay) SPA, has been set up hem to m the repertore owned by the U S. pub of the same name, though ncludmg tat an composers of mlernatnnal potential. and d. situated at Ya Vexed' di Modrone.0 Mein Detra's Pyramid Records now rep resented by Careaele here. alto product dstrt used by Ditch. Roads U A reggae label Tripe licensed to RrFi, :::=4:=:" which has already released singles by Jahn Holt, Best Of *nod Col e ured Big Youth airing others Rime has at o cored dstnbotin el the Wei fang Organua l rarr's Chelsea label. previously retreaded here through Phoropam Déco Po a now distributed by Mesaaggen Yuséal4 the Mola nest independent's pop catalog being arrow* licensed to Dachi Ricardo Nakao composer and orchestra leader Gun Mliritat RLA) has featured m the Dutch churls nab the soundtrack album of the mine One Upon A Tone in the West' Gal Seger Mi Malin (CTY label licensed to RCA) nepre sens taly m the Commua Song Contest (arrth talian leu la Botam propessne alfa Nay Caw whose latest album 'Conceit a tie -record set. has been tensed to L'Orchestra ta Nay Brash pop ants rnpressed by 'Yaar a Ansla), the second glom ber talian rock Dap N ona, featuneg woodwind paye, ES. dull :nil Dada bsbci (eocah, godais. keyboard). nth at musty cash hands Osamu and Ose, and a teem addncm to tie group raided re the Uht was drumnn RO Pared, a ere -irme inane d Phonic Ranter on also played re moan Nolan cana ns Main. prom* to e a wigs by EM a nest release, bl the Bran band Queen the 'Somebody To Loti' siwde attd the album "A Day A The RacatatrlmtslRy-eaged tlaieo rod pap PM nad after tatting as Ain a the US la ;nfra Asylum and d set off nrsudakly fa a ational tnu, featuring new member. American ordinal Gregg Mal. and also mteed negate torr abat the datrrbutioe of rb owo newly tcarned ndependent label tourailat Notoswo MeoiJi is the new head of FosaCetra s press ollce Agi( Gaeta named agi chef at Vann beads Lucian M elude, lemrfy a lend manage at CBS Sugar. ap punted product manager for Saascias record department Follemng up the "0 Top Hots' album. a se ledon d chart entrees by the original acts from its various labels CBS Sugar has issue "0 Top Hots /Disco Dance Vol " which features tracks by the blckie Family, Tina Charles, lab Schytrin Lou bids, the Four Tops, Salsoul Orchestra, Maid Cherry and other international discotheque fawrdes Domestic acts on tour m taly Angelo Bran - duard) and ha group (Phonogram). Le Onoe (Phonograml; singer Claudio Baglioni (RCA), supported by singer miter Renzi Zeoobi (RCA); progressive rock group Area (Damps). sup ported by Añerdo Cement) (Cramps). and CBS Sugar group Part. DANELE CAROU DUBLN CBS reland actively pursuing a policy of land mg new rish talent. with lour albums by local acts due m the nest few months. having aigr natty been told by CBS U K. to hang fire on local product band Dube, CBS managing director here. also plans albums d rock and traditional rish music. The Cotton Mil Boys return to the U.L for a two-week tour. ending al the Country Muso Festival, Wembley (April 9). Polyda here gambled m January by going ahead with a Chuck Berry promotion on Chess release Molonatong" because the industry here was depressed at the tome and an album of the artist's greatest hits sold lust,000 copies in a yea But John Woods, managing director, er thee were several age levels who would be interested in Beery and. recalling Polyda's tv merchandising success with the Stylistics, went ahead MP issued an LP by Kathy Nugent, an lash singer who appeared on TV's "New Faces" tab eat show m 96. and the four songs are all from the musical "John. Paul. George, Ringo And Bert.' inducting "Long And Winding Road' and' Penny Lane George Haniton V song mg al the National Stadium here (March 0) Mango Jerry on tour Hawk Records has heavy release schedule with new singles from Cotta Milt Boys, John Glenn and the Mainliners, Marianne Faithful'. Brush Shoh, Sandy Duskey, Tracy and lie To- bin. The Memories' album -Time To Go On (Hawkl launched with a reception at the Char era. is then fast LP once they went on the road about fore years ago. One prenous album was on Res. but the new one comb en the bands an material on one sode. along oath thew mural requested songs on the other CBS issued BOOy Brewer's solo tngte " Con - derena "The artist, who yarned the Freshman m 960, sang the song m ha program m RTE Tele rum series Me and My Musa" recently and the response prompted the release. Now he is waking on an album The "Cinderella" track is Best -Selling Charts n reland Shelved; Support Too Costly DUBLN -reland has been without a radio best -seller pop chart in rosent weeks and it looks as if the situation will continue indefinitely. Aubrey Fogarty Acociates, an advertising agency, compiled two week's charts, one rish and one internalíonal. but this has been discontinued because some members of Recorded Music ndustries of reland fell that the financial burden to support it had become too great. The cost of about S 70 a week to compile Meehan was shared by RM and the media. Starlight magazine wmpiles its own weekly Top 0 based on record sales. RTE Radio used the RM chahs but at present there is no prospect of another radio dean. Guy Robinson. chairman of BM!. says. 't is sad there is no radio chan. but until either a cheaper method of compilation is found or we get greater subsidies from the media using a4 or from sponsorship. then we don't have a chan Unfonunately. when we think of sponsorship. the nsh chan isn't regarded as important. Most dealers re's on the Music Week Top 0 from London, and the rish artists mio oui based on Brown's impressions on a visit to an opera when a rrend. Suzanne Murphy, originally with We Four, gave him tickets to see ' La Cene rentolá' in which she played Conderella PARS KEN STEWART Barclay has signed the Chelsea catalog for France.. The Societe Francise de la Produc lion, which a government owned and makes films for French Nertsron, a to start a able to sema m France, the only one so tar n the country... Emmybu Hans awarded an Oscar for her country musk. made a one-off appear once at the Olympa here. Pierre Louis Guerin, owner of the Lido caba. ret in Pans. a opening a second showcase neat door to the argmal lido. Fust show "Alley Lido." like the earfier ones, has no star but relies on dancers and variety acts libelle Greco, queen of the Left Bank in the 90s. made her first appearance m some years at the Stadium. Para. but only a few hundred people. who received her ad enthusrastocally, attended in the vast hall. Sylvia Gualda gave a ongle percussion con cm at the Para Opera, using errer 00 perces son instruments. He has a repertare of 40 coin positrons. some d which need 0 percussion nstrumentd.. Decca announces a contract with Jean Nebel Canada, young French artist. And the same company says the torsi French recording of Spanish artist lab glesias, Ce N'est Rien Qu'un Au Revoir,- has lopped the e. din chan here and sold copes on France Daniel Guichad, French son get and owner of a Piper Aztec plane. decided to try south for a quiet holiday with five friends faced to and in the Nigerian Libya desert. he was stranded for five days belge being spotted by reconnaisance aircraft, and yet there are Stoll people who think it was a publicity stunt... Twelve operas staged by the Pans Opera are to be shown by lelevaron dunng the season Eu roast, has announced the first French recording of Amanda Lea in France. ' 800d And Honey 't She's Gol The Deal n Her Eyes Phonogram has re- edited a special collection called lelmpression, comprising 0 albums based on talent on the roster, including Serge Gainsbourg, Johnny Hallyday, lacquer Bid, Morelle Mathieu, Dena Raasms, Mort Shuman and Georges Brassens.. Parrs Metro organ eyed four days of musa in the condors of the system underground. with Para buses carrying posters ercleming "Metro Mato Allegro," TOKYO HENRY KAHN Kaaumilw Machijiri, president of Kong Record. succeeds Takami Shobochi as president of the Japan Phonograph Record Association PRA). Ho term a for two years... Yamaha Muso Foundation and Nippon Cobb Co. offering an expanded cdy concert senes featuring 9 composed musicians aged 9 to selected from the performers of the semiannual Yamaha tun for Ungonal Cancels of the past. Performances have already been given in Osaka and Nagoya. A concert in Tokyo will be given April Hall All proceeds to UNCEF at the NHA Tsuneyoshi Kamp has established a new belong agency in Tokyo Sant Entertainment. nc. Onagro which he will book foreign acts in Japan. Kamp worked for Tats Nagashina's Kyodo Tokyo for over 0 rears and left the com pany last October to go on his own. He has al ready booked Cal Tyadr Sestet and Maeda for Aped Sir John Read, chairman of EM Group and Bhaskar Mena, chairman d Canto' ndus - tr*s.em were on Japan for five days of discus scan with cher ereculnes of companies closely associated with EM in muses and electronics. rndudong Toshrba.EM Uds Mists reports that d has booked Dare Masan for seven con cats. from May 7 through 4 Swam Qualm for concerts. ron May 7 through July. and Gregg /Jam Said he on conchs from June 9 through July 7 - CBS/Sony launched a new woes composing an records produced overseas The meads will be produced by Ter Macey who had been an scene producer at CBS he inn 0 years. Metro overt have nghts n the US.. while CBSr$ony keeps these rights in England. West Germany. nland. France and taly Phoebe San postponed ha hest Japanese tour scheduled to the beginning of Apra because d bran surgery to her drill New data have not been act let Kyoda Tokyo making refunds he tickets. Canton Records launched a new classt label. Masco. The company tall be releasing product of Everest Records. U S manufacturer. ALFA ABRAMOfF The label is Soul Train. Don Cornelius is the man behind it. The name of his first global smash is "Uptown Festival" VL -89) by Shalamar breaking now in almost every country in the world. Soul Train Records. They've got the hit. And we have the company. RCARecords nternational

