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Capricorn Records founder Phil Walden, April 23

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. AP/The Macon Telegraph, Nick Oza
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