Amos Helicher Passes
October 14, 2008 at 5:28 PM (PT)
MINNEAPOLIS indie label legend AMOS HEILICHER died from pneumonia on OCTOBER 12th in MINNESOTA. He was 90 years of age.
HEILICHER was instrumental in launching the careers of many music stars during the late '50s and early '60s. His own label, SOMA RECORDS (his first name spelled backwards), discovered BOBBY VEE and broke hits such as "Liar, Liar" by THE CASTAWAYS, "Surfin' Bird" by THE TRASHMEN and "Six Days On The Road" by DAVE DUDLEY.