67 70 Latin Return to Normalcy s Reported After Peso Devaluation Setback Continued from page ing a 90% loss of business, were forced to close. Others Luid off employes and began operating not for profit. but for bare subsistence. n Texas. the hardest hit of all states. Latin industry leaden expressed confusion and uncertainty in the three month-,. following the move. The border areas, once their pnme markets, had shriveled overnight and sales losses in the period ranged from Sef to 40%. But most unnerving for the labels was that the industry's future seemed unpredictable, at least unul the pesos value on the world market became fixed once again. Until then. the mood in Texas was wart- and -see with gntsd teeth. Now, more than half a year later. the peso is still floating in value somewhere between and to the dollar. Mexican citizens. with only a few prosperous exceptions, are still forced to stay on their side of the border because of the decimated purchase power of their posse, -n th i. side. And the once sltal border towns are still only a shadow of what they once were. The difference is that the Texas market has recovered and adjusted despite the persistent currency imbalance. U.S. Latin labels are reporting their sales are back to pre - devaluation levels, and most importantly, their uncertainty has been replaced by a cautious optimism One of the main factors that has helped our market recover." declares Manuel Rangel. owner of one of Texas' principal Latin record distributors, is that the economic conditions within Texas itself have improved. The recession in the border areas that came as a result of the (peso-related) lay -offs has given way to an improved climate. "People are adjusting to the fact that Mexicans are simply not going to come across the border to buy any more. So the, don't gear their ads to that market. and they try to make the best of what they hase on this ode.- Range!, besides operating a major B'Hboard SPECAL SURVEY fen Wets E BFllb0xd Ho LcitU Special Su- vey Cormmint 977 Binan wraaaatens uc No Pon a eri Putsacwsoc m., :. stoma n a mho. sysoom. a n wry to a en any maans mono. -. DN... me Vbna b oemrrfl * snout w4 miar wnmen ;wt.'s " o -.. CHCAGO (Pop) U LPs MAM (Pop) ne MMTU -tisi, rabel L Tb M Md 6 tala maer (Drdrinrm Labst) wwa hwwbsr (DmtrwnM U atar a De a -.o, V.i'.:, MANOLO MUNOZ Uavereas Co r;s, RAPHAEL :Noel Cr.,a 'r, cnro_c,, CAMLO SESTO Memoras Pros C?: LOS HUMLDES ROBERTO CARLOS Nager 4 Fesa ít: En Espa.d CarrreMa ta" 4 CAMLO SESTO alunaos Pois 0 4 SADORA haar. Acam0 S VCENTE FERNANDEZ El No Deh Pueblo Gastara toa l JULO GLESAS /mama. Mamara 7 6 LOS DABLOS 6 SUSYLEMAN Ameos Paco Lea bmuealeml 09 El Trowb, Ysi 7 l0 CADETES DE LNARES Um Larona Y U Recando. Rana 0 8 GRUPO LA CRUZ royo ta Gol Ghent/ 79 9 LOSTERRCOLAS los ter.. En Mesco, Omdaneo JUUOGLESUS A Meo. rd Motor. 7 LOS SOBRNOS DEL JUEZ lee ludg's Negree art, roa* taralo VTN APLES El Cantate Del una. Alegre LOS ANGELES NEGROS DezWCno. ntvrotenat90 0 EYDE GORME Game Gala 00 JULO GLESAS El Ama. Mlamye LOS TGRES DEL NORTE Pacalo Duendo. rota OMAR SANCHEZ LOS HUOS DEL SOL Caarm, Coruoada. Prema?OM Las Hats Del SO Fana46 SANDRO JULO GLESAS Sandro Pan it, mtanataewd9 DAma. alambra 4 SOPHY 4 BRSAS DE MEXCO nuore Penar Album Daeaandu 809 re Pun Ove re Oveees Esta Mahe Velvet JUAN GABREL CHRNO Con Maraca. Yd. aram Orte Man Akne. Gana THE BROWN EXPRESS 6 CARMEN SLVA MiCUcei 0 lama Sa? Put Oes Poup Nutro Amor roan 4 7 CAMLO SESTO Ago UG..-!;07 7 LSSETTE L Bavquan 0 8 RGO TOVAR T SU COSTA AZUL N' 8 LUCANA asas i.: _ En U Weald De Mt Apart wweao. Lahn 9 LOS FELNOS nleratrndeel7 Hot loes Mesan ;os?! 9 YOLANDTA MONDE 0 JULO GLESAS F(aecnMo Coco Anima Murata / 0 ALBERTO DE CASTRO LOS FELNOS übertodegttro,sanbd 00 ton relam, tacs 70 PERLA MGUEL H,paraa GALLARDO Audatatwa 00 Hoc Ten-o Caras Dr, ahe ler,secw' CLAUDA 6907 Cauda De Cdimba, Vol 7, Caiaie 78 LEO DAN lec Dan, [attracts 44 JULO GLESAS A thorn AMm.. 4 LOSFREDDYS Un Seeweemo Partas TANA tnveak. TH 04 ROBERTO CARLOS DYANGO Un Galo En la 0..6 Cratorocs 4 St Ye Fan ELUhe lamutmii 696 Latin one -stop in San Antonio, operates as a manufacturer's representative for some of Texas' strongest local labels -Rames. NovaVox. GC. Freddie -as well as for LA. -based Fame and Anahuac labels. Luke Rangel. the San Antonio branch managers of both Caytronics and Musan have guided their recovery by the make- the -bet -of-what- you -have philosophy. Charles MacDonald. Caytronics' chief executive in Texas, says that October 976. was the worst month in the three -year history of his firm's San Antonio branch -a crisis that mused him to reshape his market strategy, focusing more heavily on areas that were previously considered secondary. We haven't forgotten about the border:' he explains, "hut we've been forced to concentrate now in Houston, Dallas- and areas of Colorado. We wcrc at a point where we had to do our best just to hold our ground. And that meant moving into these other areas just to take up the slack from the losses on the border.- MacDonald reports also that his firm made a concentrated effort to contact "every possible retailer in the new territories to ensure a concentrated coverage. When business is good; he says. it makes sense todul with distributors that take large orders. But we decided in our situation we would take a S 0 order from a small retailer as well as S0.000 order from a ma- jor buyer." MacDonald stresses that in selling to retailers his firm was not attempting to undercut its own subdistributors. Rather, the crisis economi made it essential for him to leave no potential order unfilled. "t lools as if the business is steadily getting back to normal" hc concludes, "but it will still be a slow and tedious procedure." Like Caytronics. the Rangel firm began exploiting new temtories to a greater extent. until nos its sales are even slightly better than Lust year at this time. But Rangel carefully qualifies that he has had greater expenses (especially in keeping people on the road to cover the new territorial so that "we don't necessarily have a better profit picture Ruben Rodriguez, manager of the Masan /Peerless office in San Antonia says his firm has doubled its sales from the depression levels of last year's final quarter. And like the others. his strategy was increased exploration of the Texas interior as well as Colorado. Rogiiguez says his firms representatives now cover this area with weekly s iris and with beefed -up radio promotion. But while manufacturers have been able to strike a new market balanrx, they still harbor hopes for the revival of the once thriving border. For his pan. Rangel believes this will happen as soon as the wholesale price equalzes between the two countries. At this point the Mexican -made record is far less expensive than the American -made. especially for Mexican citizens buying with pesos. That fact has stimulated some stateside retailers to take their dollars across the border to supply themselves with Mexican product -a practice that adds an extra blow to U.S. Latin labels. Rangel predicts the Mexican product will sec an inevitable price hike --inflation alone will take care -OS ANGELES Salsò r_'..l.trt m this alb tore bra pa. grieved and aggravated by the sadden disappearance of Fanais salsa product ron radio statu. )(Airs erenmt salsa muse program Lough upsetting to many is the yuyo employ ment status d veteran salsa Dl Chico Saria. much.oerdded reentry oto Sesma made a Me Lahn music business last yac to hoot KAU's sapa program, snowed at that brie by Fana Remords But when Fana drooped rts sponsorshe d the shoe -reportedly becaase d an rra bitty to tome to terms on a contract renewal with KAU ownership -Soma and the shun car watt But Fanas access to the awwava didn't make out sa well Although Fana Records through ts several labels accounts for the lens shoe at the salsa mutet. Cs records became consptuousy ab- sent from the KAU program. And soon after, ce Mac, it Sesma hmedl ria removed from the stow. Femadea Morena the Caton s program manager says he has been rghteng to get Sesma back on the as And he has non, appar- ently. web Serina due to repo the staff Mon day As for Fana s tate an hr as Morena says. - believe e Fanas music need that music. and not only an the evening show need d in the daytune Na one. moudmg Mahon manager Phi Mi- le a saying thy the true on Fana a when the problem will be resolved Meanitle, the party with the least financial interest m the af- fair a be ois that pays the,rthesl pote The Ulm latenmg pubbc. n other matters. Odeon's Orme Veneer re pats ALARM mentes nil meet Wednesday () se this city with labels expected n be represented- Topton the agenda we be lise re terdal moperatnn at Labn labels o Mni o s fight egoist peaty as ts methen states (ribald. Hard ) Veneer reports ha hm has had m Teaas and Cahbrma weh a new Earipe fer sal vnjje (-Pa Que Lions'..) as wet as with a sal& by Mexican h come Cepiia. Renais retuned last need from a promo trip to Menu and Tucson Lakin Scene hopng to eitend the current suc- cess to Anrana Venaoe descries the two Ancona cities as very stable markets- moloch are hardy 'n hunted by the Teas Labels- He remarks. Memo. that the cities tee wrpeuso0 &adret z thee musical taste. with Tucson leaning towards metropolitan sopbateatian and Pixie. nu holden more to traditional ranchero trends And though not pnmary Lahn markets by any means. Venta adds nth approval that both cites have tao (cant 'en) lull time Spanish formal radio stations. About then home base market Odeon's pro- motion deecta Roberto Alcoru comments that the persistent hnancal trebles amont Latta record detnbotaa here has laced the firm to sell directly to retailers on a nos frequent boa. He says there are only three good (read -reliable) distributors left in town, and that leaves the lem no choice but to sell duect to the shops We have lo get our product out one nay or of pan of it" -and Mexican customers will come back to U.S. suppliers. For the border retailers. the wait fora return to currency equilibnum has been more like a siege. Amparo Fajardo of Brownsville's Discolabdia record store says she has been forced to close her branch in McAllen topene tjust prior to the surprise flotation) and has laid off two full -time employes from her remaining store. With a full dollar difference in the retail price across the border, Fajanlo depends now entirely on local residents for business. She says that overall sales volume is down 0 from pre- flotation levels. And while she has often throught of closing her shop entirely during the last few months, a lveyear lease plus the hope for a fixed exchange rate in the near future keep her tied to the struggling business. And while she says that the situation has improved slightly and may still get better, she laments it simply -we'll never be the same.- anone. Weer epees, it doesn't s amp god to sell $.000 to a deblbels who ids 0 days lo pay, then seeds a check kw kat the amant due Md the iciest bounces.'..on the other hand.- he adds, pays cash and Mee are mm sear volume. hot he WO some detnbartorn )abet an Morel choice. A reput mas ce CBS Records rra toesidrsík a days when e datreesled its dao Lid the U S Caitioma d taut, has WU dtrrbulon levee for CBS lite model. many Fears And most observas been fn trams pulled the US. Lite market at d dopenane depths alto e tack ass how CBS. lee Ramcer. Caytracs hoad chief hoe says that the comae abord as Maas Caytrscs tself and that is saaree e osodf moltful Mob mg on the pat d second-0m admpetito.. But when asked tar crew* Collabo Rec ads ntern/banal presided RP Res stated. "rite fad e, that *bee sweet Ns a feaae this orrai up for renal pou Vudy our ke passibktes Nobody does coy fientty But the Cope. hase ka more tus it tear A to on e. and Ushuaia has dam a very good ob. SAl the aieroatnes - wet be comedered Orla du Ni, Detbodos ciel needle says ha personal mobs aperaadi is te keep pie are net at lid baises lit So he cam- * end Wood, Paten promotion' trio then. Cakdomia remelt it hi two dan ahead d schedule The feo a entbosraác about the upcoming West Coast appeoatces d two d its meter ads. la NmYios, it that has logged SS LPs in its robre V n k appear in July in bath Sae Ftiu LA The MO 'S musical defector mall is acemipanred Bou on the recai trip. Bru says that Lou Teeeimks, it grog from Yenetuets which eneys enormous LP throughout the U.S Late market ha ta it three month Cakterna tous at $ a tee that athlete one shows per week Local pr the act from Merodeos S R. loin. are Ahem Ranker and Finny m its effort ta build up i!t yoducten. Damiando ha vgeed elks! be Flers to a two tear an for two LPs an year extension n the salsa signed Taoib, a heavy pu formerly produced by Al poop a associated moth the harp. La Fier Lair is :evading its Mod P, oddest riders lo its sand AGUSTN GURU NEW 't ORK Rant' Vaea, an es -menber ol the late 60 VW! lay 6 the Americans, has vote. 