'The Rhino Records Story' Hits Bookshelves Soon
September 5, 2013 at 2:43 PM (PT)
SELECTBOOKS will publish "The RHINO RECORDS Story: Revenge of the Music Nerds," written by RHINO Co-Founder HAROLD BRONSON, on OCTOBER 22nd, which coincides with RHINO RECORDS' 40th anniversary. The book will detail how a small L.A. record store launched a music label that went from generating $90,000 in sales that first year to over $100 million in 2001.
BRONSON and Co-Founder RICHARD FOOS took a unique, unconventional approach to business initially focusing on releasing compilation albums of pop, rock, and R&B successes from the 1950s through the 1980s, then helped revitalize the careers of such acts such as THE TURTLES, THE MONKEES and TOMMY JAMES. RHINO was also known for its releases of novelty material and comedy albums, including retrospectives of such legendary comedy acts as RICHARD PRYOR, STAN FREBERG, TOM LEHRER and SPIKE JONES.
"The RHINO RECORDS Story" offers exclusive stories of rock history, evolving pop culture, and unique insights into the music. BRONSON also vividly portrays the unique anti-authoritarian personalities of the company founders and their rich, often absurdist sense of humor.