Don Kirshner 1934-2011

Today the music world lost Don Kirshner who passed away of heart failure.  Kirshner was a music producer who was known in the industry as "The Man with the Golden Ear" and was instrumental in discovering many Singers and Songwriters.  Perhaps, to most of us, Kirshner was important for the producing of "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" Television Series, which featured the top Rock and Roll acts of the day.  Although Kirshner was mocked for his deadpan delivery as the program's host, Rock fans were thrilled to see the biggest stars of the day actually perform their music as opposed to lip synch them.  This may not seem like a large deal now, but for the early 70's (when the show began) it was considered quite revolutionary.  Check out some of the In Concert Series on YouTube.  You will be glad you did.

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