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Sam's Playlist

A music industry veteran by the age of 26, the legendary Velvet Tenor, Sam Cooke, sets out to build a record label empire while still navigating the intense pressures of fame, racial injustices and women.

Listen to the sweet Velvet Tenor...


Elliott Smith appeared out of the Portland rock scene in the early 1990s and quickly established himself as a preeminent singer-songwriter. He created a remarkable song catalog of painful, heartbreaking lyrics which continue to inspire and haunt his fans, family and friends.
Listen to the Tortured Troubadour...
For over 25 years, Gary Stromberg, co-founder of the successful PR firm, Gibson and Stromberg, lived an amazing life of wealth, sex, drugs, rock and roll.  Like so many of his rock star clients, his addiction to drugs unraveled into financial ruin and chaos all of which saved his life. He chose life and became a recovery advocate.
Here are some of the talented artists he worked with. 

Gary's Playlist

Listen to the PR Mavens clients...

Jim's Playlist

Thanks to his innovative lyrics, unique voice, captivating personality and performances, Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, is still regarded as one of the most iconic frontmen in music history.  Tune in to find out how “Mr. Mojo Rising” said YES to life and art with an “all or nothing” abandonment and why his cause of death remains a mystery to this day.
Listen to the Lizard King...

In 2002, Lisa Lopes, the dynamic rapper of the pop and soul group, TLC, tragically died at the age of 30.  Lisa’s clever rhymes helped TLC sell over 75 million records worldwide and become one of the most successful girl groups in music history. How did this feisty “Supernova” dominate the charts with her bandmates while simultaneously embracing the continuous sensational headlines that dogged the group throughout Lisa’s short life?

Lisa's Playlist

Listen to the CrazySexyCool Supernova...

Patsy's Playlist

On March 1963, a plane crash tragically cut the short life of Patsy Cline.  Despite her short time on this earth, find out how this country pioneer with the magnificent vocal range broke new ground by becoming the first female country artist to crossover over into the pop charts.

Listen to the Queen of Country ...

Nina's Playlist

Listen to the High Priestess of Soul ...

Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement. Simone employed a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

Bob's Playlist

Socially conscious Bob Marley wrote some of his most endearing hits and why a critical injury would lead to a shocking death which would transform Bob Marley into a global icon.

Listen to the Natural Mystic ...

Franks's Playlist

Ole Blue Eyes' Music

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