NARM Website, December 1998


Dick Clark, Fleetwood Mac and Dionne Warwick received special career achievement awards from the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) during the organization's 40th Anniversary Convention on Tuesday, March 17 in San Francisco.

Warwick's Award was presented by NARM 1997-98 Chairman Bob Schneider, Anderson Merchandisers, during the Awards Luncheon. Clark and Fleetwood Mac received their Awards at the 40th Anniversary Banquet-Clark's from NARM President Pamela Horovitz, and Fleetwood Mac's from Schneider.

Dick Clark-Presidential Award For Sustained Executive Achievement

Not only is Dick Clark one of the world's most recognized and popular celebrities, he is one of the industry's most successful and highly regarded executives as Chairman and CEO of dick clark productions, inc. In addition to "American Bandstand," for which he became host in 1957, Clark is known for his game show work and major awards shows such as the American Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Golden Globes. His recent honors include his induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. He has won six Emmys, a Grammy and numerous Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Fleetwood Mac-Chairman's Award For Sustained Creative Achievement

One of the greatest bands in Rock 'n Roll history, Fleetwood Mac has had tremendous creative and commercial successes. Since 1974, the group has sold 70 million albums worldwide. Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie's albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Mirage reached #1 on the charts. Rumours spent 134 weeks on the U.S. charts-31 of those at #1-and won a 1977 Grammy for Album of the Year. As of July 1997, it has sold more than 26 million copies, making it the third highest-selling album of all time. In 1987, members embarked on solo careers and one-time collaborations. It took President Bill Clinton to reconvene the band at the 1992 Inaugural Ball to sing his theme "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow." The appearance inspired last year's reunion and release of The Dance, on Reprise Records. Recorded live for an MTV special, it has new renditions of 13 classics and four new songs.

Dionne Warwick-Chairman's Award For Sustained Creative Achievement

Since the early 60s, Dionne Warwick has been one of music's most recognizable personalities and unmistakable voices. Her illustrious resume includes two #1 singles, 12 Top 10 hits, 31 Top 40 singles, one platinum album, five gold albums, and five Grammy Awards. Originally signed to Scepter Records, her debut, "Don't Make Me Over," was the first of an array of memorable collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, including "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again," both of which earned her Grammys. In the late 70s, Warwick's self-titled album produced by Barry Manilow spawned the unforgettable "I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again" and "Deja Vu," winning two more Grammys. Her Heartbreaker album topped the charts internationally. Warwick's many other accomplishments include work on the Oscar-winning soundtrack album for The Woman In Red; the all-star charity single "We Are The World;" and the Grammy Award-winning hit single, "That's What Friends Are For," the profits from which benefit the American Foundation For AIDS Research. Recently signed to the River North label, she will record Dionne Sings Dionne, including new versions of past Bacharach/David hits and new material, for release this fall.

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