Alfred Lion, label exec, producer
Label exec ~ Producer

Alfred Lion

April 21, 1908, Berlin, Germany ~ February 2, 1987, San Diego, CA

A Jewish German-born American record executive who co-founded Blue Note Records in 1939. Blue Note recorded many of the biggest names in jazz throughout the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. ~ Wikipedia: Alfred Lion ~ retrieved April 7, 2014 © Wikipedia

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April 21, 1979 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (8) Blondie, Heart Of Glass ~ #2 (2) Gloria Gaynor, I Will Survive ~ #1 (3) Amii Stewart, Knock On Wood


In 1925, 16-year old Alfred Lion noticed a concert poster for Sam Wooding's orchestra near his favorite ice-skating arena in his native Berlin, Germany. He'd heard many of his mother's jazz records and began to take an interest in the music, but that night his life was changed. The impact of what he heard live touched a deep passion within him. ~ All about Jazz: Alfred Lion ~ retrieved April 7, 2014 © All About Jazz

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Herbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage (1965) ~ Ranked #29 Jazzwise 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World in 2006 ~ A classic jazz album produced at a time when such albums seemed to be coming out every other day. ~ 2006 © Jazzwise

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