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Dave Dexter, Jr.

Band, 1915-1990 US

A.k.a. David Edwin Dexter Bobby Black (4) Red Burns

Born: November 25, 1915, Kansas City, Missouri (USA) Died: April 19, 1990, Sherman Oaks, California (USA) American music journalist (author of three music books), record company executive, and record producer known primarily for his long association with Capitol Records. Since 1974 chief copy editor of Billboard magazine in Los Angeles. He worked with many important figures in jazz and traditional popular music, including Count Basie, Peggy Lee, Duke Ellington, and Frank Sinatra. He is also known for his role in packaging and sometimes altering the recordings of The Beatles for the American market. In addition to his other activities, Dexter composed several jazz tunes, most of which were released under pseudonyms.

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