Alan W. Livingston

American businessman Alan W. Livingston

Alan Wendell Livingston, born Alan Wendell Levison, was an American businessman best known for his tenures at Capitol Records, first as a writer/producer best known for creating Bozo the Clown for a series of record-album and illustrative read-along children's book sets, then as the executive who signed The Beatles to Capitol in November 1963.
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Sonoma's own Bozo the Clown - Sonoma Valley Sun
Google News - over 6 years
Mr. Harmon began aggressively marketing the character of Bozo the Clown after purchasing the rights from Capitol Records executive Alan Livingston in the 1950's. He ultimately developed the character into a legend of the entertainment industry
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South Portland councilors debate purchase of iPads - KeepMEcurrent.com
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Although Councilor Tom Blake said the data plan is needed, in case councilors are ever somewhere without Wi-Fi access, others, such as councilors Alan Livingston and James Hughes, seemed to side with local resident Albert DiMillo, who attended the
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Rowing: Sparc report a 'cheap shot' - New Zealand Herald
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The Karapiro 2010 board included former RNZ chairman Bill Falconer, current chairman Ivan Sutherland, RNZ board members Gerry Dwyer and Mike Stanley (until Stanley was elected Olympic Committee president last year), Waipa mayor Alan Livingston,
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Rats, stoats infiltrate sanctuary - Waikato Times
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The move prompted Waipa Mayor Alan Livingston to confirm no more birds were being released into the area. MEIT spokesman Mark Ebrey said the trust was still negotiating with the landowners' council. It recently confirmed $900000 base funding for the
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Change to Jetport flight path could take five years - KeepMEcurrent.com
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About 20 area residents attended the session, arranged by committee member and South Portland City Councilor Alan Livingston. The object, to open a dialogue with the pubic, was prefaced with presentations by Jetport Director Paul Bradbury and Security
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Waipa Limits Rates Rise In Spite Of Major Cost Increases - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
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Mayor Alan Livingston congratulated management and staff for keeping the rate rise within the parameters of the draft annual plan. Most of the increase (3.8%) is made up of fixed costs such as depreciation, ACC and Kiwisaver levies, so only 1.17% of
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Critics plead for jetport-noise relief - Press Herald
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That wasn't the case at Wednesday night's meeting, which was organized by City Councilor Alan Livingston and included jetport officials and members of the Noise Advisory Committee. "These flights are really just a tailpipe of jet exhaust into South
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South Portland seniors to get tax break - KeepMEcurrent.com
Google News - over 6 years
"I think it's great to honor seniors that have been residents of South Portland," agreed Councilor Alan Livingston. Later during the same meeting, Councilor Tom Blake decried a zoning change needed to allow a South Portland Housing Authority project
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Jetport officials to give public talk - Press Herald
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Councilor Alan Livingston said the jetport employees will give a presentation and will answer questions from the public about noise abatement, airport growth, current projects and other issues. Were you interviewed for this story?
