Monkees founder and Rock promoter Don Kirshner passed away on Monday, January 18, 2011. He checked into the hospital last week to treat an infection.
Don was known as the “Man with the Golden Ear” was a prodigy in the music business.
Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert which ran from 1973 through 1981 was
responsible for helping to launch the music careers of many rock groups.
PopEater tells us: Kirshner created a new model for music marketing
that would serve as a reference point for countless musicians and
labels in the ensuing decades, ranging from boy bands to image-conscious
rock groups.Aldon was eventually purchased by Columbia. Don leaves behind Sheila, his wife of 50 years, two children and two grandchildren.
Aldon published songs for Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Barry Mann, the Drifters, and the Ronettes among others.