Veteran music executive Eddie Lambert dies at 76

Eddie Lambert. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 14, 2019, 02.03 PM (IST)

Veteran music executive who worked at companies including ABC/Dunhill, Motown and EMI-Capitol during his five-decade career, Eddie Lambert, died aged 76. 

Eddie died on March 4 at his home in West Hills, California after having fought with cancer for 18 months. The news of his death was announced much later. 

His brother, Dennis Lambert, songwriter-producer said, "He was the wind beneath my wings, my mentor, my big bro, my biggest fan and my best friend.”

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Eddie began his career in 1964 at the age of 22 in New York City as a music publisher. He retired in 2017 because of his illness.

Among the many albums he executive produced, he also served twice as vice chairman of the Recording Academy and was its LA chapter president in 1979-81 and 1999-2001. He also was a national trustee and member of the television committee.

Eddie is survived by his wife of 28 years, Penny and 3 children.