Charts Reflected Unprecedented Dominance
Today's charts reflect a totally different pattern with the supremacy of one record label appearing to be a fantasy accomplishment. Stories of this dominance seem to be untrue. But think about it for a moment, a record label with the leading artist; Roberta Flack, Stephen Stills & Manassas, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, YES, Donny Hathaway, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Cream, George Carlin, Dr. John, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Derek & The Domino's, Jo Jo Gunne, Jackson Browne and ...The Rolling Stones! That's quite a remarkable feat and unsurpassed nowadays in the record industry. As those accomplishments became apparent, the promotion and marketing team supporting this magnitude of chart dominance earned the industry nickname as being referred to as the "Heavies." The word of their new found popularity spread quickly as the team of "Heavies" hit the road to promote their status with successful Softball and Football teams playing games across the country for numerous charities.
Radio personalities in this photo include; Bill Thomas; WNOE, Mike Green; WTIX, Larry Ryan; KEEL, Bob Mitchell; WTIX. (photograph courtesy Billboard Magazine)