Arthur Rupe, checklist producer who helped popularize R&B, has died at 104 - CNN

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Arthur Rupe, a record producer and 2011 inductee to the Rock & Roll corridor of repute, died Friday at his domestic in Santa Barbara, California, in line with a statement from the Arthur N. Rupe foundation. He changed into 104.

His death turned into also announced through his daughter, Beverly Rupe Schwarz, in keeping with the new york instances. CNN has reached out to Schwarz for remark.

Rupe is credited with launching the career of Rock and Roll pioneer Little Richard and helped make R&B a mainstream style of track, based on the Rock & Roll hall of fame.

"Rock and roll as we comprehend it would now not exist devoid of paintings Rupe," the hall of reputation wrote on its website."Rupe's fastidious work ethic and uncanny musical intuition shaped the evolution of rock."

Rupe was born Arthur N. Goldberg to a Jewish working-class household in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, his basis mentioned.

He would later exchange his name to "Rupe" after he moved to California and learned from his paternal grandfather that the family name Goldberg turned into adopted at Ellis Island, based on his basis.

After working with an engineering crew testing Liberty ships all the way through World war II, Rupe determined to become a record producer, his basis referred to.

He eventually began his own list label, distinctiveness statistics, which might go on to function many artists, including Roy Milton, Percy Mayfield, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Lloyd price, Little Richard, and Sam Cooke.

Rupe is survived by using his daughter Beverly and her husband Leo Schwarz as well as his granddaughter Madeline Kahan and her husband Kyle Kahan, his groundwork pointed out.

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