Monday, August 02, 2010

Mitch Miller, R. I. P.

Mitch Miller: Mitch Miller dies at 99 - latimes.com: "The musician and producer helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and '60s. He nurtured the careers of Vic Damone, Patti Page and Leslie Uggams.

Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early '60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit 'Sing Along With Mitch' TV show in the early '60s while becoming one of the era's most commercially successful recording artists, has died. He was 99."

Hat tip to Scott Cupp.

4 comments:

Dan said...

Okay: how many out there knew he was still alive? Let's see a show of hands...

Richard R. said...

I did. It may not be widely known, but he did some fine classical recordings.

Jerry House said...

My hand is up, Dan. Ivan Shreve noted his birthday not so long ago on his blog.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

He's also the guy who wouldn't sign Elvis to Columbia Records.