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March 19, 1992 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Want to go to a concert? Got a million bucks? Taking a date? Got two million bucks? The tickets are about 20 bucks each, then there's gas, dinner, drinks, rock 'n' roll T-shirts and maybe breakfast. Back in the '60s when Buddy Smith was playing around Ventura County, rock 'n' roll was more affordable. A couple of bucks for a Hollies' show in Oxnard or a Jimi Hendrix show in Santa Barbara and they didn't even serve booze or sell T-shirts then.
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March 19, 1992 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Want to go to a concert? Got a million bucks? Taking a date? Got two million bucks? The tickets are about 20 bucks each, then there's gas, dinner, drinks, rock 'n' roll T-shirts and maybe breakfast. Back in the '60s when Buddy Smith was playing around Ventura County, rock 'n' roll was more affordable. A couple of bucks for a Hollies' show in Oxnard or a Jimi Hendrix show in Santa Barbara and they didn't even serve booze or sell T-shirts then.
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March 22, 1997
George Albert, 83, president and publisher of Cash Box magazine. Albert developed Cash Box in 1942 as a trade publication for the vending machine industry. The name was derived from the box that collected coins used to activate the machines. Within a few years, the magazine added a section on the burgeoning business of jukeboxes, which in the 1940s largely determined sales of single records. The magazine listed and reviewed records for jukebox vendors and customers.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Seagram Co.'s MCA Records Inc. won a legal fight over the rights to a historic collection of rhythm and blues music, after the Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by a private European music company. The European company, Charly International Holdings Inc.
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May 8, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three armed assailants burst into the home studio of rhythm and blues music producer Hillery Davis in Toluca Lake and fatally shot him in the chest during a home invasion robbery Thursday night, police said Friday. An aspiring female singer who had just finished auditioning for Davis was tied up during the 8 p.m. robbery but was unharmed, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
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May 8, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three armed assailants burst into the home studio of a rhythm and blues music producer and fatally shot him in the chest during a home-invasion robbery Thursday night, Los Angeles police said. Hillery Davis, 52, had just finished an audition session with an aspiring female singer about 8 p.m., police said. The 25-year-old woman, whose name police would not disclose, said that as she was leaving Davis' home, three people forced their way though the front door.
NEWS
May 2, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm covers pop music for The Times Orange County Edition.
Roomful of Blues is one band that has no problem living up to its name. Actually, Houseful might be more appropriate. For more than 20 years, the versatile nine-piece band from Rhode Island has been earning respect in blues, R&B and roots-rock circles.
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September 5, 1995 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sudden death of outlaw deejay Wolfman Jack in July elevates his newly published autobiography, "Have Mercy!," from a pop-bio into something of a testament. And, as it turns out, "Have Mercy!" is one celebrity memoir that can also be read as a morality play. On the very first page, Wolfman Jack describes the deal that he struck with the devil, a deal that captures the huckstering spirit of American pop culture.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2001 | LORENZA MUNOZ
TELEVISION Even "The Producers" couldn't produce a ratings winner for the Tonys. Sunday's two-hour awards show on CBS continued its tradition of anemic Nielsens, despite enormous interest in the smash Broadway musical "The Producers," which was nominated for a record-breaking 15 awards and won a record 12 during the evening. CBS' telecast averaged about 9.1 million viewers, based on preliminary estimates available Monday.
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June 19, 1987 | ZAN STEWART
Saxophonist Brandon Fields has a split personality--career-wise, that is. The 29-year-old hornman not only leads his own group but works for such top local ensembles as the Rippingtons, Billy Childs, Pat Kelley and "The Late Show" band. "I like it like that, playing with a bunch of different people," he said. "I want to play in as many bands as I can where I can experiment and where my input is important. I think that makes me a better player."
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