Mike Curb, while serving as President of MGM Records, developed a conservative reputation by advocating wholesome entertainment and upholding an anti-drug policy at the label. His conservatism proved to be no mere dalliance. In 1972, he organized one of the few rock-oriented benefit concerts in support of the Nixon campaign, featuring MGM artists like the Osmonds, Cowsills, and his own Mike Curb Congregation. In 1973, Cub left MGM and ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of California in 1974, although another try in 1978 got him elected and brought forth his 1980 governorship when Ronald Reagan went to the White House. . . .