Keane, Bob (II) Biography

biography of Keane, Bob (II)

Robert Kuhn
5 January 1922, Manhattan Beach, California, USA
28 November 2009, Hollywood, California, USA (renal failure)

-   'Dina' (? - 28 November 2009) (his death); 4 children

-   Record producer and owner of Del-Fi Records (1958-1974) of Los Angeles, CA, which recorded such 1950s and 1960s rock stars as 'Ritchie Valens' (qv) and 'Chris Montez' (qv).

-   Father of 'Tom Keane (I)' (qv) and 'John M. Keane' (qv).

-   When he was 14, he was a guest clarinetist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. At 17, he was leading his first band. After serving in the Army Air Corps in WWII, he had an 18-piece orchestra. He eventually had his own TV variety show on channel 2 in Los Angeles in the early 1950s.

-   _The Oracle of Del-Fi (2008)_ (qv)

-   "The Washington Post" (USA), 4 December 2009, Vol. 132, Iss. 364, pg. B5, by: Dennis McLellan, "Bob Keane, 87[, Dies]: Record producer discovered '50s pop idol Valens"

-   "The New York Times" (USA), 2 December 2009, Vol. 159, Iss. 54,878, pg. B14, by: William Grimes, "Bob Keane, 87, Pop Record Producer"

-   "The Los Angeles Times" (USA), 1 December 2009, by: Dennis McLellan, "Bob Keane Dies at 87; Discovered Ritchie Valens"

-   "New York Times" (USA), 3 December 2009, pg. B 19, by: W.Grimes

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  1. The Oracle of Del-Fi (2008) (executive producer)