In Remembrance: George Avakian ’41 Died on November 22 2017

George Avakian passed away on November 22, 2017, in his New York City home. He was 98 years old. He had been an executive at Columbia Records and Warner Bros., among other labels, and helped popularize such consumer standards as liner notes, the long-playing album, and the live album. He was also a founder of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, presenters of the Grammys.

A full obituary appeared in the New York Times on November 23, 2017.

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