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PASSINGS: Al Coury, Gail Kobe, Cosmo Allegretti
PASSINGS: Al Coury, Gail Kobe, Cosmo Allegretti

Al Coury Record company executive Al Coury, 78, a longtime record company executive who helped propel the "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" soundtracks to the top of the pop charts in the 1970s as chief of the RSO record label, died Thursday in Thousand Oaks of complications from a stroke, his family announced. After 17 years at Capitol Records, Coury became president of RSO in 1976, when entertainment entrepreneur Robert Stigwood launched the label with a roster led by Eric Clapton and the Bee Gees. Known for his promotional skill, Coury seized on the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, which was dominated by the Bee Gees' falsetto harmonies and...

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