Arnie Orleans Passes
January 14, 2009 at 4:58 PM (PT)
Long-time music executive ARNIE ORLEANS passed away on DECEMBER 25th of heart failure. ORLEANS' career started in CHICAGO in late '50s with KING RECORDS. Over the course of 35 years, he went from KING to MERCURY RECORDS, CHESS RECORDS, A&M RECORDS, 20TH CENTURY RECORDS, ABC RECORDS, RCA RECORDS, DESTINY RECORDS, INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT and RHINO RECORDS.
ARNIE leaves behind wife SANDRA, daughter ROBYN and sons DAVID and JOHN. The family asked instead of flowers or gifts, donate to the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, which was ARNIE's charity of choice. For those who knew ARNIE and would like to share a thought, send them and words of support to DAVID ORLEANS at David.firstname.lastname@example.org.