Record producer and manager who worked with many of the biggest rock 'n' roll acts. He was one of the owners of West Hollywood's Roxy Theater.
He founded the legendary label Dunhill Records, sold it, and founded another one, Ode Records.
He was a 2013 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
He was married for two years to Shelley Barbares.
He was often found sitting courtside next to Jack Nicholson at L.A. Lakers home games.