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Been snapped with the Bay City Rollers on your iPhone? Got photographic proof of your promotions chief slaying the karaoke machine? Swimming the Bristol Channel for charity and want the industry to rally round? Tell us all about it. And we’ll tell everyone else. Send your out-of-hours snaps and stories to runoffgroove@intentmedia.co.uk


A TRUE DIAMOND You get a good breed of legend strolling around the Sony UK offices. Celebrating the release of his new Very Best Of album, Neil Diamond recently popped in and flashed us his famous grin with his label team. [Left to right] Phil Savill, Faye Donaldson, Nicola Tuer, Nick Gatfield, Neil Diamond, Edgar Berger, Katie Diamond and Nick Stewart.


ON THE ROB Nothing says, ‘We love you’ like a leather football in a perspex case. And The O2 sure love Robbie at the moment - his sold- out three night run last week was universally hailed as a triumph. On the second night, the venue’s general manager Rebecca Kane presented Mr. Williams with this special trophy.


ARCHIVE MUSIC WEEK November 30, 1991


The future of Chrysalis Records has been secured by the financial muscle of Thorn EMI after the major bought the rest of the record company for £16.9m. EMI Music president Jim Fifield says the deal will give Chrysalis the boost it needs in the UK and US... Island Records’ Chris Blackwell (left) is planning legal action against the administrator of Bob


Marley’s estate if MCA’s $15.2m bid for the Marley legacy goes uncontested. Administrator Louis Byles is threatening not to present Blackwell’s $8.2m bid… PPL on behalf of Sony Music is restricting radio play of the new Michael Jackson album to 15 minutes in any one-hour period to protect the album from copyright infringement… Volkswagen is to sponsor next year’s European tour by Genesis. The car manufacturer is providing an undisclosed sum… Commenting on some graffiti art near the Cromwell Road site in London saying ‘For god so loved the world that he gave his only Son.y’, Jonathan Morrish says: “I always knew that the company had the answer to the question why, but I never knew it was on such a cosmic scale.”


NEW RELEASES RECOMMENDED 30.11.91


MICHAEL JACKSON Dangerous THE KLF/TAMMY WYNETTE Justified And Ancient Michael Jackson’s Dangerous is a record where Jacko discovers jack swing in a “big way” and a collection largely based on “grooves rather than melody”. It has become the fastest No.1 album of all- time, hitting the chart spot three days after release. Sony estimate it sold more than 200,000 copies. Meanwhile, The KLF’s “smash hit” is derived from the simple formula of “a 49-year-old country singer, meaningless lyrics and a dance beat,” says Alan Jones.


POS ARTIST


SINGLES TOP 5 30.11.91 SINGLE


1 MICHAEL JACKSON 3 ALTERN 8 4 BIZARRE INC 5 2 UNLIMITED Black or White


2 VIC REEVES & THE WONDER STUFF Dizzy


Activ 8 (Come With Me)


Playing With Knives Get Ready For This


What’s your karaoke speciality? Getting away before it starts.


© Official Charts Company


ALBUMS TOP 5 30.11.91 POS ARTIST


ALBUM 1 MICHAEL JACKSON 2 U2 3 GENESIS 4 SIMPLY RED 5 ENYA Dangerous Achtung Baby We Can’t Dance Stars Shepherd Moons © Official Charts Company


What’s your favourite single/ track of all time? That is difficult and changes day by day but would likely be a Led Zeppelin, Pixies or David Bowie track. Today, having recently seen the Soulwax-made tribute Dave, probably Ashes To Ashes by David Bowie.


Recommend a track Music Week readers may not have heard... There are two hopefully few people have heard, one is from a new signing we are trying to secure and the other a new Editors song I have heard which is amazing. But one that is readily available and anyone should hear is Desert Raven by Jonathan Wilson.


SUPER TED PPL reshuffled its Board at its performer meet last week – with Ted Carroll retiring after eight years. The popular exec was toasted with a specially- commissioned PPL cake. Back Row - Peter Leathem, chief executive officer, Fran Nevrkla, chairman and Lauren Rozwadowski, Record Company Services, PPL. Front row - Ace Records and newly appointed PPL Board member, Roger Armstrong and Ted Carroll, Ace Records.


KEY SONGS IN THE LIFE OF


EDWIN SCHRÖTER


Managing director, [PIAS] Label Group


First record you remember buying? Golden Brown by The Stranglers.


Which song was the first dance at your wedding? I managed to get married without dancing but the track that would be most suitable would be Hotel Yorba by The White Stripes which is the most danceable track on our soundtrack of falling in love.


Favourite artist meeting of your life so far? Different ones for different reasons but a lunch with Malcolm McLaren certainly would be high on the list.


Which track would you like played at your funeral? I haven’t thought of that yet. Thanks for the reminder... My first quick thought would be a Nick Cave or Joan As Police Woman track.


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