Michael Klefner Passes At 62
July 15, 2009 at 8:38 AM (PT)
ROGER FRIEDMAN on SHOWBIZ411.COM writes" The man who made THE BLUES BROTHERS into a hit recording act and movie, and who put CHER’s 'Believe' onto the charts, passed away this evening. MICHAEL KLENFNER, 62, died from complications of congestive heart failure.
"MICHAEL worked for AHMET ERTEGUN in the 1970s and had numerous hits besides tHE BLUES BROTHERS. He promoted LAURA BRANIGAN, GENESIS, YES, EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER, just to name a few. He consulted every single company in the business, as well as MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, where he reigned as an unofficial royalty. He also was deeply attached to the T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION."
KLEFNER'S funeral will be in NEW YORK CITY, 10a FRIDAY at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 W. 76 Street.