TAND DEPARiletA; - World Radio History

TAND DEPARiletA; - World Radio History

    MAR 3
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     PUeLtU LleMARY OF

TAND DEPARiletA; - World Radio History
                                   BELL &JAM

                                  When your songs are
        recorded by the Spinners, the O'Jays, MFSB,
Elton John and L.T.D. before your own first single is
released you know you've got something.
That something is the hit album "Bell &James"and the hit
single "Livid It Up (Friday Night):'

                                                      (Friday Night)"oM:oss

From the album Bell &James"                                                                                                      RECORDS
Produced by LeRoy Bell & Casey James. Executive Producer: Thom Bell.          1979   A&M   Records, Inc.   All Right, Rc,r«c,i

TAND DEPARiletA; - World Radio History
VOLUME XL     -     NUMBER 42    -     March   3, 1979


                                                                                                      COSH BOX
   President and Publisher

   Vice President and General Manager                   EDITORIAL                        The Continuing Evolution Of Jazz
   CHUCK MEYER                                             Jazz music. Once considered only for eclectic                    Heavy financial commitments to jazz acts as well
   Director of Marketing
                                                        tastes, jazz has grown into big business, with                    as underlying support from label executives have
   Editor In Chief                                      separate marketing and promotion departments at                   helped to elevate jazz to a new status within the
   J.B. CARMICLE                                        many record companies.                                            industry.
   General Manager, East Coast                             As the music has evolved, so has its audience.                    The problems that face the marketing of jazz have
   Director. Nashville
                                                        The contemporary style of jazz, often labeled fusion,             not changed, although they have lessened. There
   East Coast Editorial
                                                        has drawn many hardcore rock aficionados into its                 are still only a handful of jazz radio stations. The in-
   KEN TERRY, East Coast Editor
                                                        web. And the long-time jazz buyers remain some of                 herent problem is that the stations are exposing
                                                        the most loyal music fans around.                                 product, but largely in light rotation. Hopefully, both
   West Coast Editorial
                                                           These changes have been both the result and the                the number of commercial stations will expand and
   ALAN SUTTON, West Coast Editor
                                                        catalyst in new marketing approaches to jazz. As                  heavier rotation will come about.
   COOKIE AMERSON           -
                 DALE KAWASHIMA
                      MARC CETNER
                                                        radio airplay has expanded along with the utilization                The Cash Box International Jazz Guide, which is
   MICHAEL GLYNN                                        of in-store displays at retail, the jazz artist and his           enclosed in this ssue, is not only to be read, but to
   Research                                             music are not pigeonholed in the coffee house any                 be used.
   KEN KIRKWOOD, Manager
   BILL FEASTER LEN CHODOSH                             longer.
   JACK CHIPMAN           -
                 SEAN THOMAS
                 MARTIN SOBOL                                                                                                               X
   Nashville Editorial/Research
   Art Director
                                                               NEWS                                    HIGH LIGHTS
   Circulation                                                           Bee Gees' "Spirits Having Flown" LP boosts retail activity despite
                                                                         bad weather (page 7).
  1775 Broadway. N.Y.. N.Y. 10019
  Phone: (212) 586-2640
                                                                         New wave sound gives rock radio a shot in the arm (page 7).
  Cable Address: Cash Box NY
  Telex: 666123                                                          ASCAP income jumps 14% in 1978 (page 7).
  6363 Sunset Blvd. (Suite 930)
  Hollywood, Ca. 90028
  Phone: (213) 464-8241
                                                                         David Geffen returns to record industry as WCI consultant -
  NASHVILLE                                                              advisor (page 7).
  21 Music Circle East. Nashville, Tenn. 37203
  Phone: (615) 244-2898
  CHICAGO                                                                Dan Hill, Anne Murray and Rush are the leading nominees in the
  CAMILLE COMPASIO, Coin Machine, Mgr.
  1424 S. 61st Ct.. Cicero IL 60650                                      Canadian Juno Music Awards (page 10).
  Phone: (312) 863-7440
                                                                         Bob Welch's "Three Hearts" and Judy Collins' "Hard Times For
  4201 Massachusetts Ave., NW
  Washington. D.C. 20016                                                 Lovers" are top Album Picks of the week (page 15).
  Director Of European Operations
                                                                         The Pointer Sisters' "Happiness" and McGuinn, Clark &
                JON DONALDSON                                            Hillman's "Don't You Write Her Off" are the top Singles Picks of
  25 Denmark St., London WC 2
  Phone: 01-836-1362/01-836-4188
                                                                         the week (page 20).
  ARGENTINA          -
                  MIGUEL SMIRNOFF
  Belgrano 3252, Piso 4 "8"
  Buenos Aires. Argentina
  Phone: 89-6796                                                                              TOP POP DEBUTS
                                                                                                COMES THE NIGHT -             - Caribou/Warner
  Av. Rio Branco. 156 Sala 627
  Rio de Janeiro RJ
   Phone: 231-3231
                                                               SINGLES                  82    HERE                             Beach Boys                     Bros.

                                                                                                  HARRISON - George Harrison -
  Cable: COPIGAN
   56 Brown's Line
                                                               ALBUMS                   81    GEORGE                                Horse   Dark
  Toronto, Ontario. Canada M8W 359
   Phone: (416) 251-1283
                                                               POP SINGLE                                                                                POP ALBUM
  P.O. Box 7485
   100 JL
  Amsterdam, Holland
  Phone: 020-767472                                            DA YA THINK I'M SEXY
                                                                                                     NUMBER                                         SPIRITS HAVING FLOWN
  ITALY  -  GUIDO HARARI                                            Rod Stewart                                                                          The Bee Gees

  via Forze Armate. 260 (II C)                                     Warner Bros.                                                                                 RSO
  20152 Milan. Italy
  Phone: 02-45-65-065
  AUSTRALIA          -
                   JOCK VEITCH
  4/58 Ramsgate Avenue
  Bondi. Sydney, NSW Australia
                                                                R&B SINGLE                                                                                R&B ALBUM
  JAPAN   -  Adv. Mgr., SACHIO SAITO
  Editorial Mgr., FUMIYO TACHIBANA
                                                              BUSTIN' LOOSE PART    1
                                                                                                                                                               2 HOT!
  3rd Floor of Chuo-Tatemono bldg.                              Chuck Brown & The                                                                          Peaches & Herb
  2-chome. 11-1, Shinbashi. Minato-ku,                            Soul Searchers                                                                              Polydor
  Tokyo Japan. 105
  Phone: 504-1651                                                  Source/MCA
  262 bis Rue des Pyrenees
  Paris. France 75020
  Phone: 361-8534
                                                         COUNTRY SINGLE                                                                            COUNTRY ALBUM
  Telex: 612787F
  Herzog Rudolf Str. 3
                       GERHARD AUGUSTIN
                                                            BACK ON MY MIND AGAIN/
                                                                SANTA BARBARA
                                                                                                                                                           THE GAMBLER
                                                                                                                                                            Kenny Rogers
  8 Munich 22                                                     Ronnie Milsap
  Phone: 221363                                                        RCA                                                                                  United Artists
  Telex: 5-29378

  SUBSCRIPTION RATES $80 per year anywhere in
the U.S.A. Published weekly by CASH BOX. 1775
                                                                     JAZZ                                                                                   DISCO
Broadway. New York. N.Y. 10019. Printed in the
U.S.A. Second class postage paid at New York, N.Y.,                 TOUCHDOWN                                                                           DA YA THINK I'M SEXY
and additional mailing offices. Copyright 1979 by the
Cash Box Publishing Co., Inc. All rights reserved                    Bob James                                                                               Rod Stewart
Copyright under Universal Copyright Convention.                  Tappan Zee/Columbia                                                                        Warner Bros.
POSTMASTER: Send form 3579 to CASH BOX, 1775                                                                   Ronnie Milsap
Broadway. New York. N.Y. 10019.

