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Grammy-winning Record Producer Joel Dorn Dies at 65

Joel Dorn, a Grammy-winning record producer whose career blossomed at Atlantic Records in the late 1960s and early ’70s, and who later continued to produce for his own labels, died December 17 in New York City at the age of 65. The cause of death was a heart attack.

Born April 7, 1942, Dorn’s credits ran the gamut from the soul of Roberta Flack to the pioneering jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He helped introduce Bette Midler and New Orleans’ Neville Brothers, and worked with such artists as Les McCann and Eddie Harris, Mose Allison, Yusef Lateef, Leon Redbone, Peter Allen, Don Mclean, the Allman Brothers Band, David “Fathead” Newman, Donny Hathaway and Mongo Santamaria.

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