How Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine kickstarted a digital revolution

It takes a beat to find music mogul Jimmy Iovine’s Los Angeles mansion. Hang a right off Sunset Boulevard, swerve up past the Armand Hammer Golf Course and soon you’ll find yourself staring at Hugh Hefner’s old place, the Playboy Mansion – or, rather, what is left of it. The once-hallowed ground of 1970s seediness (remember that grotty grotto?) has been bought and is currently being gutted by “some rich punk who thinks, by association, the house will make his penis appear bigger to the opposite sex”, as Iovine will relish telling me later, cackling…


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