2011 – Don Kirshner,who’s guiding light led some of POP’s biggest stars from the 1950s thru the 1970s, died today of Heart failure in his home in Boca Raton, Fla at the age of 77.
An early promoter of Pop/Rock music, he propelled the many careers of of bands and artists like Pink Floyd, Kiss, ELP, the Ramones, and even Bruce Springsteen. His weekly program, “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert”, was a greatly under-rated program that was far ahead of it’s times.
His Career as a jingle writer was destined for greater things, as his then partner, Bobby Darin, can make the same claim.
We salute you Don Kirshner, for the many bands you brought to our delight!