Artie Ripp

Real Name:
Arthur Marcus Ripp
American music industry executive, entrepreneur and record producer, born 1940. Originally a singer in The Four Temptations, he became a gopher for mid 1950s songwriter/producer Richard Barrett (5) and was in the 1960's one of the co-founders of the Kama Sutra and Buddah Records labels, launching such acts as The Lovin' Spoonful, Sopwith Camel, Melanie Safka, and The Shangri-Las. Formed Family Productions in 1970 and launched Billy Joel on the label in 1971.
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