View Full Version : Rock Promoter Don Kirshner Dies at Age 76

01-18-2011, 03:02 PM
A business associate says rock promoter Don Kirshner has died of heart failure at a Florida hospital at age 76.

Promoter Jack Wishna tells The Associated Press in Las Vegas that the man Time magazine once dubbed the "Man With the Golden Ear" died Monday at a Boca Raton hospital where he was being treated for an infection.

Wishna calls Kirshner an icon who touched many lives in the music industry.

Kirshner was behind the TV show "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" in 1972, and gave national exposure to musicians including Billy Joel and The Police.

He also boosted careers of comics, including Billy Crystal, Arsenio Hall and David Letterman.


01-18-2011, 03:23 PM
I used to watch Rock Concert when I was a kid. The man did a lot for music.

Bubba Dawg
01-18-2011, 08:57 PM
RIP. I loved Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. RIP. :(

Molon Labe
01-18-2011, 09:34 PM
remember the SNL skits around 79' with Paul Schaffer?

Sad to hear this.