He’s not a household name, maybe because he has such a weird name, but he has worked with some of the greatest in pop music, among them The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Bob Dylan and Carly Simon. Bear with us here!
Don Was was a key member of Detroit funk-rockers. Their name? Was.
On a jazzier note, he is the president of the seminal jazz label Blue Note, where is breathing new life into the genre.