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Kurfirst's career in music started in 1967, when he opened the Village Theater -- the venue that later turned into the legendary Fillmore East -- in New York. In '68, at the age of 20, he put on the New York Rock Festival, a multi-date concert series at Flushing's Singer Bowl that featured Hendrix, Joplin, the Who, and the Doors.
In the '70s and '80s, Kurfirst signed and managed acts like the Ramones, Eurythmics, B52s, Jane's Addiction and the Talking Heads.
"Gary truly was the fifth Talking Head," TH members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth said in a statement. "We were very close friends and we will miss him terribly."
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