No. 80 – Zenith

Right panel photo ©kenrockwell.com

Prog 590’s (1988) Zenith cover [specifically the “Z” logo] by Steve Yeowell (written by Grant Morrison MBE*) vs. Zenith Electronics LLC logo

Rick Astley performs Never Gonna Give You Up (RCA, 1987)

Zenith Electronics LLC invented subscription television and the modern remote control, and was the first to develop high-definition television (HDTV) in North America. LG Electronics [formerly Lucky-Goldstar Electronics] acquired a controlling share of Zenith in 1995 and it became a wholly owned subsidiary in 1999.

The pose adopted by Zenith [“real” name: Robert McDowell] wearing this jacket may be a nod to George Michael’s [real name: Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (1963–2016)] video for Faith (Columbia Records, 1987), from his debut solo album of the same name; while Zenith’s quiff and general demeanor may also owe a little something to English singer/songwriter Rick Astley.

*British chivalric order: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

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