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Mark Bliesener

Mark Bliesener

Mark Bliesener  has years of daily experience in the music business as a performer (1966-1976), music critic (1976-1978), publicist (1978-1988) and personal manager (1989-2016). Bliesener has received 16 Gold and Platinum record awards from artists whose careers he has managed including; Alan Parsons, Lyle Lovett, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He coined the band name “Dead Kennedys,” is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Band and the organizer of Denver’s annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash.

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Dead Kennedys: How I named "the Dead Kennedys"

Memoir by Mark Bliesener, Westword, 21 July 2011

IN MAY OF 1976, I quit my job in L.A. playing drums with ? and the Mysterians, and "retired" to Berthoud. The scheme was to ...

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