New York Dolls Manager Passes Away
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.17.2014
Marty Thau was seventy-five...
The New York Dolls' legendary manager Marty Thau passed away on Thursday in Petersburg, Virgina at the age of seventy-five. Billboard reports that Thau passed after complications from renal failure.
Thau, who was the chairman of the 1970s indie label Red Star Records, began his career at Billboard as an executive advertising trainee. During his time as a manager he handled the Dolls and Suicide, and was an early supporter of bands such as the Ramones, Blondie and the Heartbreakers.
On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Thau.