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Walter John O'Brien

Walter John O'Brien was American artist management executive, writer. Recipient Excellence in Mathematics award Mathematics Association American, Princeton, New Jersey, 1969.

Background

  • O'Brien, Walter John was born on December 25, 1951 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Walter Francis and Marie Carmella (Valvano) O'B.

  • Career

    • Director album promotions JEM Division Passport Records, South Plainfield, New Jersey, 1973-1975, ATV/Pye Records, New York City, 1975-1977. Label manager Passport Records, South Plainfield, 1977-1978. Director artist development Genesis Hit and Run Music Management, New York City, 1978-1980.

      General manager Hannibal Records, 1981. Founder, label manager Relativity/Combat Records division Important Records, Jamaica, 1981-1984. Founder, president Concrete Management Incorporated, New York York City, since 1984.

      Co-founder, president, vice president Concrete Marketing Inc., 1987—1990. President Piranha Brothers Productions Inc., 1990-1995. Telecomm. trainer International Minerals and Chemical Corporation Computer Network, New York City, 1984-1986.

      Advisory board directors department music business New York University, 1985-1990, lecturer, 1985—2003, SUCO, Oneonta, New York, 1987—2003. NARAS/Grammy award rock advisory committee member, 1992-1994.

    Works

    • Columnist: Music & Sound Output mag, 1980-1983, Keyboards, Computers, Software magazine, 1985-1987. Freelance writer, photographer Courier News, Gannett Incorporated, 2005-2007, staff writer, reporter since 2007.

    Personality

    Interests

    Computers, amateur radio, shortwave.

    Connections

    • Married Andrea Lapides, September 15, 1973 (divorced April 1975).
    • father: Walter Francis O'B.
    • mother: Marie Carmella (Valvano) O'B.
    • spouse: Andrea Lapides
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    Born December 25, 1951
    (age 64)
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    • 1973 - 1975
      Director, album promotions JEM Division Passport Records
      South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      Director, album promotions JEM Division Passport Records
    • 1977 - 1978
      label manager, Passport Records
      South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      director, artist development Genesis Hit and Run Music Management
    • 1981
      general manager, Hannibal Records
    • 1990 - 1995
      president, Piranha Brothers Productions Incorporated
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