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MARTY OSTROW R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

L to R- Irv Lichtman, Nat “King” Cole, Marty Ostrow, and Ira Howard

Although I never had a long conversation with Marty Ostrow, who was the editor of Cashbox magazine in the early ‘60s, he did something for me I’ll never forget. 553 more words

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS WITH PHIL SPECTOR!

L to R: Artie Ripp, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector, Paul Case, Ellie Greenwich, Jerry Leiber, and Ed Silvers at BMI award dinner in 1964

Yesterday I was talking to a pal from the past, Ira Howard, the former editor of Cashbox Magazine, who ran the music division of Readers Digest for 28 years. 454 more words