[JPL] Peter J. Levinson passes
tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Wed Oct 22 15:56:55 EDT 2008
Really sad, Peter was a class individual and very good at his craft. I
remember talking with me many times about his books and at conventions.
The industry has lost another giant. ALOHA T0m
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> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Peter J. Levinson
> Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:04:24 -0700
> From: Levinson Communications <LevinsonComm at aol.com>
> To: <LevinsonComm at aol.com>
> Dear friends:
> It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of veteran music
> public relations executive Peter J. Levinson, considered by many in
> the music business to be the preeminent authority on jazz and
> affiliated music. In recent years he had also become one of the
> industry's most prominent biographers of major figures in the musical
> field. Peter succumbed early October 21 of head injuries due to a fall
> in his Malibu home. He was 74 years old. For nearly two years he
> suffered from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) which had eventually robbed
> him of his ability to speak. Despite that, with the help of a talking
> computer, he worked tirelessly for the industry until the day he died.
> Funeral services will be private, with a musical memorial and
> celebration of his life to be set later this year. In lieu of flowers,
> the family asks that gifts be directed to the University of Virginia.
> Checks should be made payable to the University of Virginia and sent
> to Cecelia Baber, Director of Gift Accounting, Office of Development
> and Public Affairs, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400807,
> Charlottesville, VA 22901-4807.
> Please note on the check that the gift is in memory of Peter Levinson.
> Gifts may be made on-line at
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