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Author Harold Bronson Celebrates his new memoir

October 3, 2013

YellowBrix

The Rhino Records Story: Revenge of the Music Nerds With Los Angeles Appearances LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 22nd, SelectBooks, Inc. will publish Harold Bronson's memoir, THE RHINO RECORDS STORY: REVENGE OF THE MUSIC NERDS. This inside story of how a small record store in Los Angeles launched a music label that became one of the industry's biggest and best is being released to coincide with Rhino Records' 40th anniversary. Fans and friends of Rhino will be given a chance to peek "behind the pages" at three events being held to celebrate the book's publication.

On November 1 at 7:30 pm, the UCLA Film and Television Archive will host a screening of the 1998 Rhino Films and Warner Brothers feature film, "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" at the Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, with an appearance and book signing by Bronson. Tickets for the event are $10.

On November 3 at 4:30 pm, Bronson will read from his book and sign copies at Arcana Book Store, 8675 Washington Blvd, Culver City.

On November 7 at 7 pm, Bronson will read from his book and sign copies at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

NY Times bestselling novelist Jonathan Kellerman praised THE RHINO RECORDS STORY, saying: "This witty and compelling book can be enjoyed on several levels: as a fascinating insider's look at the recording industry, as a classic tale of rag-to-riches business triumph, and as pure entertainment due to Bronson's dry, ironic wit."

Rhino Records, which Bronson co-founded with his partner Richard Foos, initially focused on releasing compilation albums of pop and rock from the 1950s through the 1980s. The label contributed to revitalizing the careers of The Turtles and The Monkees. Rhino was also known for its releases of novelty material and comedy albums, including retrospectives of Richard Pryor and Stan Freberg.

Rhino later released home video re-issues of television programs including "South Park" and "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and launched Rhino Films which produced features, including the cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

In 1998 Rhino Records became a subsidiary of the Warner Music Group. Bronson left the company in October 2001. The original record store closed its doors in 2005. Find The Rhino Records Story by Harold Bronson on Facebook.

Contact: Jane Ayer Jane Ayer Public Relations 818 582-8481 jane@janeayerpr.com

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