Aug 11, 2021
By Andy Johnson
He was the record executive behind monster hits like “Thriller, “Born in the USA” and “Bat Out of Hell.”
Former C-B-S Records boss Walter Yetnikoff has died.
He guided the careers of artist like Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Bruce Springstreen and many others when he ran C-B-S Records from 1975 to 1990.
His downfall came amid a storm of corporate turnovers and backstabbing and Yetnikoff’s personal clashes with people.
Walter Yetnikoff died of cancer at a hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, three days before his 88th birthday.