Walter Yetnikoff

Music industry executive

Walter Yetnikoff (August 11, 1933 – August 8, 2021) was an American music industry businessman. He was the president of CBS Records International from 1971 to 1975 and then president and CEO of CBS Records from 1975 to 1990. He was known for helping produce many Michael Jackson music albums. He was born in New York City. Yetnikoff was born in New York City.

Walter Yetnikoff
Born(1933-08-11)August 11, 1933
DiedAugust 9, 2021(2021-08-09) (aged 87)
Alma materBrooklyn College (BA)
Columbia University (LLB)
Years active1958–2021
Spouse(s)June May Horowitz (divorced)
Cynthia Slamar (divorced)
Lynda Kady (m. 2007)

Yetnikoff died on August 8, 2021 in Bridgeport, Connecticut from bladder cancer, just three days before his 88th birthday.[1]

References Edit

  1. Trakin, Roy. "Walter Yetnikoff, Infamous CBS Records Head Who Helped Make Michael Jackson a Superstar, Dies at 87". Variety.