I’d Rather be In San Francisco

In the early 60’s I was with McCann/​SF and went to NYC for Lucky Lager to develop a musical theme. Got a inter­view with Jack Tinker Asso­ciates (in the Dorset Hotel pent­house) which in those bygone days was, along with DDB, the creative pinnacle. Lotsa money was waved in my face, but back then it meant I’d never afford to return to the West­coast where salaries were a third less than MadAve pay. But money couldn’t buy the bless­ings of San Fran­cisco & envi­rons. Later I learned that Mary Wells filled the slot, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Samm Coombs

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