Paul Yeskel Dead At 56
December 24, 2007 at 5:23 AM (PT)
PAUL YESKEL, Founder/Pres. of AIM STRATEGIES, passed away in his sleep in the early hours of SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23rd. He was 56.
YESKEL founded AIM STRATEGIES in 1985. Prior to that he had served in national promotion positions with ARIOLA, ATCO and ARISTA RECORDS. AIM was one of the first promotion companies to promote what would become the AAA format back in 1993; and in 1999 AIM became the first independent company to focus on Classic Rock radio.
Over the years PAUL has worked with a veritable who's who of artists, including THE ROLLING STONES, THE EAGLES, THE BEATLES, FLEETWOOD MAC, DEF LEPPARD, THE WHO, WARREN ZEVON, DAVID GILMOUR, and hundreds more. He also gave early career opportunities to many people who have since gone on to significant achievement in the music and entertainment business -- DAVE CIANCIO, JOHN LANDMAN, CHARLIE FOSTER, GARY JAY, ROB TARRANTINO, PHIL HARDY, JOANNE GRAND, KIM WHITE and others.
YESKEL is survived by his wife SHARON ,daughters ALLISON and KATIE, brother DAVID, sister RONI and niece EMILY. A memorial service is being arranged for later this week..