The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


David Geffen

Induction category: Non-Performer
Presented by: Jackson Browne

Biography

David Geffen (born February 21, 1943)       David Geffen has touched every corner of the entertainment industry but especially his first love, the music business. He is the founder of Asylum Records and Geffen Records. The former label launched or furthered the careers of numerous singer/songwriters and proto-Americana artists, from Jackson Browne to the Eagles. The latter label broke such galvanizing contemporary artists as Guns n’ Roses and Nirvana, while returning veteran acts like Aerosmith and Elton John to the top of the charts.        Born in Brooklyn, Geffen grew up wanting to make his mark on show business. He dropped ...

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