                                                                                                                    fg.      79     9195           14

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                                                                                                                         March        3,


                                                                                 Weeks                                                                                            Weeks
                                                                                   On                                                                                              On                                                                                     On
                                                                     2/24         Chan                                                                                    2/24    Chart                                                                        2/24      Chart

            1   DA YA THINK I'M SEXY*                                                                     36 LIVIN' IT UP (FRIDAY                                                                68 GET DOWN
                                                                                                                                                                                                               GENE CHANDLER (20th Century TC 2386)                50     13
                     ROD STEWART (Warner Bros. WBS 8724)                           11                           NIGHT)*


                     WILL SURVIVE                                                                                                    BELL    &    JAMES (A&M 2069)          42      6            69 FOUR STRONG WINDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               NEIL YOUNG
                        GLORIA GAYNOR (Polydor PD 14508)                     3     11                     37 "I WAS MADE FOR
            3   FIRE                                                                                            DANCIN'     "*
                                                                                                                LEIF GARRETT (Scotti Bros./Atlantic SB 403)                 22     18            70       I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Reprise/Warner Bros. RPS 1396)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               GOT MY MIND MADE UP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   71       4

                             POINTER SISTERS (Planet P-45901)                2     17

            4 A       LITTLE MORE LOVE                                                                    38 EVERY 1'S A                   WINNER*                                                            (YOU CAN GET IT GIRL)*
                                                                                                                       HOT CHOCOLATE (Infinity INF 50002)                   28     17                             INSTANT FUNK (Salsoul/RCA S            2078)     84       2
                         OLIVIA NEWTON -JOHN (MCA 40975)                     4     15
                                                                                                          39 PRECIOUS LOVE                                                                       71 ROXANNE
                HEAVEN KNOWS*                                                                                                      BOB WELCH (Capitol P-4685)               47      4                                                  POLICE (A&M 2096-S)         80       4
                         DONNA SUMMER WITH BROOKLYN
                             DREAMS (Casablanca NB 959)                      7       8
                                                                                                          40 SEPTEMBER                                                                           72 SINNER                   MAN*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SARA DASH (Kirshner/CBS ZS8 4278)               75       4
            6   Y.M.C.A.*                                                                                                                     EARTH, WIND      &
                                                                                                                                           (ARC/Columbia 3-10854)
                                                                                                                                                                            35     16            73 IT HURTS SO BAD
                       VILLAGE PEOPLE (Casablanca NB 945)                    6     20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KIM CARNES (EMI America P-8011)              76       3
                SHAKE YOUR                        GROOVE                                                  41    HOLD THE LINE
                 THING                                                                                                                 TOTO (Columbia 3-10830)              36     22                     I'M NOT GONNA CRY
                PEACHES          &   HERB (MVP/Polydor PD -14514)            9     13                     42 EVERY WHICH WAY BUT                                                                           ANYMORE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NANCY BROOKS (Arista AS 0385)               85       3
                TRAGEDY                                                                                         LOOSE
                                            BEE GEES (RSO RS918)         11          4                                     EDDIE RABBITT (Elektra E-45554)                  49       7           75 DON'T HOLD BACK
                                                                                                                                           LOVE YOU                                                                                CHANSON (Ariola 7717)           46      18
            9 LE       FREAK*                                                                             43 GOODBYE,                  I
                                                  CHIC (Atlantic 3519)       5     19                                                      FIREFALL (Atlantic 3544)         44       7                    STAY THE NIGHT

                WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES

                 DON'T CRY OUT LOUD
                                                DOOBIE BROTHERS
                                            (Warner Bros. WBS 8725)      15          6
                                                                                                          44 STORMY
                                                                                                                                   SANTANA (Columbia 3-10873)

                                                                                                                                                 (Casablanca NB 956)


                                                                                                                                                                                                8             THE FARAGHER BROS. (Polydor PD 14533)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              BLOW AWAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   GEORGE HARRISON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Dark Horse/Warner Bros. DRC 8763)



                        MELISSA MANCHESTER (Arista 0373)                 12        17
                                                                                                          4     BUSTIN' LOOSE*                                                                    78 BABY I'M         BURNIN'*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DOLLY PARTON (RCA JR 11420)                     52      12
           12 TOO MUCH HEAVEN                                                                                   CHUCK BROWN           &    THE SOUL SEARCHERS
                                            BEE GEES (RSO RS 913)            8     16                                                  (Source/MCA SOR -40967)              55       5                        OH HONEY*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Shadybrook SB -1048)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DELEGATION                                     89       6
           13 THE GAMBLER                                                                                 47 YOU STEPPED INTO MY
                         KENNY ROGERS (United Artists 1250)              13        16                           LIFE*                                                                             80 TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
                                                                                                                                  MELBA MOORE (Epic 8-50600)                48      12                            THE TALKING HEADS (Sire/WBS 1031)                57      18
                WHAT YOU WON'T DO FOR
                LOVE                                                                                            HE'S THE GREATEST                                                                 81          BABY,     I    NEED YOUR LOVIN'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ERIC CARMEN (Arista AS 0384)           60       6
                     BOBBY CALDWELL (Clouds/TK CLO 11-A)                 18        12                           DANCER*
                 NO TELL LOVER                                                                                      SISTER SLEDGE (Cotillion/Atlantic 44245)                56       5                    HERE COMES THE NIGHT*
                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE BEACH BOYS (Caribou/CBS ZS8
                                      CHICAGO (Columbia 3-10808)         17         11                    49 HAVEN'T STOPPED
                 SULTANS OF SWING                                                                               DANCING YET                                                                       83 YOU MAKE ME FEEL
                      DIRE STRAITS (Warner Bros. WBS 8736)               21             5                                            GONZALEZ (Capitol P-4647)              54       7                        (MIGHTY REAL)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SYLVESTER (Fantasy       F   -846 -A -M)   53      10
           17 SHAKE IT                                                                                    50 HEART OF                 GLASS*
                              IAN MATTHEWS (Mushroom 7039)               10         15                                            BLONDIE (Chrysalis CHS 2295)              63       4            84 RUN HOME GIRL
           16' DANCIN' SHOES
           19    BLUE MORNING, BLUE DAY
                                       NIGEL OLSSON (Bang B-740)         20         13
                                                                                                          51    DOG & BUTTERFLY
                                                                                                          52 MY LIFE
                                                                                                                                   HEART (Portrait/CBS 6-70025)             59       5           5 HEARTACHES                          SAD CAFE (A&M 2111)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BTO (Mercury 740461
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   87          5

                                         FOREIGNER (Atlantic 3543)       19         11                                            BILLY JOEL (Columbia 3-10853)             40      18            86 WHEELS OF LIFE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               GINO VANNELLI (A&M 2114)
                 EVERY TIME                   I   THINK OF                                                53 TAKE ME HOME

                                                                                                                                                                                                  87 RUBBER BISCUIT
                                 THE BABYS (Chrysalis CHS 2279)          23         10                    54    I   WANT YOUR LOVE*
                                                                                                                                      CHER (Casablanca NB 965)              61       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BLUES BROTHERS (Atlantic 3564)              -           1

                 CRAZY LOVE                                                                                                                       CHIC (Atlantic 3557)       66      4            88 MAKE IT LAST
                                                                                                                                                                                                              BROOKLYN DREAMS (Casablanca NB 962)

         3                                                                                                      I'LL SUPPLY THE LOVE
                                                   POCO (ABC 12439)      24             8

                 LADY                                                                                                                  TOTO (Columbia 3-10898)               64      4            89 OUR LOVE IS INSANE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DESMOND CHILD AND ROUGE
                         LITTLE RIVER BAND (Capitol P-4667)              25             8
                                                                                                          56 DANCING IN THE CITY                                                                                                        (Capitol P-4669)           96          2
                                                                                                                                  MARSHALL HAIN (Harvest 4748)               45     13
           23 LOTTA LOVE
                                                NICOLETTE LARSON                                          57 SING FOR THE DAY                                                                     90 NEW YORK GROOVE
                                            (Warner Bros. WBS 8664)          14     15                                                            STYX (A&M 2110-S)          41     10                                ACE FREHLEY (Casablanca NB 941)              79      21

                 I   DON'T KNOW IF IT'S                                                                   58    SUPERMAN*                                                                         91 LOVE         DON'T LIVE HERE
                     RIGHT*                                                                                                         HERBIE MANN (Atlantic 3547)              62      6
                                      EVELYN "CHAMPAGNE" KING                                                   NOW THAT WE FOUND
                                                 (RCA PB 11386)          27         10                                                                                                                                ROSE ROYCE (Whitfield/WBS 8712)              58      16
           20    BIG SHOT
                                     BILLY JOEL (Columbia 3-10913)       30             4
                                                                                                                                                 THIRD WORLD                                      92IGOTORIO
                                                                                                                                                                                                           PABLO CRUISE (A&M 2112)                                 78           7
                                                                                                                                    (Island/Warner Bros. IS 8663)            72      5

           26 SOUL MAN
                         BLUES BROTHERS (Atlantic A-36122)                   16     13
                                                                                                          60 KEEP ON                 DANCIN'*                                                     93 DON'T STOP ME NOW
                                                                                                                     GARY'S GANG (Sam/Columbia 3-10884)                      68      3                                             QUEEN (Elektra E-46008)         77           4

                 I   JUST FALL IN LOVE AGAIN                                                              61    SURVIVOR
                                     ANNE MURRAY (Capitol P-4675)        31             7                                                        CINDY BULLENS                                    94 SOUVENIRS
                                                                                                                                     (United Artists UA -X 1261-Y)                                                                VOYAGE (Marlin/TK 3330)          97           3
                 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS                                                                                                                                       67         5

                             NEIL DIAMOND (Columbia 3-10897)             32             6
                                                                                                          62 JUST ONE LOOK                                                                        95 LOVE STRUCK
                                                                                                                       LINDA RONSTADT (Asylum               E -46011-A)      70
           29 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT                                                                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                STONEBOLT (Parachute/Casablanca 522)               98          2
                              BARRY MANILOW (Arista AS 0382)                 26     12                    63 ALL THE TIME IN THE
           30 SONG ON THE RADIO                                                                                     WORLD                                                                         96 CAN YOU READ MY MIND
                                      AL STEWART (Arista AS 0389)            34         6                                             DR. HOOK (Capitol P-4677)              65         5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     McGOVERN       MAUREEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (Warner/Curb WBS 8750)            -           1

