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July 19, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. For the past seven years, Bob Pfeifer has been knocking around the music scene, trying to convince a major-label A&R exec to give him a shot at the spotlight. A bona-fide underground popster, Pfeifer founded the Human Switchboard, a short-lived group that produced one critically beloved album ("Who's Landing in My Hangar"), then broke up, leaving Pfeifer with a solo career (he recently put out an album on Jem Records).
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February 24, 2011
Seminal figures from Cleveland's punk scene, including Mike Hudson (The Pagans), Bob Pfeifer (Human Switchboard) and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys) will be gathered at Vacation Vinyl for a reading and signing of their books. They'll also discuss their careers and answer audience questions. Vacation Vinyl. 3815 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. Free. 7 p.m. Thur. (323) 666-2111. http://vacationvinyl.blogspot.com/
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February 24, 2011
Seminal figures from Cleveland's punk scene, including Mike Hudson (The Pagans), Bob Pfeifer (Human Switchboard) and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys) will be gathered at Vacation Vinyl for a reading and signing of their books. They'll also discuss their careers and answer audience questions. Vacation Vinyl. 3815 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. Free. 7 p.m. Thur. (323) 666-2111. http://vacationvinyl.blogspot.com/
BUSINESS
February 8, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of speculation that it would recruit a big-name executive, Walt Disney Co. on Monday named a little-known insider to run its languishing Hollywood Records unit. The promotion of Bob Pfeifer, a former Epic Records executive who has been vice president of artists and repertoire at Hollywood since August, is widely viewed in the industry as an interim step. But Pfeifer shrugged off that suggestion, saying, "I'm running the company."
BUSINESS
February 8, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of speculation that it would recruit a big-name executive, Walt Disney Co. on Monday named a little-known insider to run its languishing Hollywood Records unit. The promotion of Bob Pfeifer, a former Epic Records executive who has been vice president of artists and repertoire at Hollywood since August, is widely viewed in the industry as an interim step. But Pfeifer shrugged off that suggestion, saying, "I'm running the company."
BUSINESS
April 17, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Underscoring its troubles building a stake in the rock music business, the Walt Disney Co. ousted Bob Pfeifer on Wednesday as president of its beleaguered Hollywood Records division. Pfeifer, a former musician and talent scout, failed to rejuvenate the label since taking charge three years ago following the removal of his predecessor, Peter Paterno. After spending eight years and nearly $100 million, Disney has yet to score a major hit with any of its Hollywood label rock acts.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1994 | JAMES BATES
Music: More than 20% of the staff at Walt Disney's troubled Hollywood Records were laid off Thursday as part of a move to trim overhead costs, the company confirmed. The 14-worker layoff brings the number of employees to 50. The company said the cuts affected all areas except publicity and artists and repertoire.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1993
Much Ado About Sales: Steven Bickel is the new president of international sales and operations for Samuel Goldwyn Co., the company that distributed the hit "Much Ado About Nothing." Bickel for the past two years has consulted for the French bank Banque Paribas in its film financing and foreign distribution business. Theodore C. Newman is the new vice president of human resources/operations at Warner Bros. David Simone has been named senior vice president of business affairs at Capitol Records.
BUSINESS
March 7, 1995
After more than a year at the job, Bob Pfeifer has been officially named president of Walt Disney Co.'s Hollywood Records. Pfeifer was made head of the label in February, 1994, following the departure of former President Peter T. Paterno, but in an unusual situation, he has held only an executive vice president title since then. In addition to Pfeifer's promotion, veteran music industry lawyer Richard Leher, who joined Hollywood in June, was named executive vice president.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1993
Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Nov. 21, compared to week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold: Latest week Albums: 11.32 Singles: 2.28 *Week-ago Albums: 11.11 Singles: 2.33 *Year-ago Albums: 10.59 Singles: 2.06 Atop the Charts Monthly record company market share as of October, based on units sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. MARKET SHARE Total Top-selling Rank Distributor share Albums Singles album 1 WEA 20.11% 20.11% 20.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. For the past seven years, Bob Pfeifer has been knocking around the music scene, trying to convince a major-label A&R exec to give him a shot at the spotlight. A bona-fide underground popster, Pfeifer founded the Human Switchboard, a short-lived group that produced one critically beloved album ("Who's Landing in My Hangar"), then broke up, leaving Pfeifer with a solo career (he recently put out an album on Jem Records).
NEWS
November 3, 1987 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
--Yves Pol is a man who knows where he's been, even if he doesn't always see where he's going. Pol ran the entire 26.2 miles of the New York City Marathon backward, finishing in 4 hours and 40 minutes, about the middle of the pack of 22,000 runners. "Mr. Pol had been suffering from a lung infection for the past several days, so his time was not as fast as he hoped it would be," said Shondar Dalton, the owner of an athletic shoe store in New York who spoke on behalf of Pol.
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