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ELLIOT ROBERTS (born ELLIOT RABINOWITZ, February 22, 1943) is an American music manager and record executive, best known for helping to jump-start the careers of singer-songwriters from the late 1960s and 1970, including those of Neil Young
Neil Young
and Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
.

After graduating from high school and dropping out of two colleges, Roberts attempted a career in acting before going to work for the William Morris Agency
William Morris Agency
where he met David Geffen , an agent at the firm. Roberts later formed Lookout Management with David Geffen, and helped to create Geffen's Asylum Records
Asylum Records
in 1970, which merged with Elektra Records
Elektra Records
in 1972 to form Elektra/Asylum Records. He is well known for his associations with Mitchell, Young, Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield
, Crosby, Stills, Nash ">

* ^ A B Tom King, The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood, p. 54, Broadway Books (New York 2001). * ^ A B The Guardian
The Guardian
article: "Lady of the

.