Don Kirshner

Don Kirshner

Real Name:
Donald Kirshner
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B: April 17, 1934 - Bronx, New York
D: January 17, 2011 - Boca Raton, Florida

American songwriter, Publisher (Don Kirschner Music Inc.), music producer and artist manager. Years active: 1958 to 1982. Recipient of Songwriters Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Co-owner of Aldon Music with partner, Al Nevins working out of the offices of the famed Brill Building, in New York's Times Square, launching the careers of Bobby Darin, Tony Orlando, Carole King, Neil Diamond,among others and creating the music for TV acts, Monkees and The Archies.

Owned 3 record labels: Chairman, Calendar Records and Kirshner.

Executive producer in 1972 for ABC's "In Concert" and then creating his own live concert show entitled, "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert", which aired on Saturday late night's over the NBC-TV network from 1973 to 1981.
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Don Kirshner Discography

Instruments & Performance

Blue Öyster Cult Here's Johnny (The Marshall Plan) Blue Öyster Cult - Here's Johnny (The Marshall Plan) / Divine Wind (Single) Columbia US 1980 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Holly Twins* I Want Elvis For Christmas Holly Twins* - I Want Elvis For Christmas RockStar Records (2) US 1956 Sell This Version
9-29922 Bobby Darin And The Jaybirds (4) Silly Willie Bobby Darin And The Jaybirds (4) - Silly Willie / Blue-Eyed Mermaid(7", Single) Decca 9-29922 US 1956 Sell This Version
Buddy Knox 'Cause I'm In Love (as Kirshner) Buddy Knox - Buddy Knox (Album) Roulette Canada 1957 Sell This Version
Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps* Wear My Ring (as Don Kirschner) Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps* - Lotta Lovin' / Wear My Ring (Single) Capitol Records US 1957 Sell This Version
45-1150 LaVern Baker Love Me Right (as Kirshner) LaVern Baker - Humpty Dumpty Heart / Love Me Right(7") Atlantic 45-1150 US 1957 Sell This Version
Jimmy Bowen With The Rhythm Orchids Warm Up To Me Baby (as Kirshner) Jimmy Bowen With The Rhythm Orchids - Warm Up To Me Baby (Single) Roulette Canada 1957 Sell This Version
45-6103 Bobby Darin With Ray Ellis' Orch. & Chorus* Bobby Darin With Ray Ellis' Orch. & Chorus* - Don't Call My Name / Pretty Betty(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-6103 US 1957 Sell This Version
47-7005 David Hill (4) By My Side David Hill (4) - By My Side(7") RCA Victor 47-7005 US 1957 Sell This Version
9-30225 Bobby Darin Dealer In Dreams Bobby Darin - Dealer In Dreams(7", Promo) Decca 9-30225 US 1957 Sell This Version
Bobby Darin And The Jaybirds (4) / Bobby Darin Bobby Darin And The Jaybirds (4) / Bobby Darin - Silly Willy / Dealer In Dreams (Single) Decca US 1958 Sell This Version
Bobby Darin Lost Love (as Kirshner) Bobby Darin - Queen Of The Hop (Single) London Records UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-DK 1494 Otto Brandenburg Med Jørn Grauengårds Orkester* By My Side (as Don Kirschner) Otto Brandenburg Med Jørn Grauengårds Orkester* - The World Laughs On / By My Side(7", Single) Odeon 45-DK 1494 Denmark 1959 Sell This Version
The Coasters Wait A Minute (as Kirshner) The Coasters - Thumbin' A Ride / Wait A Minute (Single) ATCO Records UK 1961 Sell This Version
Радмила Караклаич* Джингл-Джeнгл (as Д. Киршнер) Радмила Караклаич* - Куда Ты Спешишь / Прости Меня / Джингл-Дженгл / Сегодня Вечером Мелодия USSR 1972 Sell This Version
ABCX-806 Fabian (6) Kissin' And Twistin' (as D. Kirshner) Fabian (6) - 16 Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) ABC Records ABCX-806 US 1973 Sell This Version
2C 178 81798 / 9 Gene Vincent Wear My Ring Gene Vincent - The Capitol Golden Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Capitol Records 2C 178 81798 / 9 France 1975 Sell This Version
Buddy Knox 'Cause I'm In Love (as Kirshner) Buddy Knox - The Story Of Rock And Roll (Comp) Roulette, Roulette Germany 1979 Sell This Version
S115/SL Les Bonner Love Keeps Getting Stronger Everyday (as Kirshner) and 1 more… Les Bonner - Watch What Happens(LP) Miller S115/SL UK 1979 Sell This Version
CRCD-05 Derrick Harriott Sugar Sugar Derrick Harriott - Checkin' Out The Hits(CD, Album) Crystal D CRCD-05 Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
GRS 1183 Mark Shakespeare Solitaire Mark Shakespeare - Perchance To Dream....By Shakespeare / Mark Shakespeare Plays Bohm(LP, Album) Grosvenor GRS 1183 UK 1986 Sell This Version
8803 The Archies The Archies - Sugar, Sugar(12", Maxi) Carrere 8803 France 1987 Sell This Version
303.1050-1 Gene Vincent Wear My Ring (as D. Kirshner) Gene Vincent - Be-Bop-A-Lula(LP, Comp) Rock Melody 303.1050-1 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
82626-2 Bobby Darin Don't Call My Name and 4 more… Bobby Darin - Bobby Darin(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic 82626-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
5060 Various Easy Guy (as D. Kirshner) Various - 40 Golden Oldies - Volume 10(2xCD, Comp) Selected Sound Carrier AG 5060 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version