Carole King, Bobby Darin, Neil Sedaka, the Monkees, the Archies: These are just a few of the talents discovered by Don Kirshner, the man with the golden ear. Today, Don Kirshner's biographer Rich Podolsky chats with Ed Robertson on TV Confidential. This episode is reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of TV Confidential.

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Don Kirshner, the Man with the Golden Ear (Hal Leonard Books): In 1958, long before he created and hosted Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, the most dynamic rock-and-roll series in television history, before he developed the Monkees and created the Archies, Don Kirshner was a 23-year-old kid with just a dream in his pocket. Five years later he was the prince of pop music. He did it by building Aldon Music, a song publishing firm, from scratch. This is about how he did it.

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Rich Podolsky, an established reporter and writer since the 1970s, has been a staff writer for CBS, and has written for TV Guide, ESPN, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Palm Beach Post, and the Wilmington News Journal. His passion for the music of the '60s led him to Don Kirshner and the amazing teenage songwriters he discovered.

TV Confidential is a two-hour radio talk show about all aspects of television that directs itself to the Baby Boomer, Generation X and senior markets. Each edition features lively interviews with special guests on topics related to popular network TV shows and the state of the medium in general. Visit their website.

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A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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