Former A&M Pres. Gil Friesen Dies At 75
December 14, 2012 at 3:59 AM (PT)
GIL FRIESEN, best known for his time as Pres. of A&M RECORDS in 1977, has died at his BRENTWOOD home, reports DEADLINE.COM. "His friends told DEADLINE his death followed a prolonged battle with leukemia. He was 75."
FRIESEN began his career at CAPITOL RECORDS before becoming A&M’s first GM. "It was FRIESEN who helped turn HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS into a successful touring attraction and developed artists from CAT STEVENS, JOE COCKER, RITA COOLIDGE and THE CARPENTERS to JANET JACKSON, STING, BRYAN ADAMS and AMY GRANT," notes DEADLINE.