Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another music man passes

Hot on the heels of the passing of Bobby Robinson, another music great has died - this time Don Kirshner. He managed many of the 'Brill Building' songwriters, including Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. He also directed the careers of Bobby Darin, Carole King and Neil Diamond. As a record producer he had a hit with 'Martian Hop' by the Ran-Dells and was instrumental in creating the Monkees (pictured) and the Archies before moving into TV presenting in the 70s.

A final word also for Joseph Jones, who was a member of South Carolina beach music band The Tams for many years, but joined them after their early hits such as Hey Girl Don't Bother Me and What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am).


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