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Smoking areas not included in plan - June 24, 2011 - South Portland Sentry (blog)
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Councilors decided to include the golf course, after Councilor Alan Livingston's suggestion to make the ordinance as inclusive as possible. Adding open spaces to the ordinance was rejected after Councilor Tom Coward said it was too hard to define and
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South Portland moves toward tobacco ban at beaches, parks - The Forecaster
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"We either believe in this thing or we don't," said Councilor Alan Livingston. Blake agreed, as did Councilor Patti Smith. "Putting a price on health, on how long you might live?" Smith said. "The benefits are worth a minor revenue loss
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Waipa rejects rethink on Velodrome - Whangarei Leader
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Mayor Alan Livingston said the peer review had raised questions about the centre but overall its findings were balanced and encouraging. The trust's estimations of construction and operational costs were also "close to the button"
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Debbie Reynolds' Unaffordable Costume Collection: A Glimpse Before It Goes on ... - Indie Wire (blog)
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A little farther down was a dress worn by Betty Hutton, who had been married to Nancy's second husband, Alan Livingston, before he and Nancy found each other and were together for almost fifty years. On the second level of the Paley, where costumes
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Sanctuary scrap deepens as farmer lets cattle into reserve - Waikato Times
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Waipa Mayor Alan Livingston yesterday said stock had been let into the enclosure by a landowner but he maintained the integrity of the site's predator-proof fence was intact. A website set up by landowners opposed to governance changes within the
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Govt postpones settlement over ecological reserve - Radio New Zealand
Google News - almost 7 years
Mr Te Aho says the iwi is still committed to getting legislation that protects the special character of the bush-clad mountain. The Maungatautari Landowners Council says a meeting with Waipa mayor Alan Livingston on Friday over the governance issue was
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'Santa Claus' council slammed - Stuff.co.nz
Google News - almost 7 years
Cat hoarders, big-ticket projects and mayor Alan Livingston were fair game as struck-off lawyer James Parlane took aim at Waipa District Council's spending plans. Mr Parlane, a former two-term Waipa District councillor, fronted at the council's draft
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School budget goes to vote Tuesday - May 6, 2011 - Scarborough Leader (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
Approval of the fiscal year expenditure will avoid additional interest charges on bonds, said Councilor Alan Livingston. Councilors voted on resolves that detailed cost breakdowns for each area, however, local voters are asked only to approve the
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Cycle opponents get flak - The Press
Google News - almost 7 years
Waipa Mayor Alan Livingston yesterday rejected suggestions the council had opted against supporting the $29.5 million cycling centre and velodrome near Cambridge. In March, Waipa councillors decided 9-3 not to include the velodrome in the draft annual
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Waipa votes in pay rise - Waikato Times
Google News - almost 7 years
Mayor Alan Livingston, who was excluded from the package, said no votes were recorded against the proposal. Remuneration levels are set by the independent authority and the council determines how that is shared among councillors and the two community
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 91
    Died on March 13, 2009.
  • 1998
    Age 80
    On August 1, 1998, Livingston received his first honor for his creation of "Bozo the Clown" as the International Clown Hall of Fame in Milwaukee, Wisconsin presented him their Lifetime of Laughter Achievement Award.
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  • 1980
    Age 62
    He left in 1980 to accept the presidency of Atalanta Investment Company, Inc., and resigned in 1987 to produce a one-hour film for television and to form Pacific Rim Productions, Inc.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1976
    Age 58
    In August 1976, Livingston joined Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation as Senior Vice President and President, Entertainment Group.
  • 1972
    Age 54
    Livingston later sold his stock in Capitol Industries to form his own company, Mediarts, Inc., for the production of motion pictures, records and music publishing. He eventually sold his interest in that company to United Artists as a result, particularly, of its success in the record business including Don McLean, who reached the #1 position in the country with his "American Pie" single and album in 1972.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1963
    Age 45
    His most noteworthy accomplishment at that time was agreeing to release the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" for Capitol in 1963, after having rejected all their previous singles as unsuitable for the U.S. market despite Capitol being owned by The Beatles' U.K. record company, EMI.
  • 1959
    Age 41
    In-between, as Vice-President in charge of Programming at NBC, in 1959 he oversaw the development and launch of the network's most successful television series, Bonanza.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1956
    Age 38
    He was also officially credited as the inspiration for the distinctive Capitol Records Tower, completed in April 1956, noted for being the first circular office building in the world.
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  • 1953
    Age 35
    The first Sinatra/Stordahl recordings for Capitol failed to produce the magic Livingston and producer Voyle Gilmore were looking for, and Sinatra agreed to try a session with Riddle on April 30, 1953.
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  • 1951
    Age 33
    Livingston wrote and produced many other children's recordings including products for Walt Disney; Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker; Bugs Bunny and all of the Warner Bros. characters. In the case of the latter, he wrote the 1951 pop hit "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat" for Mel Blanc's Tweety Pie.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 28
    His initial assignment was to create a children's record library for the four-year-old company, for which he created the "Bozo the Clown" character. He wrote and produced a popular series of storytelling record-album and illustrative read-along book sets beginning with the October 1946 release of "Bozo at the Circus."
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Born
    Livingston was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of McDonald, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1917.
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