Saturday, March 14, 2009

Alan Livingston R.I.P.

The following was published in Japanese under the title of The Beatles, Bonanza, Beach Boys, Bozo and Blue Eyes: the Amazing Career of Alan Livingston in Record Collectors' Magazine (Japan) November 2001. I met Alan Livingston in LA during the summer of that year while working on a TV documentary about the Beatles.

Former CEO (and in other executive capacities) of Capitol Records during its glory period from 1947 to '67, Alan Livingston is no ordinary corporate executive. For example, in 1966 he sent one of his producers from Hollywood to San Francisco to talk to Steve Miller and to Quicksilver Messenger Service about signing with the label.
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