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

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

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