           31    MUSIC BOX DANCER                                                                         64 SHAKE YOUR BODY (DOWN
                                 FRANK MILLS (Polydor PD 14517)              37         6
                                                                                                             TO THE GROUND)                                                                       97 ROLLER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 APRIL WINE (Capitol 4660)
    CO     32 KNOCK ON WOOD
                                        AMII STEWART (Ariola 7736)           39
                                                                                                                                  THE JACKSONS (Epic 8-50656)                73         3
                                                                                                          65 WATCH OUT FOR LUCY                                                                   98 HOME AND DRY
           33 STUMBLIN' IN                                                                                          ERIC CLAPTON & HIS BAND (RSO RS 910)                     74         3                                                 GERRY RAFFERTY
                            SUZI QUATRO AND CHRIS NORMAN                                                                                                                                                                           (United Artists UAX 1266)       82
                                              (RSO RS 917)                   38         6
                                                                                                          66 CONTACT
                                                                                                                                                EDWIN STARR
                                                                                                                                                                                                  99 LAZY EYES
            34 GOT TO BE                    REAL*
                              CHERYL LYNN (Columbia 3-10808)                 29     16
                                                                                                          67 LOVE BALLAD
                                                                                                                              (20th Century-Fox/RCA TC 2396)                 69         5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           T.M.G. (Atco 7096)       -           1

            35 MAYBE I'M A FOOL                                                                                                                  GEORGE BENSON
                                                                                                                                           (Warner Bros. WBS 8759)           83
                                                                                                                                                                                                 100 YOU CAN DO                     IT*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DOBIE GRAY (Infinity INF-50,003)        81          7
                                 EDDIE MONEY (Columbia 3-10900)              43         6                                                                                               2

                                                         ALPHABETIZED TOP 100 SINGLES (INCLUDING PUBLISHERS AND LICENSEES)
A                      - -
  Little 'John Farrar/Irving     BMI)                            Haven't Stopped (Buckwheat Old Eye
                                                                                                      -         -
                                                                                                              ASCAP) 49                     Le Freak (Chic    - BMI)                                          Shake Your Body (Peacock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --      BMI)

                                                             4                                                                .                                                                       9                                                                    64
All The Time (Deb Dave/Evil Eye        BMI)                 63                                                                              Livin' It Up (Mighty Three                                        Shake Your (Perren-Vibes
Baby (Velvet Apple   - -
Baby, I Need (Stone Agate
                                                                 Heartaches (Turnup Music
                                                                 Heart Of Glass (Rare Blue/Monster
                                                                                                                       50                  Lotta Love (Sliver Fiddle
                                                                                                                                                                                                  23          Sing For (Almo/Stygian--      ASCAP)

                     - --                                                                       - -
                                                                            Knows            Music/Say        BMI)                         Love Ballad (Unichappell                                           Sinner Man (Don Kirshner
                                                                                                                                                            12th/Werner-Tamerlane -
                                                                                                       Yes                                                                                                                                  BMI)
Big Shot (Impulsive/April
Blow Away (Ganga        BMI)
                                                                 Here Comes (Irving
                                                                                             BMI)                      82
                                                                                                                                           Love Don't (May
                                                                                                                                                                                                  91          Somewhere (Irving/Randor-       BMI)

Blue Morning (Somerset/WB
                          -         BMI)
                                                                 He's The Greatest (Chic
                                                                 Hold The Line (Hudmar
                                                                                                                                           Love Struck
                                                                                                                                           Make It Last
                                                                                                                                                        (Starrin/Ricks -

                                                                                                                                                             (Gra(onca/Island -
                                                                                                                                                                               BMI)               95
                                                                                                                                                                                                  88          Soul Man (Walden/Blydees--
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Song On The Radio (d(m/Frab(ous/Approximate)
Bustin Loose (Nouveau/Accent          BMI)
                                          -                 46   Home And Dry (Hudson Bay             BMI)             98                  Maybe I'm A Fool
                                                                                                                                                                            -     BMI)            35
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Souvenirs (Sirocco/Radmus        ASCAP)                      94

                      ---                                                                                                                                                                                                        -
Can You Read (Warner -Tamerlane          BMI)               96     Don't Know (Six Continents/                                             Music Box Dancer (Unichappell                                      Stay The Night (Faraflap
                                                                                                                                                   (Impulsive/April -
                                                                                                                                                                              BMI)                                                         BMI)                            76
Chase (Gold Horizon        BMI)                             45

                                                                      Mills And Mills       -                       - -24                  My Life                    ASCAP)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stormy (Low -Sal    BMI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -- -
                                                                                          BMI)                                                                                                    52                                                                       44
Contact (ATV/Zonal        BMI)                              66     Go To Rio (Irving/Woolnough Jemana          BMI)                        New York Groove (Russell                                           Stumblin' In (Chinnlchap/Careers
Crazy Lova (Plrooting      ASCAP)
Da Ya Think (Rive/WB/Nita-Stalk         -                   21

                                                                 I Got My Mind (Lucky Three/Henry Suemay
                                                                   Just Fall (Peso/Hobby Horse/Cotton
                                                                                                                   BMI)70                    April- (Com/Street Ballard/
                                                                                                                                                     ASCAP)                                       90          Sultans (Straitjacket/Aimo    ASCAP)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BMI)                   33

Dancin' Shoes (Canal    -- BMI)
                                        ASCAP)               1   I

                                                                      Pickin' Songs         --
                                                                                                                                           No Tell Lover
                                                                                                                                                           -            Sense/                                Superman (Peer International

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -- -
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Survivor (Gooserock/Fleur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BMI)                       58

Dancing (No Licensee
Dog & Butterfly
                                                            56   I'll Supply (Hudmar         ASCAP)
                                                                                                                                             Polish Prince    ASCAP)
                                                                                                                                           Now That We Found (Mighty Three
                                                                                                                                           Oh Honey (Screen Gems/EMI      -    -  BMI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  59          Take Me Home (Rick's
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Take Me (Jec/AI Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BMI)                          61

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - - -
                                                            51   I'm Not Gonna (Mandy          ASCAP)                  74                                                    BMI)                                                         BMI)

                                                                                                      ---                                              (Desmobile/Managed -
                                                                                                                                                                                                  79                                                                       80

Don't Cry Out (Irving/Woolnough/Jemava/                          It Hurts (Alma/Brown/Quixotic         ASCAP)          73                  Our Love Is
                                                                                                                                                          (Glenwood/Cigar -
                                                                                                                                                                                ASCAP)            89          The Gambler (Writers Night      ASCAP)                       13

   Unichappell/Begonla BMI)                                        Want Your (Chic/Cotillion                                               Precious Love                                                      Too Much (Unicef

                                                                                                                                                            - -
                                                            11   I                                  BMI)               54                                                     ASCAP)              39                                BMI)                                   12
Don't Hold (Kichelle/Jamerson/Cos-K         ASCAP)          75     Was Made (Michael's/Scot Tone           ASCAP)                          Roller (Goody Two Tunes      BMI)                                  Tragedy (Stigwood/Unichappell

Every l's A (Finchley  - -
Don't Stop Me (Queen/Beechwood
                                          BMI)              93

                                                                 I Will Survive (Perren-Vibes
                                                                 Just One Look (Premier           -- ASCAP)
                                                                                                                         2                 Roxanne (Virgin     ASCAP)
                                                                                                                                           Rubber Biscuit (Abram R. Levy & Father-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              What A Fool (Snug    -     -
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Watch Out (Stigwood/Unichappell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BMI/Milk Money

Every Time (X-Ray/Jacon         BMI)
Every Which Way (Peso/Werner Tamerlane/
                                                            20   Keep On Dancin'

                                                                                                                       60                  Run Home Girl (Man -ken
                                                                                                                                           September (Saggifire   -    -
                                                                                                                                                                                       BMI)       87
                                                                                                                                                                                                  84          What You Won't Do. For Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Sheryln/Lindseyanne     --

   Malkyle -   BMI)
Fire (Bruce Springsteen      -ASCAP)
                                                                 Knock On Wood (East Memphis
                                                                 Lady (Screen Gems -EMI
                                                                                      Marks      --
                                                                                                         BMI)          32
                                                                                                                       22                    Steelchest - ASCAP)
                                                                                                                                           Shake It (Steamed Clam    -                            40          Wheels Of Life (Almo/Give
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Y.M.C.A. (Greenlight   -

Forever In Blue Jeans (Stoneridge
                                 -        -
                                         ASCAP) ...
                                                                  Lazy   Eyes  (E.B.           BMI)                    99                                                    BMI)                 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                              You Can Do It (American Dream Bien/

Four Strong (Warner Bros.        ASCAP)
                                           -                69
                                                                                                          *     12" Available For Sale                                                                          Top Of Town/Sands       ASCAP)                           100

Goodbye (Stephen Stills      - -
Get Down (Gaetano/Cachand/Cassi

Got To Be Real (Butterfly/Bong
                                          BMI)              68
                                                                                                                                                                                                              You Make Me Feel (Beekeeper/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Typsyl -  ASCAP)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              You Stepped (Stigwood/Unichappell        -                   83

   BMI/Hudmen/Cotaba ASCAP)  -                              34
                                                                         =       Exceptionally heavy radio activity this week                          Exceptionally heavy sales aetivlty this week                                                    BMI)                47

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                    KAYAK LIGHTS THE WAY

