Videos tagged with PAUL RUSSELL
When CBS Television was fighting rivals ABC and NBC to screen the Moscow Olympics, they asked CBS Records boss Walter Yetnikoff to go to Russia to do the deal. Yetnikoff didn't want to go, but CBS boss Bill Paley offered him a special reward if he was successful. Walter pulled it off, but his reward wasn't what Walter had in mind.......
When the Rolling Stones signed for CBS records it was a big occasion for everyone. Everything was lined up for a huge celebratory dinner in Paris - and all was going well until the CBS man grabbed the Rolling Stones man by the lapels...... (NB a little bit of bad language was involved!)
Julio Inglesias was a well-known singer in Europe and South America, but hardly known in Britain and North America. When CBS heard him sing "Begin the Beguine" they wanted to sign him straight away. But their efforts were nearly thwarted by the man from the Dutch Antilles!
In I980 Paul Russell was running CBS in Australia when Shakin' Stevens was on a nationwide tour. The record was number one, the tour was sold out, and everything was going well. Except that "Shaky" was very keen to have his picture taken with a kangaroo. Hmmm.....