Music manager who helped launch the Compton-based rap supergroup N.W.A., working closely with Eazy-E in the founding of Ruthless Records. He also managed Elton John and Pink Floyd, among numerous other notable rock artists.
He attended the University of Southern California after serving in the United States Army. His work in the music business began in 1963.
Gil Reavill wrote his memoir, titled Ruthless: A Memoir. It was published in 2006.
He was born into a Jewish family.
Paul Giamatti portrayed him in the 2015 hit film Straight Outta Compton.