Stan Cornyn with Paul Scanlon: Exploding (Harper Entertainment)
Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, June 2002
"THE REALLY important factor was that we were a younger company than Columbia," Warners insider Stan Cornyn said in 1993. "We weren't structured so tightly that we couldn't bend." Bend Warner Brothers did or at least Warner Bros. and Reprise Records, under the inspiring helmsmanship of sometime Sinatra accountant Morris "Mo" Ostin and Boston disc-jock Joe Smith. For a golden half-decade, roughly 1967-1972, Warner-Reprise was the ultimate haven for the crème of the talent pouring out of (and into) the canyons of Southern California.
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