                                   'KEEP THE
                              FROM THEIR ALBUM
                            PHANTOM OF THE NIGHT

                                                  RECORDS & TAPES
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                    WANNA WRITE YOU A LOVE SONG
                                                        Music: (David Oliver)
                                                Words. (Michael Gradney/David
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    David Olivem giant new single,                                                                                                                              DAVID
  "Manna Write You A Love Song;                                                                                                                                OL I VER
   is slaying 'em on these stations:                                                                                                                           rp a g i c
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                   KDAY                          OK -100                     WBUL                     WESL
                   WSID                          WWIN                        KAPE                     WOKJ
                   WBLX                          WEAA                        WDAS                     WABQ
                   WEDR                           WEUP                       WOKS                     WNOV
                   WPDQ                           WRBD                       WGOK                     WIGO
                                                  KVOV                       WBOK

                   And on these charts:
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                                                                                                        Bee Gees' `Spirits' Boosting
                                                                                                        Retail Activity, Weather Hurts
                                                                                                                     by Joey Berlin                         load, along with Rod Stewart," says David
                                                                                                        LOS ANGELES      - The Bee Gees' "Spirits
                                                                                                        Having Flown" is proving to be a much -
                                                                                                                                                            Lieberman, president of Lieberman Enter-
                                                                                                                                                            prises, the nation's third largest rackjob-
                                                                                                                                                            ber. "A hot winter release can grab as much
                                                                                                        needed shot in the arm according to most
                                                                                                                                                            as 30 to 40 percent of sales at some loca-
                                                                                                        record retailers around the country. RSO
                                                                                                                                                            tions because of the relatively light com-
                                                                                                        released the LP Jan. 24, despite the fact
                                                                                                       that such superstar albums are rarely put
                                                                                                                                                               Lieberman points to "Saturday Night
                                                                                                       out during the winter months.
                                                                                                                                                           Fever," "Boston" and "A Star Is Born" as
                                                                                                          The quick flight of "Spirits Having Flown"
                                                                                                                                                           examples of multi -million selling albums
                                                                                                       to the top of the chart came during a period
                                                                                                                                                           which built up momentum during the light-
                                                                                                       when many eastern and midwestern record
                                                                                                                                                           release winter months.
                                                                                                       outlets were shuttered due to a series of
                                                                                                                                                               "Manufacturers should convince artists
                                                                                                       snowstorms. But when the stores were able
                                                                                                                                                           and managers that if an album can't get out
                                                                                                       to do business, the record retailer's need
  FIREFALL PLATINUM          -   Atlantic recording group Firetall recently received platinum
  discs for their album, "Elan." Shown at the presentation are (l -r): Perry Cooper, director of
                                                                                                       for major releases was reflected in the Bee
                                                                                                       Gees' jump to the #1 bullet position on the
                                                                                                                                                           by October, or November 1st at the latest,
                                                                                                                                                           it's better to stand tall by yourself in January
                                                                                                                                                           and February," Lieberman says. "It's nice to
  artist relations for Atlantic; Michael Clarke of Fire fall; Tom Dowd, vice president of Atlantic;    Cash Box Top 200 Albums chart in just two
                                                                                                                                                           be hot at Christmas, but if you have to
  guest percussionist Joe Lala; Jock Bartley of Fire fall (partially hidden); producer Ron             weeks.
                                                                                                                                                           release on Nov. 15 it's not the best
  Albert; Rick Roberts of Fire fall; Mark Andes of Fire fall (partially hidden); producer Howard          "We're starving for hot product right now        marketing plan."
  Albert; Mick Schneider, Fire fall's business manager; David Muse of Fire fall; Michael               and the Bee Gees album has come out at a
                                                                                                                                                               "Spirits Having Flown" is also bringing
  Klenfner, senior vice president of Atlantic; and Jerry Greenberg, president of Atlantic.             time when we really need it to carry the
                                                                                                                                                           people into the record department at Kor-
                                                                                                                                                           vettes, according to Dave Rothfeld, vice
  Rock Radio Benefits From Emergence Of                                                                                                                    president of records and books merchan-
                                                                                                                                                           dising. Rothfeld says that January is nor-

  A Commercially Viable New Wave Sound                                                                                                                      mally Korvettes' second best month,
                                                                                                                                                           despite the traditional dearth of strong
                                                                                                                                                                                       (continued on page 40)
                by Leo Sacks                           able chunk of new wave music that makes         R&B to it, and that gives it real ethnic cross-
  NEW YORK     -At a time when disco seems
  to many observers to be the coming thing in
                                                       for good rock and roll. We wanted to create
                                                       a format that you can dance to, just as you
                                                                                                       over. Any rock station that's got its head on
                                                                                                       straight has got to start rolling a little more     Geffen Rejoins
                                                       can to KTU. It was time to show people who
  radio, progressive stations across the
  country are challenging the disco move-
                                                       weren't dancing to rock in the '50s that rock
                                                                                                       with the rocking."
                                                                                                          An insight into the reason why more new
                                                                                                                                                           WCI As Advisor
                                                       and roll is the original dance music and that
  ment with a new wave of rock and roll                disco is strictly a hybrid of a rock sound.
                                                                                                       wave acts have recently become ac-                  To Record Group
  music, led by such artists as Elvis Costello,
  Talking Heads, the Cars, the Police, the
                                                       Anyone who's into disco should have ab-
                                                       solutely no trouble dancing to our station."
                                                                                                       ceptable to AOR and progressive stations
                                                                                                       came from Vin Scelsa of WNEW-FM, New                NEW YORK       -   Following a three-year
                                                                                                                                                           hiatus, former Elektra/Asylum chairman
                                                                                                       York's leading progressive rock station for
  Clash, and Blondie. Judging from the influx                       'Rock And Roll Void'               more than a decade. Scelsa said that the            David Geffen has returned to the industry to
  of these and other innovative rock groups              Piasek asserts that the "Elvis to Elvis"      more commercially palatable material by             serve as consultant-advisor to the record
  in the FM rotation and on the national sales        format was born "out of a rock and roll void.    groups like Costello and Blondie reflects           group of Warner Communications, Inc.
  charts, rock radio appears to be maintain-                                                           lessons learned from the realities of the           Geffen will also serve on the newly -created
                                                      It wasn't necessarily in response to what
  ing its vitality and its sense of adventure,                                                         commercial marketplace and not from the             policy planning board which includes top
                                                      was happening in the New York market, but
                                                                                                       commercial failure of a new wave proto -            executives from the various WCI music
  despite the incursion of disco.                     to what wasn't happening. Because it's
     WPIX-FM in New York is one station that          pure rock and roll, it naturally has plenty of                              (continued on page 14)
  has responded to the challenge of disco
                                                                                                                                                              Commenting on the move, Geffen said,
  radio with a new format called "Elvis to
  Elvis," which takes a Top 40 approach to
  programming rock and roll. The format,
                                                      ASCAPIncome Tops $116 Mil
                                                                   by Alan Sutton
                                                                                                                                                           "It seemed like a good time to put my feet
                                                                                                                                                           back in the water again." But he stressed
                                                                                                                                                           that he had neither the desire nor the inten-
  which includes a mixture of singles and
  album tracks by new and established
                                                      LOS ANGELES
                                                      the $100
                                                                          ASCAP receipts topped
                                                                          mark for the second
                                                                                                          For the fifth straight year, ASCAP reports
                                                                                                       on advances made to members to be
                                                                                                       recovered from future distributions due
                                                                                                                                                           tion to run any record company.
                                                                                                                                                              The policy planning board, which con-
                                                                                                                                                           sists of Joe Smith, E/A chairman; Mo Ostin,
  artists, was instituted last month by pro-          straight year in 1978 and in so doing            these members. As of Dec. 31, 1978, total           Warner Bros. chairman and president;
  gram director Joe Piasek, who feels that the        registered a 14% increase over 1977, to          outstanding advances were $3,467,000 up             Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic chairman; Henry
  station's success will depend on its ability to     $116, 651,000 from $102,489,000.                 from $3,076,000 a year earlier. According           Droz, WEA Corp. president; Nesuhi Er-
  satisfy listeners that like to dance.                  The figures are contained in the society's    to ASCAP, management reviewed the                   tegun, WEA International president and
    "My philosophy is that, if it's good rock         treasurer's report, which was presented at       status of such advances and wrote off               Geffen, will meet monthly or whenever
  and roll, we'll play it," Piasek told Cash Box,
                                                      a membership meeting Feb. 22 at the              $110,000 as non -recoupable in 1978, as             necessary to discuss overall policy and di-
  "and right now there happens to be a size-          Beverly Hilton Hotel here.                       compared to $55,000 in advances expen-              rection of the music group, according to
                                                        Distribution of the balance after
  WDAS Target Of                                      deducting salaries and expenses rose $8,-
                                                                                                       sed in 1977.
                                                                                                          ASCAP's cost of domestic operation as a
                                                                                                                                                           Geffen. "lt is not my intention to be an A&R
                                                                                                                                                           scout for the company," noted Geffen, "but
  FCC Payola Probe                                    403,000 to $75, 586,000 from $67,183,000
                                                      in 1977.
                                                                                                                                  (continued on page 27)                               (continued on page 48)

