Don Kirshner's Rock Concert

1973, TV Show

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Don Kirshner, Music Impresario and TV Producer, Dies at 76

Don Kirshner, who provided one of the early hip outlets for pop and rock music on television, has died. He was 76.

The music impresario and television producer died Monday of heart failure in Boca Raton, Fla., promoter Jack Wishna told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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He was the man behind and the host of the syndicated Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, which premiered in 1973 and ran until 1981. In many markets, it served as ...  Read Full Article

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Don Kirshner, Music Impresario and TV Producer, Dies at 76

Don Kirshner, who provided one of the early hip outlets for pop and rock music on television, has died. He was 76.

The music impresario and television producer died Monday of heart failure in Boca Raton, Fla., promoter Jack Wishna told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

See which celebs died last year

He was the man behind and the host of the syndicated Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, which premiered in 1973 and ran until 1981. In many markets, it served as ... read more

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Premiered: 1973, on Syndicated
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Premise: A stylish showcase for top rock artists of the 1970s seems somewhat quaint now, compared to the later music-saturated lineups on venues like MTV and VH1, but short of attending concerts by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and other marquee acts, Kirshner's gig was, in its time, the hippest thing around.

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