Music executive and producer known for winning numerous Grammy Awards and for being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He earned a scholarship to Harvard Law School in 1953, from which he graduated in 1956. His law career took off after he joined the firm Rosenman, Colin, Kaye, Petschek, and Freund.
He fronted several notable record labels, including Columbia Records, RCA Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and BMG.
He was married first to Helen Cohen, then to Janet Adelberg. He fathered four children. He revealed in his 2013 autobiography that he was bisexual.