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March 30, 1986
Robert Hilburn closed his otherwise excellent article on Rhino Records by stating that Rhino's catalogue never got played on the radio ("Rhinos Zany Charge Into Pop's Humor and History," March 9) So what's "The Dr. Demento Show"? Chopped liver? For the last 15 years, Dr. Demento has played a virtual greatest hits of Rhino Records. In fact, Demento's first few comedy compilation LP's (he has three, including a recently released six-record set on Rhino/Capitol) are on the Rhino label.
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June 9, 1991 | Tom Waldman, Edited by Mary McNamara
Six years ago, in a moment of zealous devotion, Richard Foos, president of Santa Monica-based Rhino Records, swore that he would never sell out the '60s: "I despise the music of the 1970s," he snarled. But nostalgia by any other name is just as profitable. So it was not too surprising to notice in music stores a series of compact discs called "Have a Nice Day: Super Hits of the '70s" and bearing the Rhino label.
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MAGAZINE
June 9, 1991 | Tom Waldman, Edited by Mary McNamara
Six years ago, in a moment of zealous devotion, Richard Foos, president of Santa Monica-based Rhino Records, swore that he would never sell out the '60s: "I despise the music of the 1970s," he snarled. But nostalgia by any other name is just as profitable. So it was not too surprising to notice in music stores a series of compact discs called "Have a Nice Day: Super Hits of the '70s" and bearing the Rhino label.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1986
Robert Hilburn closed his otherwise excellent article on Rhino Records by stating that Rhino's catalogue never got played on the radio ("Rhinos Zany Charge Into Pop's Humor and History," March 9) So what's "The Dr. Demento Show"? Chopped liver? For the last 15 years, Dr. Demento has played a virtual greatest hits of Rhino Records. In fact, Demento's first few comedy compilation LP's (he has three, including a recently released six-record set on Rhino/Capitol) are on the Rhino label.
NEWS
September 18, 1985
Two one-time record distributing firm executives have pleaded no contest to two counts each of selling bootleg Beatles and Black Sabbath record albums. Richard Foos, 36, of Los Angeles and Robert Marin, 35, of Beverly Hills were ordered by Los Angeles Municipal Judge Michael E. Pastor to each pay fines and penalties of $11,300, Deputy City Atty. Arthur B. Walsh said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 1988 | Patrick Goldstein
When Billboard magazine touted the 10th anniversary of Rhino Records (known for its kooky sense of humor) in a recent ad supplement, the copy heralded the label's achievements in National Enquirer-style, with garish headlines and startling photos. One headline: "Rhino Scientists Unveil One-Inch Compact Discs!" It was accompanied by a photo of a scientist displaying one (it was actually a washer). Not everybody got the joke.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1999
Richard Foos, president of Rhino Entertainment, and Patty DeDominic, founder of PDQ Personnel Services Inc., will be keynote speakers Sept. 25 at the Los Angeles Times Small Business Strategies Conference. Foos and DeDominic have earned reputations for their commitment to community service. In addition to creating the Rhino Records label, a film production company and other businesses, Foos helped found organizations dedicated to social awareness in business.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1999
Eight sessions in Spanish will be offered at the Los Angeles Times Small Business Strategies Conference on Sept. 24-25. The offering is part of a partnership with the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion. The paper's executives and business editors will duplicate eight of the 48 sessions offered in English, but will choose the Spanish-language speakers and modify the content for Latino business owners. The Friday sessions are Business Programs and Resources for Minorities, at 11 a.m.
NEWS
November 11, 2004
What do you do when your collection of pop culture paraphernalia outgrows its storage space? If you're Richard Foos and Bob Marin, you bring it out of hiding and offer it for rent or sale. Friday the two pals, partners and pack rats are opening Duck Soup, a shop they're billing as a "mecca for all things pop culture." If you're looking for a coffee table that doubles as an amp and guitar stand, a set of Beatles bobbleheads or a Rolling Stones pinball machine, Duck Soup's the place.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1987 | STEVE POND
A little MTV goes a long way. "Friday Night Videos" doesn't come on until 1:30 in the morning. "The Tonight Show" only rarely features musicians. David Letterman rarely gives pop musicians more than a couple of minutes at the end of the night. Fox Television's "Late Show," which tried to have the strongest pop music presence of any late-night TV show, is being replaced by a comedy-oriented program. When it comes to late-night television, it seems, pop music fans don't have much to look at.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
It's not unusual for two greatest-hits albums by a single recording artist to be released simultaneously. But it is rare to have two compact disc albums released by different record companies. That's what is happening this month, however, to Merle Haggard, one of the dozen most compelling singer-songwriters ever in country music.
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