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COIN MACHINE PAGES 45 TO 50 The International Music-Record Newsweekly Muntz Will Rollout Instant Tape Store By ELIOT TIEGEL LOS ANGELES— Muntz is cxpamling his Cartridge City retail operation with the unveil- ing here of "instant stores." The stores are a new innovation for Muntz and involve specially built mobile trailers converted into 4-irack music and player shops. WOHO is also playing "And When I Die" from this LP. NEEDED FOR SUMMER Announcer available to travel with professional sports shows. Polydor, incidentally, is the only Canadian company which puts guarantees in with all cassette product. Muntz is also planning to open a company-owned retail shop in Chicago, which could be its fourth. The Led Zeppelin was discovered by listening to a Detroit progressive rock FM station and WOHO de- cided to play the cut "Good Times, Bad Times" from that LP as a single. He hesitates about forecasting just how far the tape field will grow, but does believe, prediction-wise, that Canada is about to feel the trend towards independent producers which is in vogue elsewhere.
"My entire relationship with them (CSC) and all future con- tracts are subject to negotiation, period." said Cosby. is subject to negotiation." Creatronics Making Sound Equipment for Audio Mart LOS ANGELEv S— Creatron- ics, an arm ol newly formed To- gether Records, is developing electronic sound equipment for the professional audio market. Larry Delaney has left 'Capilol Rec- Jf^Dif^^K Los Angeles where he was press informa- 'i"""^" tion manager. The line includes seven cas- sette units, ranging from a .95 (model 220) unit to a 9.95 (2I6S) model; five reel-to-reel players, ranging from .95 to 9, and five 8-track units, ranging from a portable (CP8) at .95 to a 9 (802R) player. "Each company we deal with will be responsible for marketing our productions throughout the world with the exception of Canada, where we will market the product ourselves.
''They create a brand new sound that ^^g P^ just wasnt around before^say friends ^^-^il S of The Friends lilte Ibny Curtis, Chuck W^M^ Connors, Patty Duke and Bill Russell, ^^p g Make friends with The Friends yourself! Phyllis Rabb resigned from Ihc William Morris Agency alter 17 years for an executive position with Raymond Kalz Enterprises, a personal management organization. At William Morris she negotiated for Angela Lansbury, Carol Channing, Alan Jay Lemer, David Merrick and Walter Mathieu, among others. Hall, Ampcx Slerco Tapes division vice-president and general manager, was elected a vice-president of Ampex Corp. He was appointed vice-presi- dent in charge of AST in February 1968, when AST was elevated to division status within the Ampex corporation. MAY 24, 1969, BILLBOARD Billboard Insider's Report WASHINGTON — The Se- ciirilies and Exchange Ci Nnmis- sion*s April official stimmary of "insider" Ininsuctions reports trading lcks are reported first, follawed by over-the-counter): Ampex Corp. exercised option to buv 4.500 shares, giving him I7. For the "SUMMER IS A TAPE THING'' kit and extra Peter Max potters, Just fill out the Order form on this page. ERC hopes to interest local businessmen plus major U. manu- facturers in opening plants in the projected industrial park. has already announced plans to build a million plant and hire hardcore uncmployables. Strickle H, General Manoger/ Music Director BP: "The Chicago Transit Authority." Best cuts from this album are "I'm a Man," and "Listen." Columbia. Recent examples of this include "Twilight Woman," a Canadian single by the 49th Parallel that paid off after a determined Quality promotion campaign; "Baby Let's Wait" by the Royal Guardsmen, which broke in Ontario first in North America; "Star Crossed Lovers" by Neil Sedaka, which came out of left field to be a Canadian giant, and "Tricia Tell Your Daddy" by Andy Kim, which became a monster record here though not in the U. As Lee Farley sums up Quality's success story, "We have always believed that in order to play a major role in the record industry, you have to always strive to be a leader.
^i^^^ Avco Embassy Into Disks; Label Will Be Helmed by Hugo & Luigi CAPITOL RECORDS PACTS a six-artist production deal with Perceptions Productions of New York. Tom Morgan, vice president of Eastern operations for Capitol; Terry Phillips, president of Perceptions, and Roy Batachio. The deal calls for singles and albums by such groups as the Jon Bartell Thing and noted songwriter- guitarist-composer Maurice Irby Jr.. Pumpkin Pie." The Bartell Thing LP is being produced by writer-producer Jimmy Curtiss and Phillips and will be the first release. Rick Sidoti, Liberty regiontil sales and promotion manager, to Forward Records as national promotion manager. The newly appointed corporate vice-president joined Ampex five years ago as manager of marketing research in the equipment field. The announcement that he the corporate post was made during AST's distributor sales meeting in Rome. — E, E, Prince exercised option to buy 1.950 shares, giving him 2.1.^0. ii HMiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin^ Ampex Bowing Mil Drive • Continued from paf*e I piro with AST advertising and promotion manager, Jim John- son. (WBCR) Lenny Bronitetn, Music Director BP: "Strange Brew"/"Tales of Brave Ulysses," Cream, Atco. BLFH: "Nothing But a Heartache," Flirtations, Deram. Our success has been built on excitement and enthusiasm, belief in our product, the best sales and promotion teams in Canada, top-flight service to dealers and radio stations, constant research and rigid inspec- tion at all times to maintain the highest possible quality of product." "Also, because someone lives in Montreal and learns to speak French, that does not mean he is a French Canadian.
