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Check out NOW 88! Featuring 45 massive chart hits and a record breaking 15 UK No.1s! Available now on Spotify.

guardianmusic:

THE BACON AD THAT INSPIRED THE NOW! ALBUMS
This the old bacon ad which hung on the wall of a Virgin Records A&R and which gave the Now! compilations - which turned 30 this week - their name. 
According to legend, it was actually bought as a present for the A&R by Richard Branson, from an antique shop which he was visiting frequently because he had a soft spot for the sales assistant.
The shop’s owner apparently told Branson that if he was going to keep coming in, he had to buy something, so he bought this print for his Virgin colleague (and cousin) Simon Draper, who was a big fan of cooked breakfasts. 
And thus, the all-conquering series was born (with the pig featuring on the cover for the first five compilations). Even better for Branson, he ended up marrying the sales assistant, Joan Templeman, who remains his wife to this day. CS

guardianmusic:

THE BACON AD THAT INSPIRED THE NOW! ALBUMS

This the old bacon ad which hung on the wall of a Virgin Records A&R and which gave the Now! compilations - which turned 30 this week - their name. 

According to legend, it was actually bought as a present for the A&R by Richard Branson, from an antique shop which he was visiting frequently because he had a soft spot for the sales assistant.

The shop’s owner apparently told Branson that if he was going to keep coming in, he had to buy something, so he bought this print for his Virgin colleague (and cousin) Simon Draper, who was a big fan of cooked breakfasts. 

And thus, the all-conquering series was born (with the pig featuring on the cover for the first five compilations). Even better for Branson, he ended up marrying the sales assistant, Joan Templeman, who remains his wife to this day. CS

Under 5 days until NOW 88 hits the shelves! Pre-order here: http://po.st/NOW88 

Under 5 days until NOW 88 hits the shelves! Pre-order here: http://po.st/NOW88 

In case you haven’t seen it yet - here is the tracklist to NOW 88. Available 21st July 2014! Pre-order here: http://po.st/NOW88

In case you haven’t seen it yet - here is the tracklist to NOW 88. Available 21st July 2014! Pre-order here: http://po.st/NOW88

We’ve just updated the NOW UK 20 with this week’s hottest tracks!

Here it is NOW fans, the NOW 88 artwork! What do you all think?! 

Here it is NOW fans, the NOW 88 artwork! What do you all think?! 

NOW Rock is coming! Available 02.06.14 featuring 63 massive rock hits. Check out the full tracklist here: http://po.st/NOWRock

NOW Rock is coming! Available 02.06.14 featuring 63 massive rock hits. Check out the full tracklist here: http://po.st/NOWRock

Check out the NOW UK Top 20. Stream the biggest chart hits you’re listening to. This weeks number 1 is the huge Summer by Calvin Harris.

Check out our shiny new NOW 87 playlist! Featuring Pharrell, Avicii, Route 94 and many more! Click to listen NOW!