Don Kirshner, ‘The Man With The Golden Ear,’ Dies at 77

Don Kirshner (April 17, 1934 – January 17, 2011), known as "The Man With the Golden Ear", was an American song publisher and rock producer who is best known for managing songwriting talent as well as successful pop groups, such as The Monkees and The Archies.

Death of Don Kirshner
Don Kirshner died of heart failure in a Boca Raton, Florida hospital on January 17, 2011, at age 76.