Don Kirschner was once known as The Man With the Golden Ear, is an American song publisher and rock producer who is best known for managing songwriting talent to successful groups like The Monkees and The Archies. As a producer, Kirshner was influential in starting off the career of singers and songwriters including Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Carole King, and Sarah Dash of Labelle.The acts were big time and varied... The Eagles, The RollingStones, Harry Chapin, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Rare Earth, Leon Redbone, Rush, REO Speedwagon, Rufus Thomas, Earth/Wind/& Fire, ELO, Kansas, Ike and Tina Turner, Jim Croce, Uriah Heep, Bad Company, Def Leppard, Foghat, Joe Walsh, Johnny Winter, Steppenwolf, Kiss, Boston, Lou Reed, etc.