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Cityscape: "The Man With the Golden Ear"

"The Man With the Golden Ear"

"The Man With the Golden Ear" The Arts Desk

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A new book explores the career of pop-music hit maker, Don Kirshner.

Don Kirshner is not exactly a household name, but if you’ve listened to popular music in the last 50 years or so, you’ve probably heard his influence.

Who Put the Bomp was one of about 200 songs the music producer helped turn into hits in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  Don Kirshner, a Bronx native, died in January of last year of heart failure at the age of 76.  A new book explores the career of this pop-music hit maker.  It’s called Don Kirshner: The Man with the Golden Ear.   Author Rich Podolsky is our guest on this week's Cityscape.