David Libert

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David Libert

David Libert (born 1943) is an American music executive and musician. He was one of the founding members of the 1960s musical group, The Happenings. Hailing from Paterson, New Jersey, The Happenings had several hit records including "See You in September" and a cover of "I Got Rhythm" that was on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles charts for 14 weeks in 1967, and peaked at number 3.[1]

Libert later left the group to join the Willard Alexander Agency as a booking agent. After a brief stint as road manager for Rare Earth, Libert became tour manager for Alice Cooper during Alice's most formidable years (1971–1975). Libert figured prominently in Bob Greene's book about accompanying Cooper's band on 1973's Billion Dollar Babies tour, Billion Dollar Baby ISBN 0-689-10616-5.

In 1975, Libert migrated from New York to Los Angeles and in 1976, he opened the David Libert Agency which represented George Clinton, Parliament/Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band and The Runaways (Cherie Currie, Lita Ford). In the late 90s, Libert formed Available Entertainment with entertainment attorney Alan Oken. A personal management company, Available Entertainment went on to represent George Clinton, Parliament/Funkadelic, Brian Auger, Living Colour, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Iranian singer, writer, performer Sussan Deyhim, The Fabulous Miss Wendy, The Coryell Auger Sample Trio and Tomi Rae Brown. Libert also wrote hit songs for other artists including The Tokens, The Chiffons and Gerry & The Pacemakers. Libert has promoted many concerts throughout his career including sold out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York (George Clinton) and the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Kansas City (Kool and the Gang) His producing credits include co-producing The Happenings album, Piece of Mind, with fellow Happenings member Bobby Miranda, as well as producing on his own, Tomi Rae Brown, Attus, Steel Water Blue and Eric Kellogg's Imaginary Band. Libert continues to reside in Los Angeles.

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  1. ^ "See You in September", Billboard. Accessed October 3, 2007.

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