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(Variety)   Gary Stewart of Rhino Records and Apple Music, responsible for signing Elvis Costello, and a widely known figure on the LA rock scene for more than 40 years, commits suicide at age 62   (variety.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Rhino Records, Record label, Los Angeles, Music industry, Rhino Entertainment, Santa Monica, California, EMI, Warner Music Group  
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1392 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 15 Apr 2019 at 7:38 PM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-04-15 04:59:44 PM  
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R.I.P. Apple Records
 
2019-04-15 07:53:03 PM  
Sounds like he was socially conscious dude. RIP
 
2019-04-15 07:53:35 PM  
*a
 
2019-04-15 08:24:01 PM  
He did brilliant reissues. RIP, Sparks fan.
 
2019-04-15 08:34:44 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: He did brilliant reissues. RIP, Sparks fan.


I would assume he was in charge of acquiring the rights and digging through the vaults and unearthing everything Monkees, so... yeah, he knew his shiat.
 
2019-04-15 08:46:51 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: EdwardTellerhands: He did brilliant reissues. RIP, Sparks fan.

I would assume he was in charge of acquiring the rights and digging through the vaults and unearthing everything Monkees, so... yeah, he knew his shiat.


Also did the expanded Pebbles line. Great stuff.
 
2019-04-15 09:05:05 PM  
I guess there was more than one Gary Stewart.  This one has been dead for a while -

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2019-04-15 09:38:17 PM  
Peace, love, and understanding.

/sits back and waits for the funny votes
 
2019-04-15 09:46:12 PM  
Besides Elvis Costello, I particularly appreciate his supporting Cindy Lee Berryhill, a very underrated musician IMHO. Damn, this is really sad news. Very sorry to hear it. Condolences to Mr. Stewart's family and friends.
 
2019-04-15 10:13:01 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Peace, love, and understanding.

/sits back and waits for the funny votes


you're no jeebus of cool.
 
2019-04-15 10:17:58 PM  

fortheloveofgod: I guess there was more than one Gary Stewart.  This one has been dead for a while -

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That Gary Stewart is somewhat of a legend 'round these parts.
 
2019-04-15 10:22:02 PM  
He probably finished listening to the full album of "Philosophy of the World" by the The Shaggs and figured he could never produce music so pure.  Saddened, he ended it all.

The Wiggins claim another victim.
 
2019-04-15 10:41:36 PM  
He seemed to be quite a decent person and a dear friend to many people.  Very sad.
 
2019-04-15 10:50:30 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: He did brilliant reissues. RIP, Sparks fan.


With Rhino, the stuff he reissued from the Grateful Dead was amazing.
 
2019-04-16 12:20:32 AM  
And another bummer - Georgette died today, too
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2019-04-16 03:16:57 AM  

Gonz: EdwardTellerhands: He did brilliant reissues. RIP, Sparks fan.

With Rhino, the stuff he reissued from the Grateful Dead was amazing.


Rhino's transformation was bizarre: from packagers of goofy Dr Demento-type novelties to musical archeologists and curators of forgotten gems.
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2019-04-16 09:36:22 AM  

EdwardTellerhands: Gonz: EdwardTellerhands: He did brilliant reissues. RIP, Sparks fan.

With Rhino, the stuff he reissued from the Grateful Dead was amazing.

Rhino's transformation was bizarre: from packagers of goofy Dr Demento-type novelties to musical archeologists and curators of forgotten gems.
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And then to repackagers of Warner-owned music once WB bought them.
 
2019-04-16 01:12:03 PM  
I don't remember if I ever saw Stewart in the office, but I tempted for a brief time at Rhino.  It was a cool place to temp.  There was a room where you could take a nap if you need to.  There was a rec room off the kitchen area where you could play games (including sumo wrestler, with outfits, the whole nine) or read books (I read Jurassic Park on my lunch break one week).  Because if its location in a food desert, we had catered lunch from actual restaurants and we paid something like $3 for it.

I recall that one of the guys on the team I was working with loved John Mayer; to this day I can only take so much of "Your Body is a Wonderland".  Another guy on the team was an older man who told us the story of how his son and his girlfriend were at a Prince concert as VIPs and somehow met him, and Prince asked the girlfriend to come with him and the girlfriend dumped his son right then and there.  Then there was the time, an employee brought her mom who was "medium" to talk about her connection with the "other side" - it is L.A., after all. . .

To this day, I drink coffee out my Rhino mug almost every weekend.  I was in a transitional point in my life, and just having a nice place to go to work for a month was such a relief.  So, if Stewart was even a little responsible for that totally cool place to work, he did his part to make the world a little brighter for someone else.

/R.I.P.
 
2019-04-16 03:08:25 PM  
Thanks for the music.
RIP
 
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