When WBZ played covers instead of hits

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 11:11:46 EDT 2007

On 6/20/07, Roger Kirk <rogerkirk@ttlc.net> wrote:

> Pursuing the notion that record reps had influence, is it possible that
> because of the large number of releases on Fontana in 1966, that going
> with another label for Winchester Cathedral was possibly a favor to someone?

Bruce Bradley used to joke on the air about a "record promoter" with
the name of Rock Needleman and did so often.

I always thought Needleman was a gag until I met him on the infamous
night of of the Sgt Peper release. Dick Summer (among others) started
airing the album a day early ( Summer on WBZ-FM) and Needleman showed
up at WTBS with a copy and said it was OK to play it.

I believe somebody at WBZ had a copy flown in from London where the
album had been released the day before it would have been in the US.

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