Miller created many of the production techniques that Les Paul and others have taken credit for. A lot of his criticism of rock was pretty justified because most of that era's rock artists never stood the test of time. He was clearly New York/Broadway-centric and people forget New York was not exactly a center for rock until a decade or so later. Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined! 615.562.4346 http://www.bobolhsson.com http://audiomastery.com -----Original Message----- From Tom Fine: Mitch Miller did much for the music business, and for Mercury and then Columbia Records. May he rest in peace.