Donald K. Tarlton
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|Donald K. Tarlton|
|Also known as||Donald K. Donald|
12 May 1943 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, promoter|
|Labels||Last Gang Records, Aquarius|
Donald K. Tarlton, CM (born 12 May 1943) is a Canadian record producer and promoter. He promoted numerous concerts and Canadian musicians under the name Donald K. Donald.
Early life and education
Tarlton graduated from Rosemere High School in the Montreal area and then attended Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University). His interest in entertainment promotion began in his youth.
In 1966 Tarlton founded Donald K. Donald Productions, a concert promotion and booking company.
In 1998, Tarlton founded the music industry promotion company Le Group DKD and founded several new music labels. 
Awards and recognition
- 1982: Félix Award, Producer of the Year
- 2000: Appointed Member of the Order of Canada
- 2007: Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, presented at the Juno Awards
- 2015: SOCAN Special Achievement Award
- Larry LeBlanc (8 January 2000). Promoter Tarlton Turns to New Labels in Canada. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 39–. ISSN 0006-2510.
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