            by Joanne Ostrow                            Domestic receipts for 1978 increased
 WASHINGTON, D.C.        - The Federal Com-
 munications Commission will hold hear-
                                                      11% to $97,577,000 from $87,521,000 the
                                                       previous year. Included in the breakdown
                                                       are: licensees including symphonic and
 ings concerning the renewal applications of          concert, $95,033,000, up from $85,929,000
 WDAS-AM-FM in Philadelphia on charges                 in 1977; interest on investments, $2,178,-
 of "severe conflict of interest" and "unfair         000, up from $1,250,000; membership dues
 business practices," according to a                   $366,000, up from $342,000.
 spokesman in the FCC complaints and                      Receipts from foreign societies showed
 compliance division.                                 the biggest percentage increase over 1977,
    Alleged instances of payola and plugola           up 27% to $19,074,000 from $14,968,000.
 at the black-formated stations will be in-                          Disbursements
 vestigated during public hearings which                  In 1978, ASCAP distributed to members
 will take place in the next 30-90 days.              and set aside for foreign societies $71,705,-
            'Distress Sale' Option                    000 as compared to $66,952,000 the prior
    Prior to the announcement of the                  year. Quarterly disbursements for 1978 are
 government's probe into alleged payola at            as follows: March, $14,315,000; June $15,-
 the Philadelphia stations, a planned $5               104,000; September $20,127,000; and
 million sale of WDAS-AM-FM was delayed               December, $22,159,000.
 by the FCC. The stations were to be sold to              The society reports a special distribution
 the parent company of the National Black             to its members and set aside for foreign
 Network, Unity Broadcasting, pending
 commission approval.
   Further complicating the docket on the
                                                      societies $3,200,000 in 1978. The funds,
                                                      which were disbursed last May 2, resulted
                                                      from a settlement of claims related to CBS'
                                                                                                       ALIVE PARTIES JAMES         - Alive Management saluted Rick James with a surprise birth-
                                                                                                       day party at a restaurant in Los Angeles. Pictured during celebration are: (l -r) Ted Fagan,
 case is a petition filed by black groups in          owned and operated television stations for       Alive; James; Iris Gordy, vice president of creative service at Motown; and Mike Lushka,
                             (continued on page 21)   the years 1966-76.                               executive vice president at Motown.

Cash Box/March 3, 1979                                                                                                                                                                                          7
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Academy Posts                                                                                                                                                Jennings, RCA
    Oscar Hopefuls                                                                                                                                               Pact For $10 Mil
LOS ANGELES          -Apair of RIAA gold cer-                                                                                                                    LOS ANGELES         -   RCA recording artist
                                                                                                                                                                 Waylon Jennings has re-signed with the
tified singles, "Hopelessly Devoted To You"
from "Grease" and "Last Dance" from                                                                                                                              label for a reported $10 million on a long-
"Thank God It's Friday" were among the                                                                                                                           term pact, Cash Box has learned. The
five nominees in the category of Best                                                                                                                            contract is one of the largest in RCA history.
Original Song for the 51st Annual Awards of                                                                                                                          The new agreement calls for eight
the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and                                                                                                                          albums over a four-year period with three
Sciences.                                                                                                                                                        of the $10 million in advance. Negotiations
    Best Picture nominations include United                                                                                                                      between RCA and Jennings' manager Neil
Artists' "Coming Home," Universal's "The                                                                                                                          Reshen had been in progress for several
Deer Hunter," Paramount's "Heaven Can                                                                                                                            months.
Wait," Columbia's "Midnight Express" and                                                                                                                             Jennings has three platinum and six gold
Twentieth Century Fox's "An Unmarried                                                                                                                             LPs to his credit and his most recent
Woman."                                                                                                                                                           release, "I've Always Been Crazy," was the
    Music related categories include Best                                                                                                                        first country album to ship gold.
Original Score, Best Original Song Score
and Its Adaptation and Best Original Song.
                                                      E/P/A TEAM    -  Jim Charne's E/P/A product management team recently convened in
                                                      Puerto Rico for meetings. Pictured standing above (l -r) are: Steve Finezig and John Vana,
                                                                                                                                                                     Jennings has been on RCA since 1965.

      In the Best Original Score and Its Adap-
                                                      west coast product managers; Jim Kemp, Nashville product manager; Larry Stessel, east
                                                      coast director of product management; Steve Dessau, associate director of product
                                                                                                                                                                         COSH BOX
                                                      management, east coast; Stephanie Knauer, west coast product manager; Greg Rogers,
    tation category, there are three nominees:
                                                      division merchandising, Portrait Records; and Cheryl Machat, east coast product
    "The Buddy Holly Story," adaptation score
                                                      manager. Kneeling in front (l-r) are: Charne, director of national merchandising; Richard
    by Joe Renzetti; "Pretty Baby," adaptation
                                                      August, associate director of product management west coast; Ruth Carson, east coast
    score by Jerry Wexler; and "The Wiz,"
                                                      product manager; Dan Beck, associate director of product management east coast;
    adaptation score by Quincy Jones.
                                                      Marion Bernstein, east coast product manager; and Steve Slutzah, west coast director of
       Nominees for Best Original Score are:
                                                      product management. Dan Blayock, east coast product manager, is not pictured.
    "The Boys From Brazil" by Jerry Goldsmith;
    "Days of Heaven" by Ennio Morricone;
    "Heaven Can Wait" by Dave Grusin; "Mid-
    night Express" by Giorgio Moroder; and
                                                      E/P/A's Product Managers
    "Superman" by John Williams.
       Nominees for best original song are:
    "Hopelessly Devoted To You" from
                                                      Have Key Role In Company
                                                                   by Ken Terry                            his east coast staff (excluding a merchan-
    "Grease", music and lyrics by John Farrar;
    "Last Dance" from "Thank God It's Friday,"        NEW YORK      -    The recent addition of
                                                      several product managers to the staff of
                                                                                                           dising manager) and the five people on his
                                                                                                           west coast staff are each responsible for
    music and lyrics by Paul Jabara; "The Last                                                             between 10 and 15 acts. Before the recent
    Time Felt Like This" from "Same Time
          I                                           Epic/Portrait/Associated Labels illustrates          appointments, east coast product
    Next Year", music by Marvin Hamlisch with         the importance that the company attaches                                                                   1978 was    a   phenomenal year for RSO
                                                                                                           managers had been taking care of 12-15                Records group, the Bee Gees. The
    lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman;
    "Ready To Take A Chance Again" from
                                                      to the proper introduction of new product in
                                                      the marketplace.
                                                                                                           acts apiece, while their west coast counter-
                                                                                                           parts had as many as 18-20 acts each. And             -               -
                                                                                                                                                                 Brothers Gibb Barry, Robin and Maurice
                                                                                                                                                                    were largely responsible for the massive
    "Foul Play", music by Charles Fox with               The decrease in the number of acts han-           in 1973, when Charne was a product
    lyrics by Norman Gimbel and "When You're          dled by each E/P/A product manager con-                                                                    success of the "Saturday Night Fever"
                                                                                                           manager for E/P/A, he had major respon-               soundtrack, currently the largest -selling
    Loved" from "The Magic Of Lassie", music          tinues a two-year trend at the company, ac-          sibility for 40 acts.
    and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and              cording to Jim Charne, director of national                                                                album in the history of recorded music, as
                                                                                                                The conditions, Charne felt, were unfair         well as picking up two Grammys for their
    Robert B. Sherman.                                merchandising. Today, the six members of              not only to E/P/A artists, but also to those         contributions to that record. They received
                                                                                                           who were responsible for merchandising
    Single Releases By Jazz Acts                                                                           their albums. "Just as an artist needs the
                                                                                                           time to plan out his songs before he goes
                                                                                                                                                                 three additional awards, bringing the total
                                                                                                                                                                 to five which equalled the record for most
                                                                                                                                                                 Grammys won in a single year.

