THE IVY THREE
As performers The Ivy Three were one hit wonders in America, failing to repeat the success of their debut record, “Yogi”, as silly a song as “Alley Oop” had been for The Hollywood Argyles a few months earlier than “Yogi” in 1960, but two of its members went on to carve for themselves a mighty reputation in both the publishing and recording fields.
While Artie Berkowitz went on to be an insurance salesman, Charles Koppelman and Don Rubin formed Koppelman-Rubin Associates active in both record production and music publishing. By the time the pair sold out to Commonwealth United Corporation for nearly $3,000,000 in the late sixties, their company was responsible for producing (at one time or another) The Turtles, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Bobby Darin, Tommy James, Connie Francis and Tim Hardin.
Rubin stayed with CUC and Koppelman moved on to CBS Records, then formed The Entertainment Company working with Cher, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton and The Four Tops.
He was then part of SBK Records and Publishing which was sold, with Koppelman at the helm, to EMI for $300,000,000 !
Today, Charles Koppelman runs C.A.K. Entertainment, a leading brand management concern working with artists such as Jenifer Lopez, Niki Minaj, Wendy Williams and Adam Levine of Maroon 5.