About this memory
1980 – After working for months in down time at REL Studio in Atholl Place with Engineer Doug Bogie, David and Doug flew to USA with a demo album and trekked round record companies trying to secure a record deal. This trip was paid for with the money David received for winning the prestigious New Year Professional Sprint at Meadowbank.
They managed to blag their way into the lot at A and M Records and played their 3 minute segue of the straight to New York for David Kershenbaum, the head of the label. They were subsequently signed early in 1980 to A and M which was Herb Albert and Jerry Moss’s label.
On return home from the States David had the unusual task of turning down 3 other offers from Columbia, Warner Bros and a deal with another record company which the American Managers of the Bay City Rollers had secured for them. I remember they were not amused when we told them we had already signed to A and M.
Ref no – 188 – 1980 – Jim