    EmployedAsC rossoverTool                                                                                into the studio.
                                                                                                                            - I   think it's unfair to any
                                                                                                           creative person and think CBS Records

                                                                                                            is a company that is staffed by creative peo-
                                                                                                                                                                    However, the lads from Brisbane,
                                                                                                                                                                 Australia, who began singing together

               by Michael Glynn
                       -     The proliferation of
                                                        There is an attitude of cautiousness,
                                                      however, among most record executives
                                                                                                            ple-     to expect them to have to operate by
                                                                                                            shooting from the hip.
                                                                                                                                                                 professionally over 20 years ago, are not
                                                                                                                                                                 ones to rest on their laurels. The new year
                                                      concerning the release of singles by jazz -                                                                has been even busier as the trio, along with
    single releases by jazz -based recording ar-                                                                "Over the past two years, our staff has
                                                      based artists. "I usually like to get some                                                                 RSO Group chairman Robert Stigwood and
    tists, while not an entirely new phenomenon                                                             been increasing in size. What we've tried to
                                                      feedback before release a single," com-                                                                    David Frost, formed the "Music For UN-
    within the industry, has achieved greater                            I

                                                                                                            do is to reduce the load of artists that each
                                                      mented Tommy LiPuma, head of                                                                               ICEF" benefit and donated the publishing,
    visibility in the past few years as an ever in-                                                         product manager was responsible for, so
                                                      Horizon/A&M. "If you stick your neck out                                                                   performing and recording rights to their hit
    creasing number of these stars incorporate                                                              that that person could spend more time in
                                                      and it doesn't happen, it could seriously                                                                  single, "Too Much Heaven," to the fund.
    elements of pop, disco and R&B into their                                                               planning and in keeping on top of his ar-
                                                      hurt the artist's career. In the case of                                                                      Now, the group's first studio album in two
    music. With many of these musicians look-                                                               tists."
                                                      (Horizon's) Neil Larsen, we released the                           No Entry-Level Position                 years, "Spirits Having Flown," has become
    ing for a broader audience, the 45 has
                                                      "Jungle Fever" album last October and it                   In a recent Cash Box interview, Charne          their first album to reach the #1 spot in the
    emerged as a potent tool for crossing the
                                                      hung on for several months before Harold               noted that the entire concept of the product        Cash Box charts with a bullet. And that's
    artist over into the black contemporary,
                                                      Childs, vice president of promotion for                manager's role at E/P/A has changed                 only in the second week of release! With a
    disco and pop areas in addition to breaking
                                                      A&M, came to me and asked if would edit                radically in the past few years. "The original      second major TV special in the works and a
    down any barriers which may have initially                                          I

                                                      the title cut down."                                   theory of the product manager was that he           tour beginning in June, all one can say is ..
    prevented acceptance in those markets.

                                                         As in most other types of music there are           was an in-house manager, and also                   whew!
                                                      artists who are such big sellers that they will        somewhat of an artist relations person," he                             Index
                                                      remain an exception to the rule, George                said. "He was the one who could hang out
                                                                                                             with the artist and the manager, while the              Album Reviews                         15
                                                      Benson and Chuck Mangione being two                                                                            Black Contemporary                    35
                                                      such examples. Another case where a                    major decisions were made on a higher
                                                                                                                                                                     Classical                             43
                                                      single may be released prior to, or                    level. And, as the company has grown,
                                                                                                                                                                     Classified                            51
                                                      simultaneously with, the album is when a               we've recognized the value of the position              Coln Machine News                     49
                                                      cut is felt to be particularly outstanding.            as an executive position, and the caliber of            Country News & Album Chart            29
                                                      "Sometimes the cuts picked for singles will            the people we're hiring is much, much                   Country Singles Chart                 30
                                                      be obvious, such as the case with George               higher than it's ever been before.                      Disco                                 39
                                                      Duke's single, 'Say That You Will,' " in-                   "When started as a product manager, it
                                                                                                                                                                     East Coastings                        14
                                                      dicated Vernon Slaughter, director of jazz             was considered an entry-level position in               FM Analysis                           22
                                                      marketing for Columbia. "However, both                 our company, and that's no longer the case.             International News                    45
    RSO TAKES HIGHWAY              -
    recording group Highway, formerly Sher-
                                                      the Bob James and Ronnie Foster cuts
                                                      were picked on the basis of feedback from
                                                                                                             The qualities we look for are someone who
                                                                                                             has an appreciation and understanding of
                                                                                                                                                                     Jukebox Singles Chart
                                                      the stations."                                         music; an ability to relate to people,                  Latin                                 44
    bet, signed a recording contract here                                                                                                                            Looking Ahead                         21
                                                         Rick Schultz, Warner Bros. Records'                 because we're an artist -oriented company;
    recently with RSO Records. The band,                                                                                                                             Merchandising                         41
                                                      national jazz promotion director, echoed               and at the same time, someone who has an
    which has been together since 1969, has                                                                                                                          Points West                           16
                                                      this philosophy, adding, "In general, think,           understanding of the record marketplace
    enjoyed unprecedented success in their                                                     I

                                                                                                                                                                     Pop Album Chart                       54
                                                      you're going to see the label go with the              and retail, who can work with a branch
    homeland amassing a total of six platinum                                                                                                                        Pop Singles Chart                       4
                                                      album first, leave it out there a few weeks to         organization and understands the concept
    and five gold albums as well as 22 hit                                                                                                                           Radio News                            21
                                                      see it get some airplay and then perhaps go            of profitability. Because in the end, if CBS
    singles. Pictured at the signing are (l-r):                                                                                                                      Regional Programming Guide            24
                                                      to a 7- or 12 -inch promo disc."                       doesn't show a profit, we're all going to be            Singles Reviews
    Owen Sloane, attorney for Highway; Al                                                                                                                                                                  20
                                                         Perhaps the most recent example of this              looking for jobs ..."                                  Talent                                17
    Coury, president of RSO Records; and
    Roger Davies, Highway manager.                                                (continued on page 52)                                (continued on page 52)

8                                                                                                                                                                                        Cash Box/March 3, 1979

