Donald K. Tarlton

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Donald K. Tarlton
Also known as Donald K. Donald
Born (1943-05-12) 12 May 1943 (age 74)
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[edit]

Tarlton graduated from Rosemere High School in the Montreal area and then attended George Williams University (now Concordia University). His interest in entertainment promotion began in his youth.

Career[edit]

In 1966 Tarlton founded Donald K. Donald Productions, a concert promotion and booking company.[1]

Tarlton was one of several people who began the Montreal-based Aquarius Records, noted for artists such as April Wine, Corey Hart and Sum 41.[1]

Tarlton has also been an occasional theatre promoter in America, including the Tony Award-winning Black and Blue and Tango Argentino.

In 1998, Tarlton founded the music industry promotion company Le Group DKD and founded several new music labels. [1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Larry LeBlanc (8 January 2000). Promoter Tarlton Turns to New Labels in Canada. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 39–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ Rioux, Christian. "Donald, Donald K.". thecanadianencyclopedia.com. The Historica Dominion Institute. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  3. ^ The Right Honourable Adrienne Louise Clarkson. "Donald K. Tarlton, C.M.". Ottawa: Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  4. ^ The Right Honourable Adrienne Louise Clarkson (30 September 2000). "Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 134, No. 40" (PDF). Ottawa: Governor General of Canada. Canada Gazette. Government House. p. 5 (3069 Canada Gazette). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Juno Awards Database". junoawards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.socan.ca/about/awards/2016-socan-awards

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