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Don Kirshner, Rock Producer Behind 'The Monkees,' Dead at 76

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 18th 2011 3:00PM
Don KirshnerDon Kirshner, the veteran music producer, promoter and host of the long-running late night music show 'Don Kirshner's Rock Concert,' has passed away.

Kirshner died of heart failure in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 76.

As co-founder of the Aldon music publishing company, he published such hits as 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow'?, 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'' and 'Sugar, Sugar.' Kirshner was also a major force behind the wacky Beatles copy band The Monkees.

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