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                                                                                                  Hill, Murray And Rush Lead
                                                                                                  Juno KirkMusic     Award Nominees
                                                                                                             by                                   for "Raise A Little Hell"; Burton Cummings
                                                                                                  TORONTO     -   The nominees for this year's
                                                                                                  Juno Music Awards, given by the Canadian
                                                                                                                                                  for "Break It To Them Gently"; Dan Hill for
                                                                                                                                                  "Sometimes When We Touch"; and Frank
                                                                                                                                                  Mills for "Music Box Dancer."
                                                                                                  Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
                                                                                                                                                      In the three country categories, the
                                                                                                  for outstanding achievements by Cana-
                                                                                                                                                  nominees were as follows. For Female
                                                                                                  dians and international artists in the Cana-    Vocalist of the Year: Anne Murray, Carroll
                                                                                                  dian music industry, were announced Feb.        Baker, Colleen Peterson, Laura Vinson,
                                                                                                   15 in Toronto.
                                                                                                                                                  and Marie Bottrell. For Male Vocalist of the
                                                                                                     Here is the complete list of the an-         Year: Ian Tyson, Ronnie Prophet, Wilf Car-
                                                                                                  nounced nominees for the Junos, to be
          Sister Sledge                                    The Clash                              held March 14 at the Habour Castle Hilton
                                                                                                                                                  ter, Jimmy Arthur Ordge, and R. Harlan
                                                                                                                                                  Smith. For Group of the Year, the nominees
                                                      When the controversial Sex Pistols          Hotel in Toronto. Nominations for the best      are: The Good Brothers, the Carlton Show
        There is something special about the
                                                   broke up a year ago, the Clash was             jazz album, best classical album and al-        Band, the Mercey Brothers, the Rhythm
     music made by family members: groups
                                                   called upon by the British rock com-           bum graphics will be announced Feb. 28.         Pals, and the Emeralds.
     like the Staples Singers, the Emotions
                                                   munity to spearhead the new                       For the Group of the Year, the nominees         Three categories are designated an-
     and the Everly Brothers have always
                                                   wave/punk movement, and since then             are Rush, Chilliwack, Triumph, Prism, and       nually for the most promising male and
     enriched pop music with the sheer har-
     monies and closely knit musical interac-      the group has been constantly in the           Trooper. Male Vocalist of the Year              female artist and group in Canadian music.
                                                   public eye, scrutinized by both the             nominees include Gordon Lightfoot, Dan         This year, the nominees for Most Promising
     tion that are unique to people who are of
                                                   British and American press and lauded           Hill, Neil Young, Burton Cummings, and         Group of the Year are: Max Webster,
     the same flesh and blood. Sister Sledge
                                                   by rock critics as being either "The Only       Gino Vannelli, while Female Vocalist of the    Doucette, Teaze, Zon and Streetheart. For
     is another such group, and their new
                                                   English Band That Matters" or as heir to        Year candidates are Anne Murray, Patsy         Most Promising Female Vocalist of the
     Atlantic album, "We Are Family" and
                                                   the title "The World's Greatest Rock 'n'        Gallant, Joni Mitchell, Carroll Baker, and     Year: Cludja Barry, Ronney Abramson,
     their single, "He's The Greatest Dan-
                                                   Roll Band."                                     Lisa Dal Bello.                                Denise McCann, Roxanne Goldade, and
     cer," both of which are bulleting pop,
                                                      All of the excitement and publicity                           Best Albums                   Carolyne Bernier. For Most Promising Male
     are vital testaments to their talents.
         The group's members, sisters Deb-         surrounding this London -based quartet             Best Selling (Canadian) Album: "Endless     Vocalist of the Year: Nick Gilder, Pat
     bie, 24, Joni, 22, Kathi, 20, and Kim, 21,    is due to the Clash's bold, challenging        Wire," by Gordon Lightfoot; "Hemis-             Travers, Rick James, Martin Stevens, and
     first began singing together when they        attitudes about what direction rock 'n'        pheres," by Rush; "20 Country Classics,"                                   continued on page 47)
                                                   roll should be headed, plus its depiction      by Carroll Baker; "Thick As Thieves," by
     were children at the Second Macedonia
     Church in Philadelphia. As teenagers,         of the urban street -life atmosphere of        Trooper; and "Dream Of A Child," by Bur-
                                                                                                  ton Cummings.
                                                                                                                                                  Labels In Chapter
                                                    London and the western world in
     they cut their musical eye teeth by doing
     backup vocal work for Gamble and Huff         general as it relates to a new generation          Best Selling (Canadian) Single nominees
                                                                                                  include: "Sometimes When We Touch" by
                                                                                                                                                  XI Must Still Pay
                                                   of rock 'n' roll youths. If the band's out-
     at Sigma Sound studios. After a false
     start with a small local label, Sister         look and visions seem overtly political in    Dan Hill; "Hot Child In The City," by Nick      Harry Fox Dues
     dent Henry Allen    --
     Sledge was signed by Cotillion presi-
                              then senior vice
                                                    nature, it is not out of dogma or any
                                                    sloganeering by the group, but an in-
                                                                                                  Gilder; "Love Is In The Air," by Martin
                                                                                                  Stevens; "You Needed Me" by Anne
                                                                                                                                                  NEW YORK     -  Two federal judges have or-
                                                                                                                                                  dered record companies operating as
      president of Atlantic      to the label in   escapable reflection of the cir-               Murray; and "Break It To Them Gently" by
                                                                                                                                                  "debtors -in -possession" after filing peti-
                                                   cumstances of the Clash's members'             Burton Cummings.
      mid -1973.                                                                                                                                  tions under Chapter XI of the Bankruptcy
                                                                                                      Composer of the Year nominees are:
         Though the group has recorded with
      a number of producers in several styles,
                                                      The Clash   -    Joe Strummer, Mick
                                                   Jones, Paul Simonon and Nicky "Top-
                                                                                                  Nick Gilder for "Hot Child In The City";
                                                                                                  Brian Smith and Ray McGuire (of Trooper)
                                                                                                                                                  Act to account to and pay royalties to the
                                                                                                                                                  Harry Fox Agency for tapes and records
      ranging from the archetypal disco New
     Yorkers of Bert DeCoteaux and Tony
     Sylvester to the scientific funk of the
                                                    per" Headon   -  are all in their early 20s
                                                    and were raised in London, where              Parks Named VP
                                                                                                                                                  made and distributed while the Chapter XI
                                                                                                                                                  proceedings are pending.
                                                                                                                                                     Bankruptcy Judge E. Joseph Devito's or-
                                                    career opportunities and chances for                                                          der in the Newark, N.J. proceeding involv-
      Munich Machine, they didn't achieve
      real success until they were paired with      success are scarce for U.K. teenagers         Pop Promo For                                   ing Springboard Records, Inc. and the or-
                                                    attempting to escape the grind of life in a
      producers Bernard Edwards and Nile
                                                    factory, on the dock, or on welfare.          20th Fox Label                                  der of Bankruptcy Judge John Galgay in
      Rodgers of Chic. From the spirited,
      almost gospel -like fervor of "We Are
     Family" (highlighted by Kathi's
                                                       "In England, there seems to be a feel-
                                                    ing of hopelessness amongst the youth
                                                                                                   LOS ANGELES     -   David Parks has been
                                                                                                  named vice president of pop promotion at
                                                                                                                                                  the New York City case concerning Creed
                                                                                                                                                  Taylor, Inc. (CTI Records) both require the
                                                                                                                                                  record firms to account on a monthly basis.
     phenomenally exciting lead) to the dis-        that hasn't reached America yet," ex-         Twentieth Century -Fox Records.                 Each also provides for payment to Fox of
     cofied teenage cool of "He's The              plained Joe Strummer, lead sing-                  Previous to joining Twentieth, Parks was     advances against the royalties actually due.
     Greatest Dancer" to the trance -like          er/guitarist and co -composer (with            involved in the radio and broadcast in-            Alan L. Shulman of Silverman and
     "Lost In Music," Niles and Rodgers have       Mick Jones) of the group.                      dustry, most recently as national program       Shulman, P.C., Harry Fox's counsel, suc-
     produced Sister Sledge with at least as          "With our songs, we're writing about        director for the Rahall Broadcast Division of   cessfully argued that a debtor's obligations
     much care as they gave to their own           the future as we see it," adds Strummer.       Gulf United Corporation and operations          for mechanical royalities under the
     group, Chic.                                  "For anybody who lives in a civilized           manager of WNDE and WFQB in                    Copyright Act were paramount. Both U.S.
        "They're very sensitive," says Kim,        world, that's how we look at it. If people     Indianapolis.                                   courts affirmed this, accepting the principle
     "and we're really happy about doing the       say we're not relevant to U.S. rock              Parks has also programmed Nationwide          that a "debtor -in -possession" cannot use
     album with them. When our manager             audiences, let's see what they say in a        Communications in Richmond, Virginia            the shield of Chapter XI bankruptcy
     told us that Chic wanted to produce us,       couple years when things will have             and was an air personality at WFIL in           proceedings to allow infringements of
     we said 'sure,' and when we got to New        probably changed for the worse in the          Philadelphia from 1966 to 1976.                 copyright laws.
     York to meet with them, they had              U.S."
     already done all the tunes and tracks for        The Clash recently finished its first
     the album. They were really prepared          tour of the U.S., performing about 10
     for us. We were especially impressed by       concerts in medium -size halls, im-
     the 'We Are Family' tune. It seemed to        pressively headlining and selling -out
     express exactly what we have been try-        almost every venue despite receiving
     ing to project as an act."                    minimal airplay exposure from punk -
        The album also succeeds by straddl-        wary radio programmers. Each concert
     ing both disco and pop, which is a dif-       was a mesmerizing affirmation of the
     ficult task in today's changing market-       power, intensity and conviction of the
     place. "Disco is the heaviest thing           group's music, and clearly demon-
     around today," says Kim. "A year ago          strated why the Clash has become the
     you could get away with doing R&B and         leading band on the new wave scene.
     ballads. today, disco is it. If you want to      Despite the lack of airplay, the quar-
     get people's attention, first, you have to    tet's first American -released "Give 'Em
     do disco; then you can give them more         Enough Rope" on Epic Records has
     of you. One good thing about the              sold reasonably well for a new act, gar-
     album," she continues, "is that it doesn't    nering a position on the Cash Box Top
     peg us."                                      200 album chart for the 14th con-
        Whatever success Sister Sledge is          secutive week. Interestingly, the artwork
     enjoying professionally is also reflected     for "Give 'Em Enough Rope" does not
     in their personal lives.                      include pictures, lyrics or even any men-
                                                   tion of the individual group members.
        "All of us have continued our school-
     ing while pursuing our career, and with           "We didn't include lyrics in the album,
                                                   or even our names," asserted Mick
                                                                                                  STARFLITE JOINS CBS        -   Starflite Records recently joined the CBS Associated Labels
                                                                                                  family. Pictured at the signing (l-r) are: Don Dempsey, senior vice president and general
     the exception of Kathi, who still has two
     years to go, we've all finished college.      Jones. "We want people to listen to the        manager at E/P/A; Huey Meaux, president of Starflite; Freddy Fender, Starflite recording
      Debbie has a beautiful daughter, and         album, get involved, and find out about        artist; Walter Yetnikoff, president of CBS Records Group; Tony Martell, vice president and
     I'm going to be getting married shortly.      our music themselves. Everything the           general manager of CBS Associated Labels; and Bruce Lundvall, president of CBS
     We're just all family."                       Clash has to say is on the record itself."     Records Division.

10                                                                                                                                                                     Cash Box/March 3, 1979

 THE BEST              Best Song of the Year
                       Just the Way You Are
                       Billy Joel

                       Best Record of the Year
                       Just the Way You Are
                       Billy Joel

                       Best Country Song
                       The Gambler
                       Don Schlitz
                       Best Cast Show Album
                       Ain't Misbehavin'
                       Thomas "Fats" Waller and others
                       Best R&B Instrumental Performance
                       Earth, Wind & Fire
                       Best R&B Vocal Performance
                       By Duo, Group or Chorus
                       All 'N All
                       Earth, Wind & Fire
                       Best Jazz Instrumental Performance,
                       Big Band
                       Live in Munich
                       Thad Jones
                       Best Jazz Instrumental Performance,
                       Chick Corea
                       Best Soul Gospel Performance,
                       Live in London
                       Andrae Crouch
                       Best Latin Recording
                       Homenaje A Beny More
                       Tito Puente
                       Best Comedy Recording
                       A Wild and Crazy Guy
                       Steve Martin
                       Best Instrumental Arrangement
                       The Wiz
                       Quincy Jones
                       Best Arrangement
                       Accompanying a Vocalist
                       Got to Get You into My Life
                       Maurice White

              We've Always Had the Best
EXECUTIVES                               ON        THE         MOVE
                                                  Moby Disc Ties
                                                  With Greenpeace
                                                  LOS ANGELES       -   Moby Disc Records, a
                                                  popular Sherman Oaks retailer, and
                                                  Greenpeace of Southern California, a
                                                  chapter of the international foundation
                                                  pledged to the preservation of endangered
                                                  species, have entered into a co-operative                                                                     Hisiger               Stewart
                                                                                                            Mancuso                        Kenyon
                                                  program keyed to increasing the public's
                                                  awareness of Greenpeace's involvement
                                                  with the plight of the whale and harp seal.
                                                                                                     Changes At Horizon        -
                                                                                                                               Horizon Records has announced that Fred Mancuso has been
                                                                                                     named as director of the promotion and marketing department. He was formerly head
                                                  Moby Disc will continue to be a distribution       of promotion at Island Records and before that, held the same position at Chrysalis.
                                                  point for Greenpeace literature in addition        Also announced was the appointment of Kathy Kenyon as assistant director of promo-
                                                  to inaugurating a number of music -                tion and marketing. She previously worked with Mancuso at both Island and Chrysalis
                                                  oriented projects on the group's behalf.
 Rand Appointed                                                                                      and before that was music librarian at KM ET in Los Angeles.
                                                                                                     Hisiger Promoted At Infinity          -
                                                                                                                                         Bette Hisiger has been promoted to director of inter-
 VP, East Coast                                   ABC Records                                         national operations at Infinity Records. She joined Infinity last year as executive assis-
                                                                                                     tant to the president. She had previously served as administrative coordinator at CBS
 A&R, For Epic                                    Ships Feb. LPs                                      Records International prior to which she was studio coordinator for Bell Sound Studios

