Record World Early '70s: Moving Up by Showing Up

October 9, 2014 1:57 AM

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Record World Early '70s: Moving Up by Showing Up

On my first day as a 21-year-old assistant editor at the music industry weekly Record World, co-owner Sid Parnes, the man who hired me, was unavailable for orientation.

Sid retained the editor-in-chief title, but I never saw him edit anything. Like The Mary Tyler Moore Show's Lou Grant -- the cantankerous boss with a good mind and a good heart -- Sid kept a bottle of Scotch in his desk. Unlike Lou, he rarely showed up before 11 a.m.

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