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Walter Yetnikoff, volatile head of CBS Records, dead at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CBS Records boss Walter Yetnikoff has died at age 87. The rampaging, R-rated executive presided over blockbuster releases by Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and many others. David Ritz, who collaborated with Yetnikoff on his memoir "Howling at the Moon," confirmed the former executive's death. Yetnikoff ran CBS from 1975-90 and his reign peaked with such mega-sellers as Jackson's "Thriller," Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" […]

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