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Walter Yetnikoff, president of CBS Records, presents gold records in New York on Jan. 17, 1978. Yetnikoff, the rampaging, R-rated head of CBS Records who presided over blockbuster releases by Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and many others and otherwise devoted his life to a self-catered feast of "schmoozing, shmingling and bingling," has died at age 87. Yetnikoff's death was confirmed, by David Ritz, who collaborated with Yetnikoff on his memoir "Howling at the Moon
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Obit Walter Yetnikoff, New York, United States - 17 Jan 1978

Walter Yetnikoff, president of CBS Records, presents gold records in New York on Jan. 17, 1978. Yetnikoff, the rampaging, R-rated head of CBS Records who presided over blockbuster releases by Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and many others and otherwise devoted his life to a self-catered feast of "schmoozing, shmingling and bingling," has died at age 87. Yetnikoff's death was confirmed, by David Ritz, who collaborated with Yetnikoff on his memoir "Howling at the Moon

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