Scott Piering

Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.wikipedia
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The KLF

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy. In the book The Manual (How To Have a Number One The Easy Way), written by The KLF's creators Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty in the wake of their chart-topping success as alter egos, The Timelords, the authors state that "without [Piering] this book would have to be retitled How to Get to Number 47 – With a Certain Amount of Difficulty. Piering's work with The KLF also involved contributing a number of narrations and spoken lines to their commercial single releases, including "Justified and Ancient", "Last Train to Trancentral" ("Okay, everybody lie down on the floor and keep calm"), "3 a.m. Eternal" ("Ladies and gentlemen, The KLF have now left the building"), a long opening narration to "America: What Time Is Love?", and narration of The KLF movie, The Rites of Mu.
As the band left the stage, the KLF's promoter and narrator Scott Piering proclaimed over the PA system that "The KLF have now left the music business".

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In the book The Manual (How To Have a Number One The Easy Way), written by The KLF's creators Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty in the wake of their chart-topping success as alter egos, The Timelords, the authors state that "without [Piering] this book would have to be retitled How to Get to Number 47 – With a Certain Amount of Difficulty.
On 14 May 1992, The KLF announced their immediate retirement from the music industry and the deletion of their entire back catalogue, an act which associate Scott Piering described as "[throwing] away a fortune".

Last Train to Trancentral

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Piering's work with The KLF also involved contributing a number of narrations and spoken lines to their commercial single releases, including "Justified and Ancient", "Last Train to Trancentral" ("Okay, everybody lie down on the floor and keep calm"), "3 a.m. Eternal" ("Ladies and gentlemen, The KLF have now left the building"), a long opening narration to "America: What Time Is Love?", and narration of The KLF movie, The Rites of Mu.
The song opens with a sampled American-accented voice saying "Okay, everybody, lie down on the floor and keep calm," reportedly spoken by KLF publicist Scott Piering.

What Time Is Love?

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Piering's work with The KLF also involved contributing a number of narrations and spoken lines to their commercial single releases, including "Justified and Ancient", "Last Train to Trancentral" ("Okay, everybody lie down on the floor and keep calm"), "3 a.m. Eternal" ("Ladies and gentlemen, The KLF have now left the building"), a long opening narration to "America: What Time Is Love?", and narration of The KLF movie, The Rites of Mu.
It opens with a protracted narration by The KLF's regular narrator Scott Piering, about The JAMs' odyssey of 992 to discover America.

Brit Awards

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Piering's was furthermore the voice that announced the band's departure from the music industry following their subversive appearance at the 1992 BRIT Awards ceremony: "Ladies and gentlemen, The KLF have now left the music industry".
The performance ended with Bill Drummond firing blanks from a vintage machine gun over the audience and KLF publicist/announcer Scott Piering stating "Ladies and gentlemen, The KLF have now left the music business", the performance indeed marked the end of the duo's musical career, because they released only several one-off performances and one live performance afterwards.

3 a.m. Eternal

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Piering's work with The KLF also involved contributing a number of narrations and spoken lines to their commercial single releases, including "Justified and Ancient", "Last Train to Trancentral" ("Okay, everybody lie down on the floor and keep calm"), "3 a.m. Eternal" ("Ladies and gentlemen, The KLF have now left the building"), a long opening narration to "America: What Time Is Love?", and narration of The KLF movie, The Rites of Mu.
At the end of the performance, Scott Piering announced to a stunned crowd that "The KLF have now left the music business".

Black Market Music (album)

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The Stereophonics album, Just Enough Education to Perform, was dedicated to his memory, as was the Placebo album, Black Market Music.
The album is dedicated to music publicist Scott Piering, who died of cancer in early 2000.

Justified & Ancient

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Piering's work with The KLF also involved contributing a number of narrations and spoken lines to their commercial single releases, including "Justified and Ancient", "Last Train to Trancentral" ("Okay, everybody lie down on the floor and keep calm"), "3 a.m. Eternal" ("Ladies and gentlemen, The KLF have now left the building"), a long opening narration to "America: What Time Is Love?", and narration of The KLF movie, The Rites of Mu.

Duluth, Minnesota

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

United States

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

Publicist

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

United Kingdom

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

Pulp (band)

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

The Smiths

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

Stereophonics

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

The Orb

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

Placebo (band)

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

Underworld (band)

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

The Prodigy

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Scott Piering (13 September 1946, Duluth, Minnesota – 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy.

Hit song

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During his career, Piering was responsible for the promotion of many hit singles.

UK Singles Chart

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Many bands with whom Piering closely worked attribute much of their early success in the UK Singles Chart to his efforts.

The Manual

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In the book The Manual (How To Have a Number One The Easy Way), written by The KLF's creators Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty in the wake of their chart-topping success as alter egos, The Timelords, the authors state that "without [Piering] this book would have to be retitled How to Get to Number 47 – With a Certain Amount of Difficulty.

Jimmy Cauty

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In the book The Manual (How To Have a Number One The Easy Way), written by The KLF's creators Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty in the wake of their chart-topping success as alter egos, The Timelords, the authors state that "without [Piering] this book would have to be retitled How to Get to Number 47 – With a Certain Amount of Difficulty.

Alter ego

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In the book The Manual (How To Have a Number One The Easy Way), written by The KLF's creators Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty in the wake of their chart-topping success as alter egos, The Timelords, the authors state that "without [Piering] this book would have to be retitled How to Get to Number 47 – With a Certain Amount of Difficulty.

The KLF films

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Piering's work with The KLF also involved contributing a number of narrations and spoken lines to their commercial single releases, including "Justified and Ancient", "Last Train to Trancentral" ("Okay, everybody lie down on the floor and keep calm"), "3 a.m. Eternal" ("Ladies and gentlemen, The KLF have now left the building"), a long opening narration to "America: What Time Is Love?", and narration of The KLF movie, The Rites of Mu.