18 years Dean was the COO of Lawrence Welk's music publishing companies during
which time he built Welk's copyright holdings into one of the largest,
successful independent music publishing companies of all time.
So successful was the firm in every genre of popular
music that one year it receive
the top publisher award at every major music industry
event that recognized such endeavor.
Dean presents Songwriter Dean
platinum album (you remember those)
David Lee Roth's triple platinum
'em and Smile which featured
2003 U2's Bono recorded THAT'S
LIFE for the film, "The Good Thief"
at right, above, Michelle Kay, Bono and Dean.
Tharphas included "That's Life" in three magnificent productions
featuring songs recorded by Frank Sinatra: "Once More Frank"
(1976), which she performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov at an American Ballet Theatre
gala "Nine Sinatra Songs"
(1982), and the Broadway smash "Come
Fly Away" (2010). Ms Tharp's interpretation
of "That's Life" was also performed when she was recognized for her life
long, brilliantly inventive, contributions to the choreographic arts by The Kennedy Center Honors
Andy Williams' BARNABY
joins our music publishing family Andy Williams December
3, 1927- September 25, 2012
Rest in peace, my friend.
Along The Way
signed 11 year old Janet Jackson to
her first music publishing agreement -
the approval of father, Joe, of course.
was a "Markett" on the top 10 single "The Batman Theme"
Knievel was lowered into his Skycycle for his attempt to jump the
River to the strains of Dean's "The Ballad of Evel Kneivel."
- Creator's Panel Subject:
Music On The Internet From The Creator's Perspective
L-R in master shot: Jimmy Jam,
Brooke, Ice T, Michael Franti,
Leonard, Reeves Gabrels and panel moderator, Dean Kay Pictures
courtesy of ASCAP
and 6' 5" espectively,Dean and
Ralph Ross, billed
Kay and Mr. Ross "The
Biggest Act In Show Business" (1965)
with Olympic decathlon
and gold medal champion
the London Quireboys at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
then music publisher of the entire creative output of legendary composer Jerome Kern, in 1985 Dean orchestrated
the charge through Congress that resulted in
the issuance of a postage stamp commemorating the 100th
anniversary of Kern's birth.
Howard Berman (D-CA), Todd Brabec, EVP Membership Group ASCAP,
Levy, President Leeds Music,
Jay Morgenstern, EVP/GM Warner
Chappell Music Inc.,
Williams, Songwriter, President of ASCAP, Bruce Broughton, Composer,
John Conyers, Jr. (D - MI),
Roger Faxon, Joint CEO EMI Music Publishing,
President/COO Anglo-American Region - peermusic.
Patrick Leahy, lyricist Hal David
Orrin Hatch, Dean's Wife, Michelle, Dean
Kay with Senator Ted Kennedy
President Al Gore
Wayland Holyfield and Dean in the Halls of Congress 2016
former Librarian of Congress and
his wife Marjorie (2009)
Kay's testimony on behalf of ASCAP before the
SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Click
House Seal Above)
at an ASCAP Board meeting after makng a motion that ASCAP invade Peru.
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber
Michelle and Dudley Moore
With songwriter Tom Snow
and Sergio Mendez (1985)
Coleman, George Michael and
the legendary Harry Belafonte
Playboy Mansion was fun, even though the girls kept cramping Dean's
was off hustling Hef.
John Bucchino, Emma Walton
Hamilton (Julie Andrews daughter), Julie
and conductor Ian Fraser,
Dean, ASCAP's Nancy Knutsen
With The Masters Many of the world's most
renowned composers and authors gathered at ASCAP's first West Coast
Writer's Advisory Committee meeting (circa 1969) Back
Row: Joe Greene, Marcia Waldorf, Nachio Herb Brown, Jr., Harry
Duning, Bert Shefter,Fred Karlin, Danny Shapiro, Herb Magidson, Luchi DeJesus,
Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Livingston, Vic Mizzy, Arthur Hamilton,
Livingston, Al Kasha, Sammy Lerner, Tommy Wolf
Row (Seated): TBD, John Cacavas, Paul Francis Webster, Sammy
Fain, Harry Warren
Row: Dean Kay, Doug Goodwin, Don Wolf, Gene DePaul, Stu Phillips
Carter's Induction Into ASCAP's Jazz Wall of Fame (l-r)
John McKellen, Johnny Mandel, Mrs. Benny Carter (Hilma), Benny, Marilyn
Bergman, Alan Bergman, Dean.
inducted: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Billie
Holiday, Parker, Buddy Rich and Art Tatum.
Hinton and Artie ShawInducted
into ASCAP's Jazz Wall of Fame Back
row (left to right): Alan and Marilyn Bergman, bassist Ron Carter,
Board MemberJohnny Mandel, Dean, clarinetist Ken Peplowski;
row: Inductee Milt Hinton and wife Mona. Ron Carter
in honor of Milt Hinton and Peplowski in honor of Artie Shaw.