Death of Don Kirshner

April 17, 1934 - January 17, 2011
Boca Raton, Florida | Age 76

Rock promoter dies in Florida at age 76
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OSKAR GARCIA, The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don Kirshner, a rock promoter and music publisher who helped garner hits for the make-believe groups The Monkees and The Archies and boosted the careers of Billy Joel, Neil Diamond and the Police, has died. He was 76.

Promoter Jack Wishna, a close friend and business associate, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Kirshner, whom Time magazine once dubbed "The Man with the Golden Ear," was in a hospital in Boca Raton...

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