eBOOK - How Do Rumors Get Started: The True Story of Timex Social Club
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The uncut rise and fall of the group behind the best selling 12-inch single...Rumors!
In the summer of 1986, the song "Rumors/Vicious Rumors" by Timex Social Club, dominated the radio airwaves, topping all of the Billboard magazine urban charts with the number one position for:
- Hot 100 Black Singles
- Hot Black Singles-Sales
- Hot Black Singles-Airplay
- Hot Dance/Disco-Club Play
- and Hot Dance/Disco-12 inch singles sales
This was no small feat for four young men from Berkeley, California (Marcus Thompson, Michael Marshall, Alex Hill and Kevin Moore) who were unknown songwriters at the time.
Along with instant stardom came a treacherous ride through the music business. A journey filled with greed, broken friendships and culminating with the group break up one year later.
How Do Rumors Get Started is a powerful, edgy and amusing look behind the scenes of rap music in the mid-80's.