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Don Kirshner Dies At Age 76

Legendary producer and concert promoter Don Kirshner has died at the age of 76. I spent many, many Saturday nights glued to Kirshner's Rock Concert series back in the 70s. The New York Times has posted a preliminary obit.
Don Kirshner, who guided the course of Brill Building and bubblegum pop in the 1950s and ’60s as a music publisher and promoter, and later served as an Ed Sullivan for 1970s artists like Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Kiss and the Ramones with his weekly program “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” on television, died on Monday in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 76. The cause was heart failure.
Here's Kirshner introducing America to the Ramones.

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