ANDRE PREVIN - DOCUMENT MULTI-SIGNED 12/01/1958 CO-SIGNED BY: MORRIS (MORRIE) LEVY, LARRY FUNK - HFSID 287671
Previn signs a document changing the dates of his engagement at Levy's Round Table nightclub, also signed by Levy and by band leader turned MCA executive Larry Funk, included in a 28 page packet of documents related to Previn and MCA
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ANDRÉ PREVIN CO-SIGNED BY: MORRIS LEVY and LARRY FUNK Previn signs a document changing the dates of his engagement at Levy's Round Table nightclub, also signed by Levy and by band leader turned MCA executive Larry Funk, included in a 28 page packet of documents related to Previn and MCA Documentary Letter signed: "Andre Previn", "Morris Levy Pres", "Larry Funk". New York, N.Y., 1958 July 16. On letterhead of Music Corporation of America to Morris Levy, The Round Table, New York, N.Y. Supplementary letter modifying a contract of March 11, 1958 between Previn and the Round Table, delaying by one day the start of Previn's engagement there (to September 15, 1958), with pro rata reduction of his first week's payment. Signed by Funk on behalf of MCA. Acceptance signed by Previn and Levy. This document is part of a 28 page packet of documents and contracts related to Previn and MCA. The other documents include two more of Previn's signatures and multiple sets of initials. ANDRÉ PREVIN (1929-2019) has made over 400 recordings as a conductor and pianist in virtually every field of composition, from symphony and concerto to chamber music and song. He has also served as a musical director and principal conductor for a number of prestigious orchestras, including the principal conductor of the Houston Symphony (1967-1970), the London Symphony (1968-1970), the Pittsburgh Symphony (1976-1984) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (beginning in 1987) and was music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1985-1989) and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1985-1986). As a film composer and arranger, he has won four Academy Awards, for Gigi, Porgy and Bess, Irma La Douce, and My Fair Lady. MORRIS "MORRIE" LEVY (1927-1990) owned nightclubs in New York City in the late 1940s, including most famously Birdland, home to the bebop movement in jazz. His Round Table lounge booked many well-known musicians. In 1956, Levy founded Roulette Records, and became a major figure in the recording industry. Levy was notorious for claiming ownership rights to early rock songs he had no part in composing or recording, earning more from the resulting royalties than from record releases. In the late 1970s, Levy and John Lennon sued each other, both winning their suits but with Lennon the net winner in damages assessed. In 1986, Levy was convicted of extortion and sentenced to federal prison, but died before beginning his sentence. Corrupt record executive Herman "Hesh" Rabkin on the TV series The Sopranos is allegedly based on Morrie Levy. LARRY FUNK, formerly a band leader, became an MCA executive. Edges of some documents lightly frayed. Overall fine condition.
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