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In November, Campus Activities Magazine® will begin a 14-month celebration of twenty years of Campus Entertainment. While the publication was officially founded in November 1991, February 1992 was the launch of its first edition.
During the issues that comprise November 2011 and January 2013, we will bring you a special REWIND section where you can re-live some of those great moments in our history.
To give you a preview of what to expect, you will find a collection here of some of the more notable artists to make our covers in our first TEN years. Some of them, of course, are celebrities. Others are acts who made a name for themselves as legendary campus entertainers. Some of them have passed on while others are still around cranking out dates. Test yourselves and see if you recognize the artists. Many directors will.
The descriptions that follow here are from left to right and bottom to top.
(1) Tom DeLuca was the first act to have guts enough to appear on the cover of this new publication. One of the most popular acts of the day, he still performs campus dates. This will not be the only time he will appear on the cover.
(2) Talk about hot, Bertice Berry was hot, Represented by Group H in 1992, she probably did more dates than any other artist that year.
(3) Barbara Bailey Hutchison was one of the more popular female campus performers of that decade. She still performs and records songs for children.
(4) Traci Lords gave us one of our most controversial covers and out-of-print copies sold at auction for $100+. The former porn star talked about hitting the bottom of the barrel and pulling herself back to respectability. She was working on a film for ABC when we did the interview.
(5) When it came to magic, no one was hotter in the 90s in the campus market than The Spencers. Their show was a "must have" by colleges all across the country.
(6) The legendary Denny Dent introduced the Two Fisted Art Attack. News of his death shocked the campus market. There are now others who perform similar shows but all credit him for the inspiration.
(7) Jay Mohr was popular with campus programmers long before attaining national exposure. Referred to as the Golden Boy of Comedy, he would grace our cover two more times at different stages of his career.
(8) Lou Diamond Phillips made an impact on college audiences with his lecture on tolerance for the races.
(9) If there was a comedian that was respected by others in the trade, it was Bill Hicks. In a phenomenal interview (and one of his last prior to his death) he not only talks about comedy but the American political system. Now out-of-print, this was our most requested issue of all time.
(10) Craig Karges is without a doubt one of the most requested in the college market. This was the first of three times he would be on our cover as Entertainer of the Year.
(11) Another Group H act, 1964 was the pinnacle Beatles act and colleges were enamored with the show.
(12) Mary Wilson of "The Supremes" and as one of the founding members, her story is amazing.
(13) Teresa was one of the campus market's shining stars. She would cut a deal with Sony and appear again in a future issue.
(14) Saffire: "The Uppity Blues Women" were exceptional and campuses loved this show.
(15) Paula Poundstone enjoyed an incredible rapport with college students and her comedy was extremely popular.
(16) Charlie Daniels. Need we say more. An exclusive interview with a legend in Southern Rock and Country.
(17) This exclusive interview with the late Johnnie Cochran was right after the O.J. trial conclusion. The other side of an impressive man.
(18) Bill Maher at the height of his popularity. An exclusive interview as he departs Comedy Central for ABC.
(19) An inside look at Conan's sidekick Andy Richter and his own personal brand of comedy.
(20) At the height of his popularity, this was an enjoyable interview with comedian Rodney Carrington.
(21) Billy Dee Williams straight from Star Wars to campus as he talks about Afro-American Influences.
(22) Kevin Bacon & The Bacon Brothers kick off the new identity for Campus Activities Magazine®
(23) Mike Rayburn's show was the hottest ticket in the campus market. He won Entertainer of the Year Three times.
(24) Showman, Mark Eddie showed off his guitar skills as 1999's Comedy Warrior.
(25) Country's Bryan White was America's Newest Heart-throb.
(26) Kenny Loggins talks about his 14 chart-topping songs and his career with Jim Messina.
(27) An exclusive interview with one of the campus market's favorite funny guys, Jamie Kennedy on the set with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy.
(28) And talk about funny, this exclusive interview catches Dave Chappelle just as he really gets hot.
(29) Long-time favorite Anthony Clark talks about campus shows and fame.
(30) Campus Activities Magazine® catches Aware Record's TRAIN in an exclusive interview on the way to decades of hits.
(31) In inside look at America's Comedy Training Ground: Second City and the celebrity talent that comes from their stages.
(32) Weird Al was still at the top of his game, churning out hit after hit. This was a look inside the man that never quits being funny.
Okay, how many of these do you recognize? These were part of the hottest acts in the campus market through April 2000 and it was simply a sampling from 1991. There are still lots of artists who hit the big time with campuses yet to come.
Stay tuned because starting in November we are going to bring you our own version of "Happy Days."