A brand new NOW Top 20 chart is available to stream - who’s number 1 this week?!
Look at what is out now exclusively on iTunes! The NOW Years - The 80s: http://itunes.com/NOWYears, 90s launch 11/08/14, 00s 18/11/14!
Check out NOW 88! Featuring 45 massive chart hits and a record breaking 15 UK No.1s! Available now on Spotify.
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
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