NEWS of Roy Rifkind dying broke on January 25, 2022 as he died at the age of 94.
Roy Rifkind was a Spring Records Co-Founder who signed famous artists like Millie Jackson and Joe Simon.
News outlets reported that Rifkind passed away at his family home in Boca Raton, 佛罗里达.
The exact nature of his death has yet to be revealed at this time.
Rifkind and his brother Julie ran Spring Records, an influential R&B label, 数十年, Billboard 报告.
The brother duo is also credited for charting one of the first-ever hip-hop hits, Fatback’s 1979 “King Tim III (Personality Jock),” Billboard reported.
What was Roy Rifkind known for?
Roy Rifkind grew up in Brooklyn, New York and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
He was known for following in his father’s footsteps in working in the music business.
Their father had his own nightclubs, the two brothers co-managed the artists who would play at the club.
他的父亲, 哈利, managed The Boulevard and other city nightclubs
Billboard reported that they rode the train from Long Island into the city with Neil Diamond and future record mogul Doug Morris.
He co-founded Spring Records with his brother in 1967 in New York City.
His brother Julie Rifkind died in 2014.
Roy and his brother formed the record company with Bill Spitalsky after they ran a management company.
What are people saying about Roy Rifkind?
Family members said Roy loved to joke around and recalled him inviting them to a black-tie party only to laugh when they arrived in tuxedos while everyone else was in jeans.
His nephew Steve Rifkind described him as “a wise guy” 和 “the funniest human being you ever met in your life.”