Romar was a subsidiary of MGM Records that operated in 1973. Bob Marcucci, a.k.a. "The
Idolmaker," the Philadelphia record exec who discovered Fabian, Frankie Avalon, and others in the '50s,
apparently worked a deal with MGM to allow him to find new talent and set up shop as Romar. In
addition to new talent, Romar reissued much of the hit material from his old label, Chancellor, on a two-
record set. The Romar label even bears a passing resemblance to the old Chancellor label.
The liner notes to the two-album set The Rockin' and Rollin' 50's & 60's feature an interview for Sixteen Magazine with Marcucci talking to Richard Oliver. In the interview, he asks the readers that if they know of any "idols" in the making, to let him know. He claims to have found one Christopher Paul, a 15-year old who fronts Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, a group based on the cartoon show "Butch Cassidy." Apparently, the idol well was quite dry in 1973, at least for Marcucci, as the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids album was canceled and label folded within a year.
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