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Frank Ténot Dies

Frank Ténot, one of the foremost jazz authorities in France, died of esophageal cancer on January 8 in Paris. He was 78.

Ténot started as a writer for Jazz Hot in the late ’40s and, in 1955, became a jazz DJ on Europe No.1 with Daniel Filipacchi, starting a partnership that lasted practically a lifetime. Ténot and Filipacchi purchased the ailing French journal Jazz Magazine in 1957 and, around that publication, built a solid publishing company that included a teenage magazine, Salut les Copains, that sold more than a million copies monthly for a couple of decades, and Lui that had, in 1972, an American version called Oui.

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