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Bernie Cochrane has managed several artists including The Foundations and Slowbone The Wonderboys who became the ‘first’ white rock band to be signed to Motown. Others include Ya-Ya on WEA The Opal Butterfly [CBS]. Ya Ya hold the record for the longest ever tour of The Soviet Union by any western artist a record never to be broken!
Royal Charity Concert
A Royal Charity Concert on behalf of The Queen Elizabeth Foundations for The Disabled that Bernie Cochrane organised, staged and produced for television [ITV] saw some of the then ‘unknown’ artists he had chosen, then going on to household and international success’ Artists chosen included Rick Astley/T’Pau].
THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Organised by Bernie Cochrane who brought it to BBC 1 Television and long before the likes of ‘The X factor’ this competition became and probably remains the ‘biggest’ ever such live touring contest to be held in the United Kingdom. As a title The Battle of the Bands continues to this day to be a ‘title’ that and is often ‘copied or slightly varied and used’ such as ‘The battle of this ???? or ‘the Battle of that ????.
TELEVISION EXECUTIVES WHY NOT BRING IT BACK TO TELEVISION.
Bernie Cochrane spent many years in music publishing and has been responsible for creating many hit songs/artists and writers in this area of the industry.
PRS - MCPS - PPL - BPI and OTHER INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS
Bernie Cochrane is a member of the above
Ascendancy Records is a member of the BPI
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Many more credits across across all areas of the Music/Entertainment/Publishing/Television apply and too numerous to mention a couple of examples could include::