There were a lot of last-minute cancellations (Continued on paj^c 71) LP's Putting PD's in Spin Bv CLAIDE HALL NEW YORK — The pro- gramming of albums is giving Top 40 radio program and mu- sic directors a headache. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii LA DOLCE VITA —TAPE STYLE ROME — The universal lure of a stereo lape CARtridgc sys- leni was untlerscorett in (he fol- lowing classiticd ad which ap- peared in ihc Sunday (4) Daily American: iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiii Diiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiii^ VOI NG LADY wanted to share large beautiful garden 'small apart- ment housing: landscape paintings of Spanish scenes: latest slerco- tape cartridge system, music. ""*""' Jutt moll raquaat order today " 569 BILLBOARD, 2160 Palterton Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214 Pleoie enter my lubicriplion to BILLBOARD for □ 1 YEAR □ 3 YEARS □ New □ Renew Q Poymentt enclosed Q 2 EXTRA itiuet for coih Q Bill me later Above lub Kriplion rotei for Continental U. He formerly teamed with Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland as song- writers in Detroit. They were strongly supported by arranger-conductor Wilson Brown, although opening nighi found them relying too heavily on audience participation for song requests which led to an over emphasis on solo bits. Execs, Philips Talks CHICAGO — Five Mercury Record Corp. Newhurgcr exer- cised option 10 buy 6.457 shares, giving him I0.%3 he U person- ally. 1 he Hip sitic is a Bradley speech, with background music bv Barnum. The single is receiving air- ' play, either as a paid political announcement or as a single r&b release, said Barnum. Saw you in a fairy tale or was it just a dream white and yellow jasmine trees, time a mere machine flashes of a New Year light up a stellar sky love is really everywhere^to see it is to fly Things ain't like they used to be if you want to you can see words of love on chestnut trees written by sweet memories While we are riding on the avenues of time the bird of life drinks from the cups of wine waits until we're ready for the Prince's gift of love Secret mirror photographs shining in your eyes I'm married to the universe my brother is the sky stars can see to moke a wish and hearts with wings can fly come with me and see my love so we can never die Wri Uen by: Felix Cavaliere ^ubluhed hy: Slactar «sc*p Copyright © 1M9 COMI BILLBOARD ™ ™ wm m Mm mm In the May 31st Issue, BILLBOARD launches the first Industry-wide promotion to malie Summer a Tape Thing for everyone — manufacturers, dealers, consumers! program to de- velop industry in the black community of south central Los Angeles. "That's why the industry has not been able to turn the really big French-Canadian successes into English Canadian hits. The check was the result of a combined effort of Quality, Taylor, Pearson and Carson, through their V. aff Utale, Atlantic/ Atco, with Radio CKLG in Vancouver.
Every- one realizes that something must he done to make programming of album cuts easier, but few people are doing anything about it. as WCFL music director Jim Stagg, Chicago, put it: "The problem isn't going to go away." Several program directors, such as Bob Todd at WAKY. Rominiecki joins CBS EVR division as EVR demonstration engineer. executives are in Holland for week-long meetings with the European affiliates of Philips Phonographic Industries. SUMMER IS A TAPE THING Is more than an exceptional Issue for your advertising message. The six-year-old tape firm will establish an office in a planned Walts-Willowbrook industrial park, to interview and hire people for sales and engineering jobs, revealed ATD's Vice-President Warren Gray. MAKING A presentation of a check from Taylor, Pearson and Carson, Ltd., distributor for Quality Records in Canada are, left to right, Reg Ayres. A percentage of the selling price of each album, "Radio CKLG — Super Golden Goodies," was awarded by CKLG to the Vancouver Christmas Bureau. I.'S FAMOUS (8) WEEK COURSE for the flrst-cla M Radio Telephone Li- cense la the shortest, most effective course In the nation.
It's also understood that he will receive 20 per cent of the in- come from Apple Corp.. The company is selecting a sight for the trailer, which will be driven to a location and then placed on a foundation. Recently he set up a pro- duction deal for Bones Howe with A&M Records and with Terry Melcher and RCA Rec- ords. Gmiss, station manager of WABJ in Adrian, Mich., has been elected a vice- president in the parent firm of Gerity Broadcasting. Kids dug the movie, said Simp- son, and wanted to hear the tunc. Now, of course, WOHO has had to replace the record on the playlist because of its popular- ity, although it was dropped be- fore as a failure. 1 rated station In top-30 market wants Flrit-Pbone, all-nl(ht Jock. Other key executives include Charles van Rompu, administration manager; Guy Bertrand, marketing man- ager; Frank Henry, national sales manager, Gilles Marchand, who heads up the classical division; and Rudi Assaly, who controls the tape division. "I know this sounds rather corny, but I mean it sincerely . Since that time the company has grown into oik of the largest in- dependent record manufacturers and record distributors in the world, currently employing a staff of over 350.