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August 3, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seagram's Universal Music Group closed an estimated $400-million deal Wednesday to acquire Rondor Music, the world's leading independent music publishing company, from record industry veterans Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. Universal, the world's largest record company, beat out Sony and Bertelsmann to land the 60,000-song catalog, which includes classic tunes by Al Green, Otis Redding and the Beach Boys and new hits by Madonna collaborator William Orbit.
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August 3, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seagram's Universal Music Group closed an estimated $400-million deal Wednesday to acquire Rondor Music, the world's leading independent music publishing company, from record industry veterans Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. Universal, the world's largest record company, beat out Sony and Bertelsmann to land the 60,000-song catalog, which includes classic tunes by Al Green, Otis Redding and the Beach Boys and new hits by Madonna collaborator William Orbit.
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March 9, 1998 | ROY RIVENBURG, Times Staff Writer
What the Heck Is TCP?: In our last episode of blooper lyrics in great songs, we left you hanging about a mysterious verse in Aretha Franklin's 1967 classic, "Respect": R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, take out TCP. Despite a footnote that we double-checked the words with a New York Times lyric book, several readers phoned to insist--most in a rather superior tone--that the line was actually "take care of TCB."
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