Don was a major force in the early-mid years of Rock music. He was known as the creative force behind many projects including creating the hit machine known as “The Monkees“. Don was also the executive producer on ABC’s “In Concert” series which debuted in November, 1972, at 11:30 p.m.
The In Concert shows were taped at the Hofstra Playhouse at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. and featured performances by current stars such as Alice Cooper, Seals & Crofts, Bo Diddley, The Allman Brothers Band, Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat & Tears and The Steve Miller Band.
After he left In Concert, Don created and served as host of the syndicated music series “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” from 1973 to 1981, which featured many of the major acts of the day.
A Sampling Of Artists on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert:
Adam & The Ants
Earth, Wind and Fire
Electric Light Orchestra
The Alan Parsons Project
Huey Lewis & The News
Sly & The Family Stone
Don died of heart failure on January 17, 2011 at the age of 76.
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