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Bill Muster Fired over Playboy
correspondence and media coverage


Editor's Note: Capitol Records fired my father in 1959 for suggesting that the Capitol artists play on the Playboy Jazz All-Stars Album. After leaving Capitol, he worked for Ampex, maketing magnetic tape. To read more about this, go to the interview about my father, click here. To read more about Bill Muster, click here. To examine the documents related to the Playboy - Capitol feud (with my father in the middle) click here, or pick documents from the list below.

Document 1 - Correspondence (Playboy letterhead), March 6, 1959, Victor Lownes III to Bill Muster

Document 2 - Correspondence (goldenrod carbon copy, 2 Pages), March 28, 1959, Victor Lownes III, Promotion Director, Playboy Magazine, to Glenn Wallichs

Document 3 - Correspondence (Playboy letterhead, 2 Pages), March 31, 1959, Victor Lownes III to Bill Muster

Document 4 - Correspondence (carbon copy), April 11, 1959, Bill Muster to Crosby Kelly, Litton Industries, applying for job

Document 5 - Correspondence (carbon copy), April 30, 1959, Bill Muster to Victor Lownes III

Document 6 - Correspondence (carbon copy), April 30, 1959, Bill Muster to Phil Gundy, Ampex, applying for job

Document 7 - Daily Variety, April 30, 1959, "Capitol Wax Axes Muster, Sherlock"

Document 8 - Variety, May 6, 1959, "Muster, Sherock Fired By Capitol; More on Way?"

Document 9 - Correspondence, "To whom it may concern," undated, by Richard Rising, recommendation letter for Bill Muster upon leaving Capitol

Document 10 - Correspondence (copy dated 4/9/59 by Muster), May 9, 1959, Bill Muster to Richard Rising, thanking him for his letter, "To whom it may concern," because it helped him get the job at Ampex





Bill Muster at Wikipedia.org
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