RIP: ALAN LIVINGSTON

Alan Livingston, the former President of Capitol Records who signed The Beatles to the label, has died of age-related causes at 81.   According to Billboard.com, Livingston not only helped bring about Beatlemania, but he also presided over Capitol during the time when they signed acts like The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, the Steve Miller Band and The Band.   He’s also noted for creating “Bozo the Clown” and helping to inspire the famed Capitol Records Tower in L-A.   Livingston is survived by his two children, step-child and wife, Academy Award-nominated actress Nancy Olsen.

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