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    Tom Draper, Black Music Industry Pioneer, Dies at 79

    Tom Draper, whose tenures at RCA and Warner Bros. Records helped lay the foundation for today’s black music industry, died Oct. 25 in Atlanta after a short illness. Draper was 79 years old. A memorial service is being held today (Nov. 1) at H.M. Patterson & Sons in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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    Another distinguished Detroiter. This has been a rough week. First with Rep. John Conyers, then Comedian John Witherspoon and now Record Exec. Tom Draper all of Detroit. Rest in peace Mr. Draper.



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