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Record Promoter Dick LaPalm Passes Away at 85

Was known as “The Jazz Lobbyist”

Tony Bennett (l.) and promoter Dick LaPalm

Dick LaPalm, a jazz and pop record promoter who made his reputation in the 1950s and 1960s, passed away Oct. 7, it was confirmed by Kevin Calabro, a music industry executive. The cause of death was cancer. LaPalm (born Ricardo LaPalombara) was 85.

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