Don Kirshner, American songwriter and producer (b. 1934) died on January 17, 2011.

Donald Clark Kirshner was an American music publisher, music consultant, rock music producer, talent manager, and songwriter. Dubbed "the Man with the Golden Ear" by Time magazine, he was best known for managing songwriting talent as well as successful pop groups, such as the Monkees, Kansas, and the Archies.

Don Kirshner, American songwriter and producer (b. 1934) died on January 17, 2011.

January 17, 2011

Don Kirshner, American songwriter and producer (b. 1934) died on January 17, 2011.

Donald Clark Kirshner was an American music publisher, music consultant, rock music producer, talent manager, and songwriter. Dubbed "the Man with the Golden Ear" by Time magazine, he was best known for managing songwriting talent as well as successful pop groups, such as the Monkees, Kansas, and the Archies.