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Elliot Roberts (born Elliot Rabinowitz,[1] February 22, 1943)[2] 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. 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.[1] Roberts later formed Lookout Management with David Geffen, and helped to create Geffen's 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, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Bob Dylan, the Eagles, Tom Petty, Talking Heads, Devo, Tracy Chapman, Spiritualized, Mazzy Star, Devendra Banhart, The Alarm, and other musicians.[2] References[edit]

^ 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 Canyon."

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