'The Performer released a on the Wend' &os t which Del a a food eumple d the litho m Duence on the American musse scene The tune opens mth a traditional Cuban gtiatrta tom empuymg almost an all star cast d Latin moc,ans. The vocals. mitten and per- formed by Vance, are in Potash although the chaos (coo) me a sung en Spaaah and a taken from the late Arsenio Radngera s tune 'Sennn De Cam 8ma Yana, who n the past produced an lp for Fama Records by Ralphe Fagan. nos influenced by Latin music whje stol playmi nth the Ames cans Tir tanguera ta the Americans, Orlando Rodriguez. helped to further eepose and eiplan the mtrgcres of laim musc to Vance Aller spendrne are yens in Mums in retire ment lori muse veteran promoter Jose Cur - beb announced last month On return to Ne York to psi up s ptomotng business. Cutbe(o, oho a a pianist and once had ha an isobars which played at the tamed Palladium nrlheclub began ha management%booket agency some A years aga and started nth mucor. Teo Paste and Cherie Palmieri oho are silo von hm Although M company dal not disband after Curbeb's retirement (al business matters were being caned out by Curbeb s long time partner Chet Robed) buries: remained et it standsbu Thereloe Curbeb decided to make a cane Wok Realang that competitors a tente not and in conjunction with Holland. Curbeb has added adddtonal manpower to ha brce br ho no Lm6 Saba to take care of upcomng dales Located at ivo erladear Soue 9 kat Cui Pak Management non handles a total.m la acts.nuudmg La Lope. Vradit* Valdes, Ordafra!hombres. Comet. Marne Y Ga ea. lao Peru and many others AURORA FLORES as

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Tel) 4 HOTEL CAUFOR NM -Eagles (ASY44 S BOSTON- Sosmn(Epk /C8) TNa w.k PORTUGAL (Cwnafy of ran H. Hans.) SNGLES PENSANDO EMT(- Gemm(PGDO.) CALDU RADA -.Aka Ruingurs (Ce0.rl9u) PORQUETEVAS- Jean.He(A0(W.) SAMOOKAN- Television Sexe (RCA) BRASLEDO -Robe Mord.v.sto (P.) THE BEST DSCO M TOWN-R.. Far.,.. SOME BOO Y TO LOVE -Queen (EM(( QVANO TU CHANTES -Nara MD. ((440.) BOBBY-Mane Thom (000.) 0 DANCE LTTLE LADY DANCE -Tar Cha. (CBS) TM caw LPs FRAMPTON COMES AUVE -Pete. Frampton (WA) A DA) AT THE RACES-Queen (EM ANMALS -Pew Floyd RADO ACTVTY- U8T.AR(GT..) ARABAN NGHTS -RHCtr family (Phtps) 6 THE ROARNG SLENCE -Ma..d Mann' s Ean7.NT (8r(ere) 7 AMALU NO LUSO -Amal4 Rodrigues (Cohen.) 8 6 SU PER HTS-Various Mists (Poy.r) 9 BLUE MOVES -Dion John (Rocket) 0 OCTOBER. -Barclay Junes Hanes) ( Polydon) Tim Week UVN SOUTH AFRCA es0f9.77 ' Denotes... onpn THNG -LectrK Ugd Onc4. Mist,--C4n Music LMNS F YOU LEAVE ME NOW -Cwgo(Data) - Chemed LOST N FRANCE -Bonn* Tyke (RCA) - M. PA G. 4 LOVE ME- Yvonne Ukman R0)- DON'T LEAVE ME THS WAY -Thelma Houston (T.4)-AP. 6 SMLE- Pussycat (EM) -EM Snead.. 7 HOW.T- SMrbet(PO)- ntenong 8 WHAT HAVE DONE -Michael Ea gar (EM) -EM Bngad.n 9 JUST ANOTHER POOR BOY -Chris. Burgh (ALM -EM Brigadiers 0 LVNG NEXT DOOR TO ALCE -SmW.. RAK) -M.PA RCA Package st n Centenary LONDON -First product to exploit the centenary of recorded sound, and its FP- organized celebrations, hu the U.K. market last week through RCA. The company has released a prestigious package of two albums in boxed, limited edition form, with a retail price of around S8. and called "A Century Of Sound." t showcases classical and pop music from the vaults of RCA Victor. with historic recordings dating back to 97. RCA advertising will be low -key, m hoe with its prestige and collec- tors' item concept. The package originates from RCA U.K. and the.000 packages being produced will feed all overseas territories, including the U.S.. as well as the home market. n charge of compilation and supervision have been Phil Dexter and Steve Weltman of the firm's U.S. label division. and the project has been in the pipeline since last September. Southern -Spark s Restructured LONDON -Monique Peer head of Southern Music. has made a series of changes in the U.K. Southern /Spark Records organization. With the departure of Bob King. ston. longtime Southern Music general manager. after differences of opinion between himself and Mrs. Nash. the owner. Tom Ward has been appointed to coordinate all Southern Music London business of a worldwide nature. He takes on this job in addition to his general managership of all European countries" offices. Magone Murray takes over the entire professional department which encompasses the worldwide catalog. n addition to promoting Lesley Astill as her personal assistant- she is to build a professional staff to develop closer liaison with producers. a &r directors and artists. She will also serve as head of the personnel department Jon Smith is in charge of all operations regarding Spark Records. particularly visiting Hamburg. and taly where the Spark taliana label is very successful.

69 7 Add Mogull, Stewart Continued from page ing Todas" is Sunao Asaka of Must. Publishers Assn. of Japan. Publishers will discuss new trends in publishing in the international marketplace. Added to the "Technological nnovations" panel chaired by Harvey Schein. president. Sony Corp. of America is Hal Haytin. president of Tclecor- Panasonic Corp.. Los Angeles. A session titled "Lawyers: Makers Or Breakers Of Deals will he chaired by Federt N. Gaines. entertainment attorney with Bushkin. Kopelson, Gaims & Gaines. Confirmed for that session is Bernie Solomon of Bernie Solomon & Associates in Toronto. Confirmed on CBS president Bruce Lundvall's "U.S. Record Business -A Changing Scene" panel is Harold Lipsius, owner of Universal Record Distributing Corp. in Philadelphia., the Philip. MCA videodisk player and the Sony Betamax videocassette recorder/ player will highlight the technological side of the conference Besides demonstrations of these two instruments. a panel on video programming will discuss opportunities for the music industry in this new home entertainment medium. The registration fee is 400 per participant which includes all sessions. meals, workbook matenals and special events. n addition to the business sessions. special activities are planned for wives Spouse registration is 0. MC Conference headquarters will beat the Okura Hotel. All correspondence regarding registration fees and hotel accommodations should be directed to Diane Kirkland. conference coordinator. Billboard Sunset Blvd.. Los Angeles. Calif Leased Masters Spark UA Suit Against Companies LOS ANGELES -United Artist - Records and the CA Music a Record Group have instituted a iwo pronged litigation against Springboard nternational and Apex Ren devouz nc. in Superior Court here Court here. UA asks the court for an accounting into its July 97 leaseout deal whereby Springboard leased masters from the plaintiff for release on.49 LP and 98 tape budget packages. UA charges that Springboard has failed to account or pay properly since March 976. UA advised Springboard that its pact was terminated in September 976. requesting it return all masters, including approximately 6 Tale Spinner kidisks and a wide variety of pop acts. UA claims Springboard is still holding the masters. n addition. the suit charges Springboard failed to report substantial quantities of records it sold: used UA- mastered records in barter and trade for other records and failed to report them, and applied improper royalty rates on records sold. The defendant it's alleged. sold records and tapes above the agreed upon S.49 and.98 limit. Some UA artist albums were sold as schlock. another violation of the pact. ifs charged. UA asks Springboard to get Phil Walden and Gregg Allman and the Elektra/Asylum Continued from page 6 Gotham as the center of mass media communication is another factor in the buildup. notes East coast publicity director Hope Anreran. Linda Ronstadt's recent appearance on the cover of Time Magazine k case in point. Field Chiefs C,,unnued from page Y releassa and finalize merchandising strategies. n charge of the WB meetings are Russ Thyret- vice president and director of promotion: Lou Dennis, vice president and director of sales: Tom Draper. vice president and director of black music marketing and Stan Byrd. director of country sales and promotion. cstatc of Duane Allman oli its back m the Supreme Court of New York. where the triumvirate is suing UA and Springboard because Springboard released an album. which specifically highlighted on its cover both the.4llmans by name. UA contends its pact called for the act to be released under the name -Hour Glass." n a reciprocal pact with Apex Rendevouz UA charges the masters it got from that firm by Jens Butler. Sommi Smith. Gladys Knight & the Pips. Frankie Avalon. Fabian and Patti Labelle and the Bluebell. were of poor audio quality and therefore unsuitable for release. Apex Rendevouz was so slow in providing clearances that scheduled albums were so delayed they had to be scrapped, the suit alleges. Apex Rendevouz sold UA schlock outside the U.S., violating its contracts of June 97 and May 974 with the label. according to the suit. Exhibits provided the court showed that UA sold million LPs at 40 ceno S- tracks at 80 cents and cassettes at 0 cents in 97 for a total cost of n 974, UA sold the defendant.906,866 LPs at 0 cents and tracks at 7 cents for a total of The UA suit seeks a cumulative million in damages from the defendants. Aggression Promo NLW YORK \lornmg -.tar Records and SESAC are pushing Tender Aggression's LP. "Fly Disco Fly" with a promo campaign designed to draw a response from DJs and program directors. Stations are being sent promo EPs with a return card requesting feedback. A similar campaign was conducted last year by SESAC for the "Convoy " single. Tender Aggression is comprised of backup musicians for Silver Convention, Donna Summer and Passport. Film Song Taped LOS ANGF ES- Dorsey Bur - nette has recorded the tide song for the new Deno Paoli film. The Legend Of Frank Woods," set for re- rase May. The song. -The Ballad Of Frank Woods,- will be released as a single along with Burnette's "Tennessee Hit Man.- General News MULL PERFORMANCE -ABC recording artist Martin Mull is visited backstage by Bette Moiler following his soldout performance at the Rory in Los Angeles. Mull plays the role of Garth and Barth Gimble in the television soap opera "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." McClellan Active Continued from page counsel Tom Brennan (who is rumored to be a front runner among candidates for membership on the new Copyright Royalty Tribunal. when President Caner gets around to naming appointees before the statutory deadline of April 9) expects that no major copyright legislation except the record performance nghts will come up dunng the next two years. This should happen after the Copyright Office reports to Congress on the right of copyrighted recordings to performance royalty. which is due Jan as required by the Copyright Revision Act. (Under both the old and revised copyright law. only the copyrighted music on the recordings can collect performance royalties) Well before then. the recording and music industries will probably have met the members of the new subcommittee. They will find it has a wholly different character from the mild- mannered five -man group which worked for a decade on the revision of the old law. n addition to chairman McClellan who has favored record royalty in the past), the membership includes Sen. Edward Kenneth 0- Mass.) and Sen. Strom Thrumond (R- S.C.), who have frequently crossed swords over other matters. Also on the subcommittee is the powerful chairman of the full Judicial Committee. Sen. James Eastland D: Miss.k and in contrast, a brand new senator. