Don Kirshner could smell a hit from a mile away. His music empire created hundreds of hits and provided the soundtrack for much of the ’50s and ’60s.
Sugary-sweet songs sank their hooks into music history, thanks to artists like The Archies, The Village People, The Lemon Pipers and The 1910 Fruitgum Company.
When Jacques van Gool began planning Backstage Auctions’ 2010 game plan, it started with items from drummer Johny Barbata and continued with Walter O’Brien’s huge collection
Get to know the hit-producing songwriter who penned girl-group favorites “Chapel Of Love,” “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” and discovered Neil Diamond.