Don Kirshner RIP

01/19/2011
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(Gibson) Don Kirshner, the '60s music publisher behind the music of The Monkees and many others, died on Monday of heart failure. He was 76.

Kirshner discovered Bobby Darin in the '50s and began Aldon Music with Al Nevins, creating a veritable songwriting factory in the Brill Building in New York City. Kirshner's writers included Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann.

He used many of those writers to provide the hit music for the TV show The Monkees. Time magazine called him, "The Man with the Golden Ear." more on this story

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