July 24, 1987
10 musts for any clubs invitation list: Richard Duardo, L.A.'s version of Andy Warhol. Michele Lamy, hot fashion designer who loves to be seen. Allee Willis, songwriter/painter who just wants to have fun. David Schiff, CAA agent who's always in the right place at the right time. Billy Gerber, Warner Bros. v.p. known as the rock 'n' roll exec. Timothy and Barbara Leary, the former LSD guru and his wife who count as one. Charlie Minor, A&M senior v.p. who always has 20 people in tow.
October 1, 1995
As an artist, close friend and neighbor of Charlie Minor, I wanted to go on record that he was one of the most sincere and caring people that I ever met--not only in the music industry, but in my life ("Death of a Salesman," by Hugo Martin, Sept. 24). As many were, I was devastated to hear the news of his death in March and recently dedicated my album "Carved in Stone" to Charlie because of our friendship. Yes, he was "flamboyant" . . . he was "extravagant" . . . but most of all he really cared about people and was just out to have a good time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1997
A stripper pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the 1995 shooting death of a music industry executive who was slain at his rented Malibu house. Suzette Melina McClure, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced June 3. She faces up to 19 years to life in prison and a fine of $10,000 for killing Charlie Minor, whose body was found in his bedroom with multiple gunshot wounds.
September 24, 1993
Pamela A. Pickering was elected as the first female chairman and chief executive of the 14-year-old American Film Marketing Assn. Pickering, vice president of international distribution at Republic Pictures International, defeated Lloyd Kaufman with 68% of the vote. She replaces Michael Goldman, who completed his two-year term. The association is made up of 105 independent film companies that produce, finance and license films internationally.
April 22, 1990 |
If you've been keeping track, you've probably noticed that A&M president Gil Friesen isn't the only key exec who has abruptly left the troubled label in recent weeks. So far our scorecard includes Jeff Gold (who's joined Warner Bros. as senior vice president of creative services), David Steffen, the label's sales and distribution chief, and Jesus Garber, the chief of its black promotion department, who have departed without announcing any official plans.