March 14, 1970 – Billboard

Happy Tiger Debut LPs (p. 10)

LOS ANGELES – Count Basie playing Beatles songs and Dan Terry contemporary tunes are two of Happy Tiger’s first album releases.

Happy Tiger General Manager Dick Peirce has signed Basie to a multiple recording contract. Bob Florence did the charts for the Basie band’s venture into Beatleland.

The Terry band’s LP was produced by the leader himself, utilizing several arrangers and a vocal chorus. Other artists debuting on the label (through 34 domestic distributors) ar Them, an English group produced by Ray Ruff, and the Kimberleys, a country-flavored pop band from Las Vegas.

Peirce expects to sign his foreign distribution within 30 days.