American record producerDied when: 71 years 312 days (862 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Richard Gilbert Griffey (November 16, 1938 – September 24, 2010) was an American record producer and music promoter who founded SOLAR Records, a RAS acronym for "Sound of Los Angeles Records".
The label played a major role in developing a funk-oriented blend of disco, R&B and soul music during the 1970s and 1980s.
As a concert promoter, Griffey arranged bookings for artists such as James Brown, The Sylvers, Aretha Franklin, Jon Gibson, Stevie Wonder, and the Jacksons.