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  • Monkees Founder Don Kirshner Dies

    Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:19:53

    Monkees Founder Don Kirshner Dies - He was 77-years-young

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    Don Kirshner, the music biz wiz and the songwriter who helped create the Monkees, died Monday in Florida. Kirshner, 77, apparently passed away from heart failure.

    Kirshner also worked with Carole King, Neil Diamond and Connie Francis.

    R.I.P., Don.

    Are you a fan with some of the talent that Kirshner found?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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