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Buried here:

Don Kirshner

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.

Don Kirschner In ConcertThe 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:

10CC
AC/DC
The Cars
Elvis Costello
Hot Tuna
Adam & The Ants
Argent
Moody Blues
Dorothy Moore
Van Morrison
Pat Benatar
Chuck Berry 
Cheap Trick
Roger Daltrey
Earth, Wind and Fire
Electric Flag
Electric Light Orchestra
Led Zeppelin
Santana
The Alan Parsons Project
Huey Lewis & The News
Rare Earth
The Raspberries
Carly Simon
Sly & The Family Stone
Joe Walsh
War
Edgar Winter
Johnny Winter
Wishbone Ash

Don died of heart failure on January 17, 2011 at the age of 76.

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