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February 27, 2001
Veteran record executive Ron Fair has been named president of A&M Records. Fair, formerly senior vice president of artists and repertoire at RCA Records, will fill a job that has been vacant since 1999, when A&M was folded into Universal Music Group's Interscope division as part of Universal's merger with PolyGram. At RCA, Fair was credited with signing pop sensation Christina Aguilera.
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August 14, 2006 | Charles Duhigg, Times Staff Writer
Ron Fair, the new chairman of Geffen Records, is the rarest type of music chief: a musician. The son of an opera singer, Fair has taught himself to play multiple instruments. He tried his hand as a wedding singer, jingle writer and pianist before eventually rising to prominence as the executive behind such acts as Christina Aguilera, the Black Eyed Peas and the Pussycat Dolls.
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SPORTS
June 14, 1994 | Times staff writer David W. Myers catches up with former Dodgers and Angels
One of the original Los Angeles Dodgers, the first baseman and outfielder appeared in four World Series with the club before being traded to the Montreal Expos in 1969. The left-hander spent another decade in the majors, ending his 21-year career in 1978 with the Angels. He hit 215 home runs and had a .266 career batting average. Fairly worked as a sportscaster for Channel 5 before joining the Angels' broadcasting team in 1982.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2001
Veteran record executive Ron Fair has been named president of A&M Records. Fair, formerly senior vice president of artists and repertoire at RCA Records, will fill a job that has been vacant since 1999, when A&M was folded into Universal Music Group's Interscope division as part of Universal's merger with PolyGram. At RCA, Fair was credited with signing pop sensation Christina Aguilera.
SPORTS
December 9, 1986
Ron Fairly, longtime Angel radio broadcaster, has left the club to become the lead radio and television announcer for the San Francisco Giants. Fairly replaces Hank Greenwald, whose contract wasn't renewed by San Francisco station KNBR. Fairly played 21 years in the major leagues and has spent the last eight seasons as the commentator on Angel broadcasts. Fairly reportedly was only offered a one-year contract by Golden West Broadcasting, which employs the Angel announcers.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2006 | Charles Duhigg, Times Staff Writer
Ron Fair, the new chairman of Geffen Records, is the rarest type of music chief: a musician. The son of an opera singer, Fair has taught himself to play multiple instruments. He tried his hand as a wedding singer, jingle writer and pianist before eventually rising to prominence as the executive behind such acts as Christina Aguilera, the Black Eyed Peas and the Pussycat Dolls.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2006 | Charles Duhigg
Universal Music Group, the nation's largest record company, announced the formation of a new label, Suretone Records. The new imprint is a joint venture between Universal's Interscope Records and Jordan Schur, who headed Universal's Geffen Records for more than six years.
SPORTS
August 5, 1991 | From Associated Press
Overcoming two first-half touchdowns wiped out by penalties, the Pittsburgh Steelers used Neil O'Donnell's 34-yard touchdown pass play to Ron Fair in the fourth quarter to defeat the Washington Redskins, 16-7, in an NFL exhibition game Sunday night. Chip Lohmiller missed two field goal attempts for the Redskins, who played all four of their quarterbacks a quarter apiece and were inconsistent offensively.
NEWS
September 22, 2005 | Chris Lee, Special to The Times
ADD West Hollywood's Pussycat Dolls to the long list of Sunset Strip-spawned rock and pop bands that have put albums into the national Top 10. The group's debut recording, "PCD," entered the national sales chart at No. 5 after selling 99,000 copies its first week of release. Unlike such predecessors as the Doors or Guns N' Roses, whose careers took off after humble beginnings in Sunset Strip clubs, the Dolls didn't rock their way to the top.
SPORTS
October 2, 1993 | MAL FLORENCE
Worm-derived potions are seemingly the rage in China--witness the world track records the Chinese women are breaking. So Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press wondered how long before the NFL's Lions partake. "Are you nuts?" safety Bennie Blades said. "I can't even drink tequila knowing there's a worm in the bottom of the bottle." Quarterback Andre Ware also shuns worms. He said his meal the night before a game is a McChicken sandwich, fries, Sprite and pie. Very nutritious.
SPORTS
June 14, 1994 | Times staff writer David W. Myers catches up with former Dodgers and Angels
One of the original Los Angeles Dodgers, the first baseman and outfielder appeared in four World Series with the club before being traded to the Montreal Expos in 1969. The left-hander spent another decade in the majors, ending his 21-year career in 1978 with the Angels. He hit 215 home runs and had a .266 career batting average. Fairly worked as a sportscaster for Channel 5 before joining the Angels' broadcasting team in 1982.
SPORTS
December 9, 1986
Ron Fairly, longtime Angel radio broadcaster, has left the club to become the lead radio and television announcer for the San Francisco Giants. Fairly replaces Hank Greenwald, whose contract wasn't renewed by San Francisco station KNBR. Fairly played 21 years in the major leagues and has spent the last eight seasons as the commentator on Angel broadcasts. Fairly reportedly was only offered a one-year contract by Golden West Broadcasting, which employs the Angel announcers.
SPORTS
October 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Paul Justin completed 33 of 47 passes for a school-record 534 yards and four touchdowns and Ron Fair had a school and conference-record 19 catches for 277 yards and three touchdowns as Arizona State upset No. 23 Washington State, 44-39, in a Pacific 10 game Saturday night at Tempe, Ariz. The winning touchdown for the Sun Devils came on a two-yard run by Kelvin Fisher with 1:02 left in the game.
NEWS
August 7, 2003 | Kevin Bronson, with Lina Lecaro and Jeff Miller
Driveblind hits the fast lane Singer Terry McDermott glances in amazement at the scene on Sunset Boulevard, where a throng spills onto the sidewalk after the latest Viper Room show by the Scottish sextet Driveblind. "I was always told about the American dream," he says, "but I didn't ever think it would happen to us." It did -- in one whirlwind summer.
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