Music Row Exec Charles Fach Passes
April 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends condolences to the family and friends of CHARLES FACH, JR., former MERCURY RECORDS EVP/A&R. FACH passed away MONDAY, APRIL 25th in HERMITAGE, TN, outside NASHVILLE, at age 82. A memorial service will be held SATURDAY, MAY 7th at 2p (CT) at the HERMITAGE FUNERAL HOME in NASHVILLE.
FACH began his career in the music business in 1952 at RCA in CAMDEN and was promoted to Regional Sales Manager and served as Marketing Director. In the late 1950s, he joined MERCURY RECORDS and became President of its subsidiary label SMASH in 1961. At SMASH, FACH worked closely with artists ROGER MILLER, BRUCE CHANNEL, THE ANGELS and THE LEFT BANKE. He went on to become Executive AP/A&R at POLYGRAM RECORDS where he developed the careers of BACHMAN-TURNER-OVERDRIVE, KOOL AND THE GANG, THE BAR-KAYS and THE OHIO PLAYERS. In 1979, FACH moved to NASHVILLE to lead MUSIVERSE, a production subsidiary of POLYGRAM, where he was Executive Producer of several Country albums with GEORGE BURNS. In the early 1980s, he started his own label, COMPLEAT RECORDS, which produced several Top 10 singles.
FACH is survived by his ex-wife MARCIA, son CHARLES, daughter KIMBERLY LAWSON, three grandchild, one sister and several cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA or the GRAMMY FOUNDATION.