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch R -Utah ). On the highly complicated procedures that have enabled Sen. McClellan to retain jurisdiction over copyright legislation. former counsel Brennan says the new Senate rules precluded McClellan s chairing the copyright subcommittee. even if he wanted to. The new rules prohibit any Sena- tor from serving on more than one subcommittee of a parent committee. The patent interests were most anxious to have Sen. McClellan as guide and mentor for their legislation. This led to his otter- ing to take on responsibility for the patent trademark and copyright legislation once again. To make the jurisdiction official. Brennan says the senator will probabl_y introduce a minor technical bill on trademarks. after the Easter re- cess. The only other copyright legislation in view is the extension of the life of the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrights. The House Judiciary Committee has already approved a bill to extend its life through another six months since it lost several months of existence because of the delay in making appointments by former President Richard Nixon ndustry Wins Honor Medals NEW YORK -ASCAP. WJR Radio. Detroit. and Mike Whorf. an air personality with the station. have been awarded George Washington honor medals by the Freedoms Foundation. Valley Forge. Pa. The citations. for devotion to patriotism and responsible citizenship. honor Whorl's weekly 60- minute series on WiR titled, The Bards Ot Tin Pan Alley." More than 0 top ASCAP members have so far been interviewed on the program. Program content has covered a broad spectrum of pop. theatre and movie music. Another programs are already in the works for future airings. 'Redhead' Feted CHCAGO -A private per ormance /party here Thursday (4) at the Earl Of 0d Town celebrated the release of "Redhead.- an LP by the Redhead Band. a Chicago-based country. folk. rock fusion quintet. ASCAP cooperation on the series has also been provided by Stanley Adams. president of the society. and Gerald Marks. ASCAP board member and composer of such musical evergreens as is t True What They Say About Dixie?" and "A Of Me." ncreased Sales Continued from page a tionally. Between them they brio captured almost 00 important store window displays and have kept dealer interest riveted on the building album. Prior to the Academy Awards television special. UN's creative group decided to create a 0-second black- and -white iv spot. which first played on tv during the Awards show in major markets. The spot was repeated the following two nights in prime time for a total 7 -time repetition. This also assisted the album's rise, Bonin says. Chicago d Shop To Open CHCAGO -A second Chicagoarea Greatest Hits Records outlet will open in the north suburban Deerfield Commons Shopping Center here the first week of May_ The new.00 square foot mall location joins free -standing Greatest Hits Records. Evanston. Both are under the same ownership as the two full -line Laury's Discount Records outlets here. We feel we run the best full -line stores in the country and now we must learn to run a mall store," explains Jon Shulman. general manager for Laury's and Greatest Hits. Since it is difficult to find suitable locations for full -line stores. Laury's has added mall -type outlets to its plans for expansion. Shulman says. He says the new store will feature a -mix of fast -selling product in most areas of music." Special order service will be emphasized heavily. Shulman says, -because we have two of the best stocks in the country to draw upon.- Three employes initially will staff the outlet. including manager Gene Good. who transfers from Laury's Chicago Loop store. Calif. Homage To Sammy Fain LOS ANGELES -The emhnù vi a popular annual television special or a Public Broadcasting System series has developed to the annual American Guild of Authors and Composers' Celebrity night. staged here by Donald Kahn and Bernie Wayne. What started out four years ago as a loose concept to honor a veteran songspinncr became 7 minutes of solid entertainment recently honoring Sammy Fain, a veteran among melody writers. The cast included: Ginn and Matt Dennis, Alan Bergman. Eddie Manson. George JesseL Vicki BeneL Patsy Garrett. Paul Weston. Sid Miller, Ben Lessi. Margaret Whiting. Roberta Sherwood. Barr) O'Hara. Jay Livingston and Johnny Green. And working the keyboard for accompaniment were Ben Oakland. Vic >tizzy. Kahn and Wayne. They reprised about 8 Fain hits. all of which were memorable. Wayne and Kahn researched material that was made even more entertaining by Green's coil Air Label History NASHVLLE -WRBN -FM in Macon, Ga.. included a two-hour segment on the formation and development of Capricorn Records in a recent 66 -hour "Southern Rock Weekend" broadcast The segment featured interviews with Phil Walden. president of Capricorn. and Frank Fentcr. executive vice president as well as selections from records made during the seven - year history of the label. `Mary Hartmans' LOS ANGELES-"Mary Hartman. Mary Hartman" by the Markens on Calliope Records is set to be released in both a 7 -inch and - inch 4 disco edition. with a new LP "Step On C to follow shortly. The new Markects features two of the onginal members. Ben Bonet and Kurt Allen.

70 Mechanical Fees Continued from page f expected moves by industry groups to realize added benefits offered by.he new copyright statute. Some of these bids are certain to be hotly contested by competing interests via logical jousting before and after the new law becomes effective. n the present case. Berman feels the specific language of the new law places proper authonty clearly in the camp of publishers. He points particularly to the statutes provisions on compulsory licensing, which awards that right to someone only if his or her primary purpose in making phonorecords is to distribute them to the public for private use." Rata will have to be negotiated according to the special circumstances in each case, says Berman. "No statutory rate applies." He feels taping rates will evolve as bargaining between users and publishers gets underway. The scope of public dissemination of the taped music will be a key determinant in fixing rate, he indicates. Meanwhile, Berman is advising legal tape duplicators to consider mechanical royalties in preparing operating budgets for the coming year. "The free ride is over," he says. General News BM Suit Versus N.Y. Promoter NEVs YORK -BM is suing promoter Reggie Fluellen in U.S. District Court here for not paying performance fees on four songs used by singer Natalie Cole in a Winter Garden concert November 976. BM's policy is that the sponsor is responsible for logging and paying such fees. nvolved are the songs "How Can Anything Good Be So Bad For You, " Kinds Miss You.' "Kiss And Say Goodbye" and "There's No Mc Without You." Blackwood Music and Nattahnam Music arc listed with BM, as (Continued on page 86) A &M Nabobs Off On -City Air Trek LOS ANGELES -Five A &M executives will promote current and forthcoming album releases in a five -day, -city tour commencing Monday (). The group includes Jerry Moss, chairman; Gil Friesen, president; Barry Grieff, vice president of merchandising; Bob Fead, senior vice president and director of marketing and distribution; Harold Childs, vice president of promotion, and Andy Meyer, assistant to Moss. They will make stops in Dallas, rscss Orleans, Atlanta, Boston, Washington, D.C.. Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit. St. Louis, Minneapolis and Chicago. The contingent will be promoting albums by Supertramp, Captain & Tennille, g Special, the Tubes, the Brothers Johnson. Cat Stevens, David Liebman, Michael Katakis, Elkit Brooks, Joan Armatrading, Garland Jeffreys, Nils Lofgren and Quincy Jones "Roots." A private plane will carry the dc- (Continued on page 86) 7 Beatles Revival LConhnurd from page 0 many record -oriented shows" built around themes geared to younger audiences employing a full range of multi -media techniques and effects. Films, slides, lights and music. with hardly any dialog will attempt to capture the mood and meaning of what Leber describes as an -exciting, tumultuous time" Fisher. along with "cditonal suffers' Bob Gill and Bob Rabinowitz, is scouring all available sources of visual documentation. The "script' intends to feature the time between the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the breakup of the Beatles. Leber assembled four professional musicians who look and sound like the original Liverpool quartet in a series of national audibons. w The show will run for approximately two hours, excluding intermission. The show, Leber notes, is dc- signed to go on the road. -t's meant play arenas." he rays. 'That's next" The original Beatles last performed publicly. in 966 at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, according to Lehcr A&M Growth Plans Continued from page? will continue to be independently distributed. "As long as the independent distributors are able to grow with us. we're with them. When they no longer are able to, we'll seek changes," Moss says. Meanwhile, es'ing /Alma Music and Rondor Music, the A &M publishing arm will develop its Austral - n company and continue expansion of its folio line under the direction of newly appointed presicnt Chuck Kaye. Kaye says that Almo will continue wth on all levels as it obtains ore copyrights and develops its in writers. Kaye is expected to nnounce changes within the nest few weeks. Moss also cited the label's growth in Canada under the auspices of newly appointed president of A &M Canada Gerry Lacoursiere. A &M has been highly successful with aniats such as Nanreth, Styx and Supertramp, says Moss. They made it 09. t just wouldn't be the Academy Awards without an ASCAP member winning an Oscar. Of the Academy Awards given out over the years for musical achievement, 08 have been won by ASCAP songwriters. This year proved no different. ASCAP songwriters Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams won for Best Original Song with their collaboration "Evergreen;' from the movie A Star s Born. We share their joy and congratulate them on their achievement. ASCAP Plugging a Duck NEW YORK -Peter l Pan Records, promoting two new LP releases Btunng rwin, the Disco Duck. with posters. buttons and appearance by the character in stores as well as on local kiddie television shows. Albums arc `Disco Duck. Vol. r and "Alley Cat /Chicken Fat Fun Dances."

