Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Excerpts of "The Rock Trenches"

Live interview at WRNO-FM in New Orleans with YES's Rick Wakeman. (L-R) WRNO's 'Humble' Hugh Dillard, Atlantic Records Phillip Rauls, Rick Wakeman and YES manager Brian Lane
As Regional Promotion & Marketing Director for Atlantic Records in 1972, no doubt I was very fortunate to travel with YES on their U.S. tour on the release of the "YES" album and also their follow-up album titled "Fragile". On those tours I became good friends with keyboardist Rick Wakeman and later sold him a 1947 Packard that I shipped to London to join his collection of classic vintage automobiles. Read about those noteworthy days in the exciting book "The Rock Trenches - Journal of a Music Industry Executive" available at Amazon or Barnes & Noble for online purchase.
Phillip Rauls in his 1947 Packard that he sold to YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman as a cool addition to his modest antique classic car collection. 
"The Rock Trenches ~ Journal of a Music Industry Executive" is available in Kindle version & paperback

Monday, June 25, 2018

Photo Selected For Legendary Record Box Set Archive Booklet

Classic photo featured in the 2012 release of the Record Box set titled "Never To Be Forgotten - The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974" on Light In The Attic Records. The collectors item box set has 20 different Stax songs on ten different single 45 RPM records. Plus, the package includes a classy 72 page color glossy booklet that features interviews from several influential Stax artists and former executives for the famous record label. Only a limited number of box sets were originally issued with each one being individually numbered for archive reference. Photo by Phillip Rauls