 NEW YORK     -   Frank Rand has been ap-         LOS ANGELES       -   ABC Records has just
                                                  shipped its February album releases and
                                                                                                      in New York.
                                                                                                     Stewart Appointed     -  Robert Lee Stewart, former director of special projects for The
 pointed to vice president of A&R, east                                                               Sound Seventy Corporation, has been promoted to vice president, artist development.
 coast, for Epic Records. In his new position     they should be in the stores by March 2. The        He joined the Sound Seventy staff in June, 1975, as the Charlie Daniels Band road ac-
 Rand will oversee the activities of Epic         shipment marks the first batch of ABC
 Records' east coast A&R staff, while work-
 ing closely with Epic east coast artists,
                                                  releases to be distributed by MCA Dis-
                                                  tributing Corp.
                                                                                                      Kohn Named At EMI        -
                                                                                                                               EMI Films, Inc. has announced the election of John Kohn as ex-
                                                                                                     ecutive vice president of that company. He will be acquiring and developing new pro-
 producers, and managers. He will also be             Highlighting the seven new releases are        jects for EMI Films, Inc. He is returning home to Beverly Hills, California, after spending
 involved in determining the composition of       new LPs from Shotgun, "111" and Freddy              a number of years in London as an independent producer -writer.
 Epic Records' east coast artist roster. He
 will report directly to Lenny Petze, vice
                                                  Fender, "Tex-Mex." Included in the new
                                                  release package are debut albums by the
                                                                                                      Satrlano Upped At E/A        -
                                                                                                                                   Sue Satriano has been promoted to manager, tour press &
                                                                                                      special projects at Elektra/Asylum Records. She has been with E/A for a year and a half
                                                  Atlantics, "Big City Rock," and Solar Heat,         and was previously publicist at Rolling Stone magazine in San Francisco.
 president of national A&R for Epic Records.
    Rand, who had his own production com-
 pany from 1971 to 1977, joined Epic east
                                                  "SolarHeat." Another addition to the
                                                  release list is John Coltrane's "The Mastery
                                                                                                      Sather Appointed At MCA Distributing Corporation         -MCA Distributing Corporation,
                                                                                                      has announced the appointment of LeRoy Sather as branch mánager, Denver branch
 coast A&R in 1977 as director of indepen-        Of John Coltrane, Vol. IV."                         for MCA Distributing Corporation. In 1971 he joined CBS Records in the Denver market
 dent productions.                                    Disco -gospel album, "Hallelujah Disco,"        as their key accounts salesman, and in 1978 became regional country marketing
                                                  and an album by TV star, Lawrence Hilton            manager, midwest region for CBS Records, a position he held until his move to MCA
 Might Twinns Music                               Jacobs, "All The Way ... Love," round off           Distributing.
                                                  this month's release package.
 Opens In NY, Chicago
 NEW YORK    - Ron Scott has formed a new
 music publishing company called Might
                                                  Stewart To Tour
 Twinns Music. The firm will maintain offices     North America
 in Chicago at 9134 S. Indiana Ave.,
 telephone (312) 264-5452, and in New York
                                                  LOS ANGELES       -    Rod Stewart, whose
                                                  album "Blondes Have More Fun" and
 at 310 Greenwich St., Suite 16A, telephone
                                                  single "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" have been
 (212) 233-0815.
                                                  certified platinum, is about to embark on a
                                                  North American tour. The tour will run from                                                              Sartori
 Bibby Named As                                   April 12 through June 26. The 27 -city tour
                                                                                                     Sartori To E/A    -
                                                                                                                       Maxanne Sartori has been named to east coast talent acquisition for
                                                  includes a three-day stint at New York's
 General Manager,                                 Madison Square Garden and will end with            Elektra/Asylum Records. Sartori joined E/A as artist development director for the
                                                                                                     southern region, moving after two weeks with the label into the newly -formed A&R slot.
                                                  four days at the forum in L.A.
 Pickwick Records                                    Stewart is presently on the first leg of a      She had previously been with Island Records and with WBCN in New York.
 LOS ANGELES       -   Richard Bibby, vice
 president and general manager for
                                                  Far East tour that will include visits in
                                                  Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii.
                                                                                                     Warshow To MCA        Donn Warshow has been appointed to national disco coordinator
                                                                                                     for MCA Records. He will be based at the MK Dance Promotions offices in Beverly Hills.
                                                                                                     Prior to joining MCA, he handled promotion for MK Dance Promotions for a year.
 Pickwick Records of Canada Ltd., has been
 promoted to general manager, Pickwick
                                                  Both the new LP and single have charted at
                                                  #1 in Australia and the U.S.                       Riccobono Joins Almo/Irving               -
                                                                                                                                          Rick Riccobono joins Almo/Irving Music as a
                                                                                                     professional manager, it was announced by Almo/Irving/Rondor International Group
 Records, a division of Pickwick Inter-
 national. He moves into his new post March
 15 and will be based at Pickwick world
                                                  Mangione Begins                                    of Music Publishers. Prior to teaming up with the company, he held the positions of
                                                                                                     creative manager for Intersong Music, heading up their west coast operation, and
 headquarters in Minneapolis.                     50 -Date Swing                                     director of west coast performance rights for Broadcast Music, Inc.
                                                                                                                             Champion Entertainment Organization Inc. has announced the
    Before joining Pickwick, Bibby had been
 with MCA Records for 13 years, starting
                                                  LOS ANGELES       -
                                                                 Recent Grammy Award
                                                  winner and A&M recording artist Chuck
                                                                                                     Spoon To Champion
                                                                                                     appointment of Laurie Spoon to the promotion department. Prior to joining Champion,
 there in 1965 as a sales representative in
 Ontario and later moving up to sales
                                                  Mangione has begun a two-part cross
                                                  country tour, the first leg of which starts in
                                                                                                     Smith Named At Atlantic           -
                                                                                                     she did west coast promotion for Ariola Records.
                                                                                                                                     Erika Smith has joined Atlantic Records doing local
                                                                                                     promotion in San Diego, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, secondaries. Prior to joining Atlan-
 manager. He worked his way up to national
                                                  Chapel Hill, North Carolina and will be            tic she was with WEA Phoenix from 1975 to 1978, working in merchandising and sales
 sales manager, vice president and general
                                                  highlighted by stops at the Grand Ole Opry
 manager of MCA's Canadian operation and
 finally vice president of marketing.
                                                  House in Nashville, the Kennedy Center in
                                                  Washington, D.C. and Avery Fisher Hall in
                                                                                                     and assisting Marvin Parker.
                                                                                                     Wall Appointed At E/P/A           -   CBS Records has announced the appointment of Larry
                                                                                                                                                                                (continued on page 37)
    Commenting on objectives in his new
                                                  New York City. After a six -week rest,
 post, Bibby said, "The Quintessence line
                                                  Mangione will continue the second leg with
 has enjoyed tremendous success in recent
                                                  dates in California, including a stand at the
 years. In the next few months our initial
                                                  Universal Amphitheatre here.
 thrusts will be in the areas of bolstering the      This was the second year in a row that
 already swelling wealth of product available     Mangione picked up a Grammy, in the Best
 at budget prices wherever records are            Pop Instrumental category for "Children of
 sold."                                           Sanchez." His new live album will be
                                                  released this spring.

                                                  Haas Appointed
                                                  WCI Controller
                                                  NEW YORK      -    David Haas has been ap-
                                                  pointed corporate controller of WCI. He has
                                                  served as assistant controller since June,
                                                  1976. The appointment was announced by
                                                  Bert Wasserman, senior vice president of
                                                                                                   NEW LABEL      -     Casablanca Records and Filmworks is about to distribute a new label,
                                                                                                   American International Records. The label is a division of American International Pictures
                                                  finance for WCI.                                 (A.I.P.) and its first release will be the soundtrack "California Dreaming." Pictured (l -r) are:
                                                     Prior to joining WCI, Haas was a principal    Brian Interland, vice president promotion/custom labels; Buddy Epstein, vice president of
                                                  with Arthur Young & Company. He is a CPA         A.I.P.'s music division; Samuel Z. Arkoff, president and chairman of the board of A.I.P.;
                                                  and a graduate of the University of Ver-         Neil Bogart, president of Casablanca; Larry Harris, senior vice president of Casablanca
               Richard Bibby                      mont.                                            and Bruce Bird, executive vice president of Casablanca.

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