71 ia BibOOrcilS Top Album Picks Copyrrqni 977 Baiboard Pubi atans tee rue p]^ v.r cation may Oa rwprodueeid. ace. N a rmrwnai save,-.> mna, m any form or ray any mearri Meciron,c peglptopyrm. reeordmg, pr orhew r+se entnuul Perm... o the...suer is Bitiotuard SPECAL SURVEY For Week Ending Numbee Of LPs íevlewed th s week 47 -%st s' DCKEY BETTS d GREAT SOUTHERN, Aosta AL4. Gm tanst writer Betts on his fast leader LP solo the Allman &os. Band broke up and he wined Aosta has delight lolly distilled the finest essence of the Allman groundbreak ing Southern rock style. His main innovation is to make the fluent elective picking style supported by an even lighter and lamer rhythm base than on the Allnnans' heyday The lame ianty of what Betts is playing on his tiquodhke slide guitar runs and singing in his expressively plainspoken rock voice for these solidly construclued originals simply underlines what a primary role he tilled in the classic Allman sound. Best Cub: "Run Gypsy Run." `Bougainvillea" California Blues." Out To Get Me" Dealers: The whole LP is very much in the groove of Allman classic "Ramblin Man." which Betts wrote. sang and played lead on BONNE RATT -Sweet Forgiveness, Warner Data BS990 Raitt sticks within the confines of her gutsy blues style, tack ling material by some obscure writers and by some more prominent ones. Her voice reflects passen and raw energy which breathes rle into songs of desolation love and pain Besides her throaty sincere vocals. Raitt showcases her guitar playing with some piercing riffs that blend well with her close-knit band that has played on most of her previous al bums. Especially satisfying w a blues rendition of Del Shan non's "Runaway." which generates new excitement to the classic Paul Rathchild's sound production nukes this one of Rain's most satisfying efforts. Best Cuts: "About To Make Me leave Home. -Sweet Forgiveness," "Runaway," "My Opening Farewell.' 'Louise." Dales: This long awaited LP should get a Warner promo push. GRAHAM CENTRAL STATON -Now Do-U.Wanta Dance, di ainer Bros. BS04. Sly Stone's nfluence is probably more evident on this LP than on the group's past efforts. Hand clapping. a capella singing opens this album with excellent voices resembling instruments. Strong electronic instruments are as much a part of this LP as vocals, it not more so. Most of the tunes were written by Larry Graham. who also produced and arranged the album. While most of the disk is high en- ergy. the group throws m a semi- ballad spotlighting a female vocalist and a ballad featuring Graham. Best Cuts: Hupp E-C-0 A Ginn." "Last Train;' "Earth - quake,' "lead Me On." Dukes: This group has strong following. LORETTA LYNN - Remember Patsy, MCA 6. Lynn's salute to the all time country music great, Patsy Cline. includes the songs most significant in Chnis career. The sensitive tribute is brought off effeclnely with an underplayed tone. Owen &adley keeps the instrumentation strictly country and simple with an emphasis on rhythm and electric guitar. The LP contains an interesting conversation between Lynn and Bradley, reflecting on the human qualities and talent of Cline A personal, poignant album gives country partisans the pow erful combo of Lynn, Bradley and the late Cline Contains the greatest Cline hits including "Crazy" and " Fall To Pieces." Best cuts: " Fall To Pieces,' "She's Got You; "Crazy," "Sweet Dreams." Remember Palsy" (conversation) Dealers: A natural teaming of Lynn with Cline's hits. J _C ) C' QSS ical 'LJ FAVORTE BEETHOVEN SONATAS ( "MOONLGHT,' "AP. PASSONATA" d "PATHETQUE ")- Vladimir Horowitz, piano, Columbia M409. A well wan repertoire path is retraced here, placing the three most popular Beethoven sonatas on a single disk All were issued in other couplings earlier, but now are certain to emery a distinct sales surge. 0 the host of mar kit duplicates. none boasts anywhere near the name power of a Horowitz FirsETime Around DEAF SCHOOL -nd Honeymoon/Don't Stop The World. Warner Bros LS0 Warners has combined this eight piece progressnre English rock group's lust overseas release with its first for the label. The double pocket LP contains everything tram '0s rock to madcap off-the-wall theatrical soli ness expressed in the wry satirical vein that launched bis group in England Leader Cliff Langer's lyrics are alten as bi acre as the group's name, yet set to music, the sound is a CAPTAN d TENNLLE -Come n from The Rain, AM SP4700 An eetremely versatile. well rounded set from Mr d Mrs Dragon which is equally honest in solid humorous stock of day -to -day living Crooning and high pitch vocals help bring across lyrical emphasis. Best cuts: 'Taxi," Second Honeymoon, " "Don t Stop The Wold.' Capaldi s Cale.- 'What A Way To End t All," "Nearly Moonlit Night Molel" Dealers: Specially priced double LP should click with pro- gressive FM stations DUSTY CHAPS -Honky Tank Music, Capitol ST64. Crap, original Texas music in a progressive Western Swing vein by seven young men who have perfected their art on the genuine Southwestern bar circuit Leader-songwriter-producer George Hawke has a gilt for sly humor in the slyle of a Dr Hook or Commander Cody. The band has a pair of actor dices, a pedal steel guitar and a fiddle, so it *obviously planning to remain true to its regional roots But it gets a tight, swinging instrumental sound at all times and the singing is cheerfully catchy Best tuts: "Honky Tank Music." "nvisible Man," "Too Many Pretty Women " Beak's: This kind of music always goes over well in lire appearances so watch for touring to your area to boost sales. Billboard's Recommended LPs PoP KRAFTWERK- Trans -Europe Express, Capitol SW60. This work is a hypnotically offbeat and meticulously crafted mar- rage of electronic effects and rock music. The mostly elon gated selections have a symphonic quality with members Ralf Huller and Flown Schneider infecting electronically pros essed vocals along the way also Best cuts: "Europe Endless," "Showroom Dummies," "Trans- Europe Express," "Metal On Metal " URAH HEEP -Firefly, Warner Bros. BS 0. Except for the organ-flavored title song this is a thunderous collection al hard rock. The band has gone through a personnel change with erlucder's Friend John Lawton handling the vocals, replacing David Byron. He delivers them with spirit and tonvic lion Best cuts: "Been Away Too Long," "Sympathy," ' The Hanging Tree," "Rollin' On." SUPERTRAMP -Even n The Quietest Moments, RAM SP464. This U.K quintet featuring a pair of keyboards and a reedman rather than lead guitar has been around for some SpaighE time and developed a core following stateside. Supertramp puls out its share of subdued rock. often offing on melodies as stiaightlonnardly linear as nursery songs But t is at its best on quietly lush, romantic ballads of extended poet. meaning that combine full orchestrations with colorful sy thesaer lectures Best cuts: "Downstream:' "Even n The Quietest Moments," 'Fools Overture.' LONNE MACK -Home At Last, Capitol ST69. Mack shows here That the lull in his recording career hasn't taken away any of the powerhouse rocking abilities he brings to the fluent picking style of progressive Southern crossover music Aside from impressive guitar styling and a set of solid original tunes, Mack here displays a rich mellowness of singing in a particularly clean Nashville recording production. Best cuts: "Running Wild," "Lay Some Loving On Me," "My House." B SPECAL, AM SP468. This sestet was produced in New Yak by Dan Hartman, bassist and songwriter with vanous Winter-Derringer groups. 8 Special plays a brand of ene get., high- voltage rock you might expect horn this pedigree. However, around the edges of the fast rakers and in nicely harmonized easy ballads on the album there is a sur posing and most welcome flair for laidback counlrysh ele meets to the offing Best cuts: ' Around And Around." lust Hang On" CATHY CHAMBERLAN -Rag 'e Rat Revue, Warner Bros. 80 Having scored with Leon Redbone s return to yesterday droll style of simple old time singing, WB now gives us Cathy, a campy vocalist who Outs her debut LP with a flaky ticky ballad 'Debbie's Song (Lore That Man)." The more the boogie -keyboard studio rock and torchy, lavishly-tex- tured ballads. A song like the current hit single, "Can't Slop Danois', " with its rockng disco beat and gutsy vo cal by Toni should swiftly pul away fears this pair might have settled into a cutesy routine with "Muskrat Love" even while it beats the notorious ono against hit records coming from artists who get television series of their own. The rest of the album showcases Tennilk's warm contralto in songs of lorgrving love and the most sensuous version yet of Alan O'Daj s oft recorded "Easy Evil." The Captain, besides playing most of the rhythm nstruments and creating impeccable productions and charts, has fun with a synthesized voice box that enable: him to sound like a muffled Waltman Jack as he com merits on Tom's more sweet lyrical lines Widely appeal eng commercial fare with the duo in top form. Best Cuts: "Can't Stop ()anon'," "Come n From The Rain." 'Easy Evil,' "Let Mama Know," "Don't Be Scared. "We Never Really Say Goodbye." Dealers: Captain d Tennille s tv series has given them more exposure than they've ever had yet. pop Pick J 90s feel carries through with the vocalist leaning on the effect of singing like a loot toot- tootsie girl than a vocalist with a unique voice The dixieland is stolid, not loose. Best cut. 'Rag 'N' Roll.' "Old Rockrn' Chair" (vocal by oldie die inland drummer Fred Moore), "Backseat Baby' la 0s rock duty) KND HEARTS AND ENGUSH -A Wish For A Season, DM DLPA (Amherst) This o the work of a U.K singing duo composed of Tony Bird and John Tippet. Using a nohtoo raucous rock band as background this is an LP of pop sensibildres The vocal harmonizing is very fashionable, sounding at times like Hall 6 Oates. Best cuts: "A Wish For The Season." Viking nvasion VAROUS PANSTS -Music Of }borne tem, Biograph BLP0Q. Recorded off old piano rolls originally made by J. Lawrence Cook, Victor Arden, Paul louard and Dick Watson for QRS, this LP offers seven tunes by the tate composing giant plus a medley of his "Show Boat" melodies. t's all a lad rocky tick but the enduring quality of Kern's music shines through Best cuts: "Show Boat Medley." "AU The Things You Are" "A Fine Romance" soul HUES CORPORATON - Caught Your Act, Warner Bros. BS04. This former RCA group has moved away from its "Rock The Boat" sound. while maintaining its droving catchy beat. Heavy instruments are at times out front but without drowning the trio. Although there are male and female leads, the thrust is to group harmony. Best cats: "Telegram 0 love." 'What YOU Need s Loon'," " Caught Your Act," " Love You A Lot" DEXTER WANSEL -Whit The World s Comm To, Philadelphia nternational P4487 (CBS) nstrumentation s excellent, however. vocals lend to sound like they are in the back- ground, there only to accompany the instruments, as op posed to the other way around. Wansel, who wrote the entire LP with the exception al one cut, receives vocal assistance ran lean Carn. Much of the LP is instrumental Bat cuts: "First light Of The Morning," "Dance With Me Tonight.' "Disco Lights." "Dreams Of Tomorrow." BWON DOLLAR BAND, Good Sands GS0 (T.K.). This five man band provides the core of its instrumentation. with a little bit of help from studio musicians, and dots all its vocals. Vernon Maddox writes most of the songs and sings lead. The sound is good mainstream soul, with the emphasis on the smooth vocals. Best cuts: "Without Your Sown; "'let's lust Be Friends." BARBARA MASON d BUNNY SGLER- Locked n This Position, Curtom 04 (WB) This duo has had hits as individual singers and turns in a ueditable performance on this LP. Most tunes are udtempo,dsco tented while romantic a nit soot h- mg. Orchestral arrangements highlight this learn's efforts throughout Several tunes were written by Sigler, who also produced the LP. Bat cuts: "Lonely (lonely For You Babe), "Locked n This Position, "Can't Believe A Word You Say," "laving." TA MAHAL- Brdhers /Original Soundtrack Warner Bros BS04. This soundtrack is believed to be the story of George Jackson of the Soledad Brothers. One side of the LP has Mahal singing blues oriented lunes, while the back side is otro mental nstrumenlahión is simply structured and complementary to Mahal's vocal style. There are no happy moments on this album. t's difficult to select a best cut as the entire A side fells an unhappy tale. ANN SEXTON -The Beginning, Sound Stage 7 SS00. Pow- erful clar vocals are offered to good, although somewhat dated material primarily dealing With misguided love affairs Production is good and the sumg and horn sections dominat ing this LP are complementary to the vocalal Bat cuts: " Had A Fight With You," "Color My World