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'Rock' Legend Don Kirshner Dies

1/18/2011 2:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rock music promoter and producer Don Kirshner died today of heart failure in Boca Raton, Florida.

Don Kirshner Death
Don gave future superstars like The Police and Billy Joel early national exposure -- and also worked with everyone from Carole King and Bobby Darin to Black Sabbath and the Allman Brothers.

In the 70s, he hosted "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" on ABC.

Don was 76.

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