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May 5, 1988 | PAUL GREIN
Uni Records, the newly launched subsidiary of MCA Records, owes its existence in part to the profits MCA has made with such mainstream, mass-appeal pop favorites as Tiffany and Jody Watley. Don't, however, look for Uni to sign such acts as Tiffany and Watley. The new label, which is releasing the British group Wet Wet Wet's "Wishing I Was Lucky" as its first single, is designed to establish the kind of hip, rock 'n' roll-oriented image that has long eluded its parent company.
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May 5, 1988 | PAUL GREIN
Uni Records, the newly launched subsidiary of MCA Records, owes its existence in part to the profits MCA has made with such mainstream, mass-appeal pop favorites as Tiffany and Jody Watley. Don't, however, look for Uni to sign such acts as Tiffany and Watley. The new label, which is releasing the British group Wet Wet Wet's "Wishing I Was Lucky" as its first single, is designed to establish the kind of hip, rock 'n' roll-oriented image that has long eluded its parent company.
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March 9, 2013
Chivas USA VS. FC DALLAS When: 2. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: UniMas. Records: Chivas USA 0-1, FC Dallas 1-0. Record vs. FC Dallas (2012): 0-0-3. Update: Chivas USA started the new season the same way it ended the last one - with a game without a win. The team's 3-0 loss to Columbus extended Chivas' franchise-record winless streak to 15 games. Not that anyone noticed since attendance was announced at 7,121, though observers said the "crowd" was far smaller.
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August 21, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Everybody loves to quote the immortal line from Shakespeare: "Kill all the lawyers." Now Al Stewart, who returns this week with a new album called "Last Days of the Century," is throwing darts at highly paid attorneys (though he somehow failed to single out any of our fave music-biz legal eagles). In his song "License to Steal," Stewart blasts lawyers as "ambulance chasers" with "greed hard to conceal."
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August 22, 2001 | From Times staff
and wire reports Betty Everett, an R&B singer in the 1960s known mainly for her 1964 hit "The Shoop, Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," has died. She was 61. Everett's body was found by family members Sunday morning at her home in Beloit, Wis. She apparently died of natural causes. Born in Greenwood, Miss., Everett started singing and playing piano in church at age 9. She moved to Chicago at 17 to live with a sister. She eventually married and had a daughter. The marriage ended in divorce.
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November 18, 1996 | ROBERT HILBURN
Diamond has written some of the most appealing songs of the modern pop era, from the downbeat optimism of "Solitary Man" and the sing-along charm of "Sweet Caroline" to the gritty self-affirmation of "I Am . . . I Said." So Diamond fans are likely to be puzzled when they pick up this three-disc retrospective and fail to recognize any of the first 10 titles on Disc 1--songs, such as "Blue Destiny" and "Clown Town," that were written before Diamond broke into the national charts in 1966.
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September 4, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Record industry insiders are still buzzing about MCA Records chairman Irving Azoff's surprise announcement of Al Teller as new president of the label, replacing Myron Roth, who moves over to MCA's Music Entertainment Group. No one questions the choice of Teller, who has impeccable credentials as an organization whiz after running CBS Records for much of the '80s. (Teller was unceremoniously fired earlier this year after an apparent falling-out with CBS Records chief Walter Yetnikoff.
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November 21, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
The Recording Academy has announced its annual list of works to be entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and they include recordings by Big Mama Thornton, Buck Owens, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Whitney Houston and 22 others. As explained in the Academy's announcement, the honor is bestowed as a way of "highlighting diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance.
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November 27, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
What a difference six months make. Last May, MCA Records chairman Irving Azoff announced the launching of Uni Records by saying MCA could speed its growth and up its share of the pop market by having two labels instead of one. Based in New York, Uni had its own A&R, promotion and artist development staff, headed by David Simone, a hot young British record exec. "When times are good," Azoff told the Times, "everyone wants to take another swing at bat."
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August 29, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Berle Adams, a onetime big-band booking agent who co-founded Mercury Records in the 1940s and later became a senior executive at MCA before launching his own successful business as an international television program sales representative and distributor, has died. He was 92. Adams, who had been ailing during the last year, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Ken Kleinberg, his son-in-law. "One of the things that's exciting and fortuitous about his life is he rose to great stature during a period when the music business was young and the television business was young," said Kleinberg, an entertainment lawyer.
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