Blue," " Want To Be Loved. country CHARUE RCH -Mg Boss Man /My Mountain Dew, RCA APL60 RCA has reassembled some previously, released Rich cuts into a new LP. The release will probably clout on rl the strength of Rich's name. Though theme are some good and lasting cuts (somehow only the Bill lusts arrangements seem to hold up). some of the selections sound dated. As usual. Rich contributes his heady vocals and piano work Best cads: "The Ways Of A Woman n love, 'Rig Boss Man " is:7 ADELADE WLL-That Wonderful..., Monmouth Ev MES Backed by a tasteful seven-man band spa Brian Lemon's piano, Hall taped these 0 old tunes land n 970 under Denis Preston's supervision Hall's dory career started in 9: before it ended she -Blackbirds Of 98." recorded wrth Duke Ell geared at the old N Y Cotton Club. Here she hits. Best cuts: "ll Wind, "That Old Feeling." Call" STAN KENTON -Live n Europe, London SP4476 AKhouge he has seated and purveyed consistently superior big band music for 6 years. this cren s plainly the finest Kenton has ever assembled Taped we in Holland last September, it's a program of nine brilliant cuts marred only by poor presence of the reeds and inaudibility of Stan's announcements Did Shearer's trombone, Gary Robbs drums and the leaders vide, ever-provocative piano stand out, three of the out slandingly musical charts are by Kenton himself includinga new version of his moody, Ravel- mspned theme. Bat ado "Artistry n Rhythm, "'Lush life." "Eager Beaver, " "l'm Glad There s You," "Love Foe Sale." BARB BG BAND GEMS -Nostalgia Book Club 004 A knew) edgcable book publisher, Neil McCaffrey of Arlington House has put together a delectable three LP package of truly rare Performances by bands led by Benny Goodman. Glen Gray, Red Novo. Les Brown. Harry lames, Arlie Shaw, Gene Krupa lack Teagarden and Will Bradley and it makes for a winning combination Vocalists include Peggy lee. Mildred Bailey ant Dick Haynes on once-popular tunes from the pe rind, all horn Columbias treasurable vaults. Older buyers wit find this a memorable collection and the sound is rema good Best cuts: "You've Changed." "How Deep Ocean " "Please Be Kind.' RNALDO d SONS -laus s A Fourletter Word, Al n bend Oddity by California trumpeter and teacher naldo and sons Dave. on trombone, and Doug, reeds,: them cooking with Mundell Lowe. Shelly Manne, Monti vng, Leroy Vinnegar, Dolo Coker and narrator Bob Sua on six standards. All the trombones are played by Day entire reed section is performed by Doug and PaPP blows all the trumpet parts There are excellent solos M This is hardly a chart- topping entry but certainly it t 00% as a novelty. Best artz "Joy Ride." Perdido Rare." LOUS VAN DYKE -Round Midnight, Columbia M4 lumbia says right on the front cover that Van talo pianist in Europe Be that as rt may, this is nice restful music with only bass and drum ac Van Dyke rearranges everything from Bach to Beatles V' create his own sound. Best cuts: "Round Midnight." "Whit The World Needs Now s lose." PNAROAH SANDERS- Pharoah, ndia Navigation N07. Sanders, one of the modern masters of the saxophone. s loured by Lawrence Killian, percussion; Steve Neil bass: M, nos, guitar. liggs Chase, organ, Greg Bandy. drums. and Berra Sanders, harmonium on this 40 minute plus collection :4 heavy sounds drawn from the lour quarters of consciousness. Side two cooks. side one ruminates. Best cots: 'love Wll Find A Way " MCHAEL HOWELL -Alone, Catalyst CAT76. This collection of nine cuts is devoted exclusively to the solo acoustic guild of the - year-old Howell. a guitarist of broad range and skills. His virtuosity is apparent on interpretations of Wes Montgomery. McCoy Tyner, Steve Wonder and traditional Japanese folk music. Best cuts: "Sama Layuka:' ''Sophs ticated lady." 'The Thumb.' DAVD MURRAY -Flowers For ARiert, ndia Navigatio N06. This is a product of the exciting New York eft pu scene. Tenor sasman Murray, drummer Phillip Wilson. trumpeter Olu Data and bassist Fred Hopkins play musty Murray's work which ranges from the dark and deep to le invigorating. Music for here and now, played by cats who cat their teeth on Mingas. Ayler (who hrs LP commemorates) and Coltrane Best cub: `Flowers For Albert" DAVD NEWMAN -Front Money, Warner Bros PS94. Newman's alto and soprano sat is aggressive yet comfortable a this generally relaxed seres of quasi crossover small group cuts. He plays finely honed, clean lines on both instruments with piano. baritone sax and trombone providing repeat, sua portion and assertive underlays The eight -pieces work by gether to get into the commercial riff style ("Front Money') and also offer a hard. pure pzz effort. Best arts: 'Amami Grace,' "Snakiri n.' Suki Duki " TONY R -Plays Charlie Christian, Miley() 000. Caldorrq guitarist Ram. four other guitarists, tenor sax, drums, bay and piano comprise this group dedicated to orchestrating ari (Continued on pace -ivi Spolhght -The worst outstanding new product of the week's rafeasei and that with the peat. patents! for to prss- predated for the lop hall of Net Nad io the Niait of W rmower, recommended- predaed to hit the swine lad or lia of eke dad puccarww: WA m the ayonon M the renewer, Of MNM N superior gualey. Albums rescuing a three star 'alma are sat Wed. Romeo NAar. Nan Freedland; renewers' Elor relit, Gerry Mood, is Haoaiila. Ed Harpon. lean Miums, Ora Dealer r, Pat Nelson. Sally HrnM* A4,ntm Gurisa, Roman Noxaa, Dad Musser, tin, Mclalau(y


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The two acts have recently released singles that Salsoul is marketing in both the 7 inch and -inch. 4 r.p.m. forms. Moment of Truth's release is "Login You s Kahn' Me." and Holman 's is "'This Will Be A Night To Remember." Both are now also working on albums that will be released soon. Contest Promotes Fleetwood Mac LP \t V' OM, -Warner Bros. Record, and the WEA marketing de- partment in New York rec-enth organized a special promotion for Fleetwood Mac in conjunction with radio station WPU and the Sam Good) record chain. The campaign. entitled "Back Stage Rumours." gate 0 contest winners each a copy of "Rumours ' the new Fleetwood Mac LP. as well as tickets to the recent concert by the group at Nassau Coliseum and an opponunit to go backstage and meet the group following the con - cert. recommended VERNON OFORD -bay The ma= ON. QNx io ducer Bob Ferguson Md. Curg Naas. abider Tree Bab RCA H09 DON LWR,T -isbe Lbdm OM dancer Hakt Rose.,der Pal Galle pabida Bbd Step. 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The three -hour program which will be presented free to NARAS members is part of tht Academy's continuing program to encourage musical creativity with particular emphasis on what Allan Steckler. NARAS' N.Y. chapter president. calls the excellent contemporary music that college bands are playing. A S donation is requested from non -members of the Academy desiring to attend the concert. Students will be charged.0. Honor Art Gelles CHCAGO-Art Gelles. Phonodisc Baltimore /D.C. branch man- ager. has been named branch manager of the year by Phonogram/ Mercury. Gelles received the commendation at a Polygram Records Group meeting. Disco SM YMT-OtapdF b Le (cí poheas Tlaraa. Ueda Mite, Mina enter GeieE Nat abr. Ni. MaK ASGP Pnmea Sal PSSUL Fdwiag a Out ad warms am. 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Today di Tomorrow ": and 4 starred. Glen Campbell's -Southern Nights -" Willie Bobo Opens Pilgrimage Series LOS bandleader Willie Bobo is scheduled to open the Pilgrimage Jazz series of free concerts Sunday 7 at the John Anson Ford Counts Cultural Arts Theatre. The Bobo show- will be the first of 0 jazz performances slated for the series of consecutmse Sunday afternoons. Sponsored by Los Angeles County agencies in association with the musicians union. the sertes will feature Ken Richmond and the New Hereafter on the second date. April 4. ANGELES-Latin, jazz

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76 General News 79 Joseu p GRAHAM t \TRAL STA- TON -Now Do l. Wants Dance - Warner Bros BS04. Just when Sly Stone's popularity was on the decline several years ago. Larry Graham his former bass player and his new group Graham Central Station took the nation by storm with his sly. Sly -influenced material. Recently his mass audience appeal was questionable as he seemed to shift his funky rock sound to a more gospel feel. The old Graham is back. This LP not only rocks but is strictly soul. The album opens with "Happ -E- -C-U-A- Ginn" a semi -swinging numbs with handclapping setting the rhythm for a cappella vocals. This bouncy tune gives one the feel - 'mg that the group is truly delighted to be singing and shows off is vocal.ability by not bringing in instruments. This entire cut is a group effort focusing on the baritone and alight, airy female vocals. Then the LP takes a drastic turn to a mellow but driving "Now Do-U- Wanta Dance." where the bass is spotlighted in quick changes. The group appears to be challengtng dancers, okay. you wanna dance. now do it. Following a long instrumental intro. the group comes in to accompany the instruments in that order. Horns arc also a main factor on this cut. There is no building to a climax: the tune drives all the way through. Graham continues the pace. belting out "Last Train" in his funky baritone style with lead assistance. from Gail "Baby Face Muldrow. Horns again highlight this cut but the hats ts ever present Graham takes Al Green's "Love %nd Happiness." the only tune not,written by him and turns it into a gutsy production while basically using the same horn arrangement as Green: version. This tune builds to a dramatic climax following impressive anstrumcnul and vocal changes. Horns, drums and guitars are in front while the bass sets the rhythm. The pace s slowed as the instruments complete. take oser on "Earthquake." All nstruments arc working overtime. Just as one relaxes for an almost mellow instrumental. the group charges in for a hard driving rock number. You can almost distinguish the different instruments: some are space -oriented. Synthesizers horns. guiun. funk hoc. drums. Clavinet and a few vocals are all here, -Cr.). Chicken" is appropnately titled as even the instrumental intro sounds much like a roo s ter cacklin löe group moves right in tell thg. e listener how the Crazy Chicken should be done. While this is vocally a group effort. Graham is the obs ious lead. The pace finally slows with Gail leading '-Stomped Beat -Up-And Whooped." Even at this pace it's not a ballad. nstruments on this one arc easily identifiable and kept at a minimum. Graham takes the pace down even farther with a gutsy ballad. "Lead Mc On." He moves easily through socal changes. with background vocals used only when necessary. That is a horn solo accompanied by a mild drum roll and organ. Sliding up a bit the midtempo "Saving My Lose For You again natures Graham with instruments in the background and some instrumental solos. Graham. scanning from baritone to tenor. takes the lead as the group drives home with Have Faith n Me." There's a choir -like back- Protest Dirty Songs Continued from page t use of four -letter words. Many unto. toss a great song by a major artist in the trash simply because of an unneeded hell or damn. "'m a diehard country music fan. as are many of our listeners. But wish the artists and the producers would make an effort to clean some of Brad Hosford, operations manager of WDTM in Selmer. Tenn.. says that some of our little of lady listeners have complaints about the lyrics, but most of our listeners can live through the lyrics, if not thrive on them.' Gordon Manly at KLOZ, an FM station in El Paso. points out that what is objectionable to one person may not be to others. But when the complaints were there. they were loud. Glen Corbin at KMAD in Madill. Okla.. says. We feel the lyric content of many of the current records is ridiculous. especially in tight of the fact that not one suggestive song was a hit be- cause tithe lyrics, but because of the sound. This trend has gone too far and needs to stop. Were playing more classics than ever so we can avoid some of the current stuff which is too raunchy to play on radio." Dave Morris of KNUZ in Houston comments that the station's major complaints refer to "blatant sexuality' in the lyrics. "We're not prudes, but a little imagination could convey the thought. f the industry won't police itself. the FCC will John O'Day at WFGL in Fitchburg. Mass.. comments that the lyric are -too blatantly suggestive. sometimes think the producers are too far ahead of average America." There were other complaints about country records sounding too pop. about them being too sad. and management at KNAL in Victoria. Tex.. complains about records containing commercial product lyrics such as mentioning Lone Star Beer and Holiday