David Geffen

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Non-Performer

Inducted in: 2010

Inducted by: Jackson Browne

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2004 (ranked #12 in the Non-Performers - Industry category) .

David Geffen @ Wikipedia


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David Geffen

It was only a question of how soon power broker Geffen got inducted, as the Hall has always looked out for those who control the checkbooks and few in music history has a bigger bank account than he does. But Geffen's got music credentials to spare, starting out as a manager of a number of big acts (Crosby, Stills & Nash) before forming Asylum Records, selling that to Warners and then creating Geffen Records which produced the likes of Guns n' Roses and Nirvana among others. Of the modern label owners he, along with the still to be inducted Russell Simmons, are the ones who began like the old independent labels and built them into major players faster than anyone since Berry Gordy.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 16:22pm


The audience cheers when Jackson Browne talks about Laura Nyro during his induction speech for David Geffen. Nyro was one of the first artist Geffen signed.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.18.10 @ 11:14am

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