Capricorn Records founder Phil Walden, April 23Phil Walden, the Capricorn Records founder who launched the careers of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band, died on April 23 after a long battle with cancer. He was 66. "Phil was a visionary," said Chuck Leavell, who joined the Allman Brothers on keyboards in 1972 and now plays with the Rolling Stones. "He just had a great vision and a true, deep passion for the music." Over a long career, Walden also promoted groups including the Charlie Daniels Band and Wet Willie.
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