nn. Tom Busch at KNOM in Nome. Alaska. says there are too many downers in country music. "Are there no grassroots themes other than drinking and cheating? We used to play them. but were in an extremely religious area and listener complaints have resulted in our deleting about half the music that comes in from our playlist. Most folks here. we think. would also like a return to a softer sound." Louis Maierhofer, WK MC. Roaring Springs, Penn.. says there's too much swearing and /or out and out sexuality or suggestiveness in country music lyrics today. Some recording 'artists have a teenage mentality about them.' he says. At KCUE, Red Wing. Minn_ management has received calls from listeners with questions such as: "Does the devil have all of the good tunes? And it's a hard question to answer. says a spokesman for the station, -when you hear lyncs of people who live like animals." Complaints about country music lyrics are not new- though this is the first extensisc survey to depict a national and widespread concern. Don ground section which leads back to Graham's powerful vocals. Background singers move in and out of this tune. This number is an excellent closing pine after haying taken the listener on a musical trip. Graham has tied this entire package together by starting low, taking the audience to a swinging high - then allowing it to gently rock down to a final ending. JEAN WLLAMS ction, general manager of WRE in ndianapolis, has been campaigning against suggestive lyrics in country music for some while. Oddly enough. country music has always contained some elements of suggestiveness. One only has to listen to many older tunes to fully get the message. As musicologist Paul Ackerman, former music director of Billboard. once said. country music concerned "sex- sin. and salvation." And any older country music fan will remember Hank Thompson singing. "Swing wide your gates of love. One could read many things into country music lyrics from time to time. Perhaps there's a new morality coming along in country music and perhaps country music artists and record producers will have to react to it or suffer decreasing airplay and decreasing record sales. t should also be noted that singles are currently selling more to jukebox operators than anywhere else and lyric content isn't so much of a problem in bars where many jukeboxes are located. Still. the complaints arc there and they are extensive. Jerry Marvin at KDHN in Dim - mitt Tex., says. 'Song lyrics are too suggestive. Profanity is unacceptable. Lyrics dealing too explicitly with sex cannot be programmed. There is too much material dealing with drinking, alcohol and sex. "There is a great need for bright. uptempo, positive material. The excessive amount of material dealing with sex, alcohol and illicit love and the tremendous number of slow ballads forces radio to seek material outside the standard country field. "Here. all records are reviewed individually and selected on merit. However. those records which deal with negative subject matter never receive more than seven weeks of airplay. Records that deal explicitly with sex or profanity receive no air - Ron Rogers. manager of K V ET in Austin, Tex.. also says he's concerned with profanity where it "sticks out ' or lyrics that are too suggestive for young listeners and glorify drunkenness or cheating. Bill Rohde at KKYX in San Antonio, says, "l agree that lyrics are becoming too dirty." He also feels that too many old rock songs are being recorded by country artists. J. C. Benoist at WKDX in Hamlet N.C.. says he has complaints about bad language. Wynn Alby at WYDE in Birmingham. Ala.. mentions complaints on sex-oriented lyrics. Mary Catherine Murphy at WSM in Nashville says the station gets obscenity complaints. but "many times listeners read obscenity into the lyrics. We won't program an obscene record. but there is a thin line between obscene and non -obscene lyrics." Ted Fleming. music director of WYRL in Melbourne. Fla.. says many people in his area simply do not like cussing in songs "and /or the provocative manner of story telling an songs. perhaps because a lot of young people are tuning in country music today. (Continued on page 86) For the Record ANGELES -Contrary to LOS what was reported in the new companies column (Billboard. April. 977) Longneck Records is a registered label name belonging to Crow - Smith Productions of.austin. Tcx. Principals of newly established Longneck Records of Berkeley. Calif. have agreed to cease using the Longneck name immediately. LEUKEMA PUSH -Helen Reddy pitches in at WP in Philadelphia to raise funds for the Leukemia Society of America. Dean Tyler, program director of the station, is at her side and below is Arthur Field, Philly promotion executive. Eagles RM Gold Record inners Singles New Kid n Town" on Asylum: disk is its first gold single. Kenny Nolan's " Like Oreamin " on 0th Century: disk is his fir. gold single. Barbra Streisand's "Love Thence From 'A Star s Born (Esergrecn)" on Columbia: dirt is her second gold single. Daryl Hall & John Oates "Rich Girl" on RCA: disk is duns second gold single. Abba's -Dancing Queen" on Atlantic: disk is its first gold single. David Soul's "Don't Give Up On Us" on Private Stock: disk is his first gold single. Alice Coopers " Never Cry" on Warner Bros.: disk is his fourth gold single. Albums Al Stewart's ear Oft hr Cal" on Janus has achieved platinum status. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's "Night Moses" on Capitol has gone platinum. John Denver's -Greatest Hits Vol. " on RCA: disk is his th gold album. N'at'ion Jennings' "Dreaming Ms Dreaim on RCA: disk is his fourth gold album. "Queen" on :x-kira; disk is its fourth gold album. "The Jackson," on Epic: disk is its first gold album. Manfred Mann's Earth Band's "Roaring Silence" on Warner Bros: disk is its first gold album. Pynes ndicted Coruinaed from To further conceal income. Pynes and others allegedly prepared and filed fraudulent personal income tax returns. Ten substantive counts explain Pyres' role in assisting in such false income tax returns. f convicted, Pynes is subject to a maximum of years imprisonment and fines of plus prosecution costs. Assistant US. Attorney Robert Newell is handling the case. New Companies_ Charles Startignette.Management Corp. launched in Boston with a concert promo division known as Dudley Winchester Productions. Firm will handle all phases of management and booking with plans to open a recording and rehearsal studio. Address is P.O. Box 99. Boston. Mass.. (67) it ir The nternational Musician Union. an affiliate of the Artist & Technicians Guild nternational. has been founded in Los Angeles to provide blanket protection for all instrumentalists, vocalists. arrangers. directors and performers in the music industry. Union is located at 6 Hollywood Blvd.. () t Standy Records formed by Stanley Markowski and Andy Cittadino. Headquarters. mastering and pressing facilities are located at 760 Blandina St.. Utica. N.Y. Publishing Firm For Casey Songs NEW YORK-Harry Wayne Casey. known as K.C. of K.C. & the Sunshine Band. and his songwriting partner Rick Finch have formed Harrick Music nc.. which will publish all K.C. material beginning with last years "Shake Your Booty." The new music firm will be administered by Sherlyn Publishing nc. Also formed is Sunshine Sound Records, a division of Sunshine Sound Enterprises nc.. producer of all the K.C. product. The label will be distributed by T.K. Records. K C. & the Sunshine Band has recently re- signed with T.K. and will continue to be released on the T.K. label. First scheduled issue on Sunshine is "fs Been So Long' by a new group. Fire. Strike Concludes LOS ANGELES -The warehouse employes strike at Phonodisc's Sun Valley. Calif., depot ended Sunday (). An agreement was reached with the General Warehouse Union Local 98 ending the month -long walkout. Employes were back on the job Monday (4). South Carolina Coniinued. rum page 0 producers are not inclined to take risks with new and unproven material. "nstead. they turn to reviving proven successes. because there is little difficulty in soliciting private hackers. and there is the sure box - office of nostalgia seekers among older audiences. and the newer generation of theatregoers who may have heard of "My Fair Lady." "Fiddler On The Roof" or' Guys & Dolls." from their parents and whose interests may have been stimulated as a result." Fleisher and Baker cite "Chorus Line" as a classic example of a top - rate original production which could have been stalled on its launching pad for want of funds, had it not been for the courage and conviction of producer Joseph Papp who sustained it financially during its tricky tryouts. "That." they say. is the sort of theatre which desperately needs government help. and we are hoping that the move by the South Carolina State government in backing 'Green Pond' will play an important role in achieving this objective"

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80 ! OES THE DSTANCE. -lure of theyear Winner of three Academy Awards. An Original Motion Picture Score thats turned into one of the hottest albums of the year. Rocky. Featuring "Gonna Fly Now and "You Take My Heart Away.. Billboard* Cashbox: Q Record World: 0 HERE'S OUR - PUNCH: "Gonna Fly Now* (Theme from Rocky) Bill Conti UAXW 940 Y This one is selling in Detroit. Philadelphia. New York. and Kansas City and is the first version to go on major stations CKLW KQWB WVUD WBG WAVZ WMGC KBEQ WNG WORD WABB WCUE KERN = requests DON'T BE C(],7 ORGNAL MOTON PCTURE SCORE ROCP(Y MUSC BY BLL CONT ncluding: You Take My Heart Away Gonna Fly Now The Final Bell Fanfare For Rocky l -THESE ARE THE On United Artists Records and Tapes. "YouTake My Heart Away (.Love Theme from Rocky) DeEtta Little & Nelson Pigford UAXW 94 Y This one is selling in Philadelphia. New York and Detroit off of R &B airplay. R

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82 A B-00 With their first album, Stacked Deck, The Amazing Rhythm Aces turned a "Third Rate Romance" into a first rate hit. Second time out they were Too Stuffed To Jump and came up a Grammy winner for their single "The End s Not n Sight." And Rolling Stone called them "The finest rock band to emerge in years... as dazzlingly accomplished as they are unpretentious." Now the world is about to discover... Toucan Do t Too From The Amazing Rhythm Aces On ABC Records and GRT Tapes Produced by Barry "Byrd" Burton

83 86 Et Ma & Pa Shops Get Nod From New Roadshow Label NEW YORK - "Wc believe in taking full advantage of the ma and pa stores. We treat them the same way a major would treat a rackjohher," say Fred Frank and Sid Maurer. co-presidents of Roadshow Records. Roadshow. distnbuted by United Artists. is a new label. in business since November. But already it has had chart success with the LP "Enchantment" by the group of the same name. Previously Moondock. the production company formed by Frank and Maurer was instrumental in forming and promoting BT Express and Brass Construction. Roadshow provides its artists a full array of services. say the presidents. including promotion, sales, marketing. management and publicity. "We even buy their clothes for them." adds Maurer. Frank says the label's deal with UA gives it a measure of autonomy, with Roadshow initiating the first surge in the marketplace. A -man field staff. called "the dogs of war." concentrates on selected markets. For "Enchantment" the strategy was to go to the groups hometown. Detroit, and launch it from there. with the promotion people going to record stores, radio stations, discos and colleges in the area, backed up by spot advertising on radio. Continued from page 79 m"as music director. think we J should tone down what we play on the ai r. do not believe that cussing m goes with country music for young P.: ears to hear or to insult so many adults while enchanting so few.' (7; a Ray Hammons, music director at WLBB in Carrollton, Ga., says his audience doesn't complain about lyrics, but then again no song with any type of profanity is put on the air." Jay Albright, program director of KUZZ in Bakersfield, Calif.. says To key with the group's appearance on the "Soul Train" television program. Roadshow is sponsoring 0- second spots tagged to Record Shack commercials during the show in six markets. Roadshow and UA are also supplying retailers with posters of the group. as well as easel back versions of the jacket, stickers and streamers. Roadshow believes in having the group visit record stores. recently throwing a champagne party in two Los Angeles stores for the customers to coincide with the group's vcsit_ Among future projects for Roadshow is the recently released LP by a group called Morning. Noon & Night, which Roadshow is promoting primarily through