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Davy Jones saves Tiger Beat

April 12, 2011 by  
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Ira Laufer said he and his brother had the Monkees – especially band member Davy Jones – to thank for Tiger Beat getting off the ground.

davy jones saving tiger beat

“We were in business for four months at Tiger Beat, funds were drying up,” he said. His brother and the magazine’s editor went to a screening of new television shows and Laufer remembered Jones from the cast of “Oliver!” on Broadway.

“Chuck had a feeling,” Ira Laufer said. He put a picture of Jones on the corner of the magazine’s cover. “It was our fifth issue, it almost sold out on the newsstands, put us in the black and started our company.”

via Charles Laufer, who published Tiger Beat, other fan magazines, dies at 87 –

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