disco play in markets. mostly on the East Coast. For an upcoming gospel LP by Shirely Ceasar, Roadshow is going to the ma and pa stores with its biggest push. "We don't like to overship on our release" says Frank. "We prefer to wait for the distributor to come back and reorder with us. That way it gets everybody more excited. "We don't build singles acts. We like to go in with an album concept, where the DJ can take the record and put on any cut and it sounds gam. Protest Dirty Songs nd Birthday For Vegas Jazz Group LAS VEGAS -The Las Vegas Jazz Society celebrates its second anniversary April with a concert headlining Herbie Hancock two days later. The gig will take place in the Fountain Room of the Tropicana Hotel on the Strip at 4 p.m. Admission is $.0 for members: $.0 for the public. Monk Montgomery. society president, and a committee are selecting a local group to work the celebration. Montgomery claims the organization has 00 members is planning to attend the Monterey Jazz festival in California in September and do a series of free concerts for local residents tied -in with the city of Las Vegas. A &M Execs Tour Continued from page 7 legation. which plans to hit three cities a day. The tnp concludes in Chicago on Friday () where Armatrading and the Brothers Johnson will be appearing in concert. BM/ Vs. Promoter Connnued from page 7 plaintiffs. along with composers Hermine Hamlin. Gerald Alston. Edward Bivens, Richard Taylor. Winifred Lovett and Kenneth Kelley. he's selecuvc in what he puts on the air. "so we really experience very few complaints regarding lyric content." William Burgess at WFV in Kissimmee. Fla., among the 00 plus broadcasters who had complaints about lyrics, remarks, "Kindly keep it country and keep it clean country. We have had many calls on suggestive records. which we don't normally play. but if it's borderline, then we pull it when we get complaints. But we don't play any with four -letter words." Mentioned frequently as getting listener complaints were "The Pill" by Loretta Lynn released more than a year ago and a recent record by Conway Twisty titled "We've Never Been This Far Before :' But. on the other hand Duug Collins at KDJW in Amarillo. Tex., says, " haven't received many complaints concerning country music. The only real hassle have ever received was on a Wynn Stewart record ''m Gonna Kill You.' That one brought in the calls." NewConsole Continued from page 6 The box carries a five -year warranty on all moving parts and requires no lubrication for five years. according to Rowe. Rowe says the CT -S is compatible with its NRD solid state 00-selection wallbox, an option introduced this year, and with a variety of accessories carried over from previous years, including Monitor bur- glar alarm, dollar bill acceptor and stacker, 0 -watt solid state auxiliary stereo amplifier, extension speakers, paging system, four -coin rejector, solid state printout money meter, non -pnntout money counter. remote volume control and cancel and Automix kit for intermixing 4 and 9, records. The CTl- S is one of a new generation of solid state boxes introduced by Rowe for 976. This year, Rowe says, is the first year of large -scale production of the solid state machines. Late General News nsidetrcack RSO Records and sland Records arc expected to confirm a merger of its field promotion staffs this week. While the two labels will remain autonomous they will work together in the promotion aspect of the operation only. sland recently signed a distribution deal with Phonodisc. Atlantic Record: game plan for regaining its dominant position in black music will he boosted b) the imminent return of Ra) Charles and the almost certain signing of the Temptations. And the search for topline black acts doesn't end there. s Tom Colley. long -time Mercury Southwest regional director and more recently Phonodisc Dallas branch manager, coming back to the wars as Pickwick Records' regional manager out of Dallas?... Carl Davis wants the world to be more aware of his new Chi -Sound label. The one -time Brunswick a &r biggie is taking a bus to seven U.S. cities so artists like Walter Jackson can meet and greet their public.... The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is headed for the Soviet Union, whose commissars in charge of rock reportedly dig their country music approach... Asleep At The Wheel received a commendation from the Smithsonian nstitution because of its country music roots... Ask Mora' Lathower, Casablanca Records' international topper. about his latest bout with U.S. customs, but don't expect a friendly answer... Motown has U.S. distribution for the top -selling French single. "Do t For Me" by Jennifer, which will be backed with Syreeta's "One To One," for a disco single... Los Angeles nternational, H &L and Brunswick /Dakar are now being distributed by Zamoiski Distributors. Baltimore.... David Cassidy married actress Ka) Lenz in Las Vegas Sunday ().... Composer /conductor John Green has resigned as president of the Young Musicians' Foundation. Los Angeles.... Lam' Rosmarin. 4, who had been ill for some time, died last week at his home in Houston. Rosmarin and his father started a record rackjobbing adjunct to their drug and cosmetic distribution business in the late '0s. He leaves his wife and two children. The original Rosmarin business was sold to National Tape, after which father and son formed Music Service, Houston. Record ndustry Record: Mathilde Cubumek ofmercury/phonogram's international department has been with the label continuously for almost 0 years in the Chicago home oilier... Artie Mogul! of UA feted by industryites at his 0th birthday last week... Will Haney Cooper add a &r duties to his marketing overseership now that Russ Regan has left 0th Century?... Alan Per - per, advertising major domo with J.L, Marsh, Slinneapolis, is rumored buying a ticket to L.A.. where he may wind up with WEA... Does the Casablanca Records' parking space behind Bogart's Block contain more expensive leased foreign curs per executive than any label in the business?... f American Can would withdraw its tender offer to buy all Pickwick nternational shares. would Amus and Dann) Heilicher come up with the scratch to make the control buy? The Ohio Players patted by producer Fred Williamson to appear in and do the original music for the soundtrack for a forthcoming flick "The Big Beat."... Jules Metamud in Los Angeles checking out job prospects... Johnny Pohl, pioneer in the one -stop field with his Original St. Louis One -Stop, is now running arcades around St Louis... FM radio promo chief Mike Klenfner exiting Arista to become executive vice president at Atlantic Records,'lis said. He takes key aide Perry Cooper with him... Apex Martin is closing the firm's New York office and Joe Martin is considering further retrenchment... Charles Fox scored and composed the title song for "Last Chance," is pilot, with Hal David's lyrics... Twenty authors of books on folk, bluegrass, country and blues, published by Oak Publications, perform Saturday (6) at Berklee, Boston. The Amazing Rhythm Aces were honored dunng the week of April 4 in their home base of Memphis with presentations. proclamations and a key to the city. Execulive Turnloble Continued from page 4 Generation... Barry Bergman promoted to vice president /professional manager of Edward B. Marks Music Corp., New York. He was director of promotional activities... Bill Elson named vice president of the A.T.. booking agency. New York. He comes from Premier Talent... Bruce Palley joins the Leber -Krebs organization as director of Finance, New York. He was tour accountant for Aerosmith... an Copeland has joined Paragon Agency. Macon. Ga.. as special assistant to the president for foreign clients and West Coast coordination... At Cream Records and its associate Churn. Butter and East Memphis Music publishing firms, Los Angeles. Pam Shira joins as publishing administrator, Elaine Bokhiai publishing administrative assistant Andy Zane general professional manager, Greg Gayton promotion and Nina Carlin marketing Electric Factory Concerts. Philadelphia, Marie Langner named publicity director and Larry Abeam as director of advertising and promotion. Proclaimed "Amazing Rhythm Aces Week" h) Johnny Phillips. president of the Memphis chapter.4 NARAS. the week's activities kicked off with present. lions from Mayor Wyeth Chandler. who recognized the group's outstanding achievement in the music industq and presented the group with its Grammy, awarded fo ; the single "The End s Not n Sight." as well as a key u } the city. Other activities during the week included the hand' appearance on WREG -TV's "Good Morning Mem phis." a picnic hosted by ABC Records and Phillip Recording Studios at the Bella Vista Country Club ant the Amazing Rhythm Aces' convert salute to Memphis a the Dixon Meyer Auditorium. Republic Records has reached agreement with RCA Canada for distribution of all Republic produc throughout the Canadian provinces. Another pact has been reached with London Records for worldwide distribution of Republic product. except the U.S. and Can+ ads. Meanwhile. Dave Burgess, Republic vice president, notes that a subpuhlishing agreement has been reached with Sunbury- Dunbar of Canada for Singletree Mu its affiliates, and the Gene Autry Golden West Mel catalog and affiliated publishing companies. Merle Haggard, Brenda Lee and Mickey Newbury wifl perform at the Nashville Songwriters Assn.. lntef national benefit show. April 7. Proceeds from the S.4 and S7 tickets will be used to kickoff fund -raising efforts for the organization's Hall of Fame. A- full -sized cigar. wrapped with specially prepared eti gar bands. and other surprises will accompany promotional copies of the Billion Dollar Babies LP and single, shipping this week. The LP, "Battle Axe." from Alice Cooper's old backup band. will also benefit from a marketing program P dot is planning to support its April releases... A bailor] pact between the Big Boss label and ntern Record Distributing Associates will back a new L Roy Willing and the original Riders of the Purge The New York chapter of NARAS hosts an even' live music for members and friends at the Ste Manhattan Monday 8. Featured are the Uni; Bridgeport Jazz Ensemble and the Univ. of New H shire Jazz Band. An all -girl band will perform duri social hour. Kiss lugging 0 scribes on its current Japanese tr cost of 8,000 per head. An American breakfasts Tokyo hotel runs $. And you think coffee is high -, U.S.?... Stanley Clarke producing the new Roy cbanan album with Steve Cropper sitting in amon other name guitars... Beastial promotion: Col herded pigs, sheep and other animals up Sixth A Central Park to hype the current Pink Floyd packag Grover Washington was feted by his hometown delphia Friday () for his philanthropic effort- íncl high school jazz workshops and prison concerts there The lead instrument on "Jam On The Groove," Ralph McDonald's new single on Marlin, is a baby's by has" mer... ndependent label distributors mingled with the new wave punk rock denizens at a recent Amerama Rieords soiree in New York. Jim Schwartz and Aubrey Moore, Schwartz Bros.. Washington, D.C.: Len RakliE Universal, Philadelphia: Joe Simone, Progress of Clot. land and soon -to -come Chicago: Man Ginsburg, Aquarius, Hartford: and Jerry Winston and Joe Grippe. Malveene, New York. met David Johannsson of the Nee York Dolls; Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones, Pad Zone, Ham Toledo and rag 'n' roll chanteuse Cathy Chamberlin. Then they partied at Max's Kansas City, where Dorian was performing. Neil Diamond's Feb. "Love At The Greek" to vision special was rerun in Chicago Tuesday (8) in special Advent Vidcobeam screening. The private sh ing, hosted by CBS Records at the Greek slands resta. rant, launched a month -long LP promotion effort tieing' CBS with Chicago area Datsun dealers. $,08 Daily Sheet Sales n 7 Stores LOS ANGELES -Sheet music and folio sales averaged S,08.8. day in the seven Wallichs Music City stores from March 8 to March 6 These figures came from the Federal Bankruptcy Court dossier filed by the firm in its pending petition for bankruptcy (Billboard, Match 9, 977). From March 8 so 6, the petitions filed a running report of total gran for the sagging long -time retail chain, which had to include sheet music /folio business, because it is done through a concessionaire. Pacific Coast Music.

84 Rolling Stone's Comeback Artist of 976, Brian Wilson, (with brothers, cousin and friend) follows Big Ones with 4 new ones on the new Beach Boys album... THE BEACH BOYS LOVE YOU. t's a new creative peak for The First Family of American Pop Music. t's produced by Brian Wilson. t's on Brother /Reprise Records and Tapes. MSK 8

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