As well, Dutch collector Frans Jansen passed away on March 15. He 
regularly attended both ARSC and IASA meetings.  He was about to finish 
an essay about the history of Ultraphon, and their machines

Rainer Lotz

Am 19.03.2018 um 04:40 schrieb John Haley:
> I was very saddened to learn of Dan Langan's passing, and thank you, Mike,
> for bringing it to our attention.   I knew Dan from ARSC-NY meetings, and
> in my role as Editor of the Sound Recording Reviews of the ARSC Journal, I
> was privileged to work with him as a reviewer of sound recordings.  His
> knowledge was encyclopedic, and he was a very interesting guy.  We will
> miss him very much.  RIP.
> Best,
> John Haley
> On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 8:36 PM, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Sad news to report. Dan Langan died yesterday. Former Toast member, ARSC
>> member, 78 dealer, musical theater producer-promoter-authority, master
>> raconteur, Dan was 82 years old. Below is a memorial written by his
>> former wife Mary Deady.
>>   Born in Scranton, PA, Dan began his career as a reporter, editor,
>> columnist, and critic for the Syracuse Post Standard, Philadelphia
>> Inquirer, Variety, and for seven years was the "Man about Music" for
>> WNYC radio programs. He moved on to corporate public relations before
>> opening his own public relations/consulting firm, Langan Communications,
>> which mainly serviced arts and entertainment clients, including major
>> performing arts centers across the nation. Dan was passionate about New
>> York, Broadway, and the American Songbook.
>>   Dan wrote liner notes and booklets for recordings issued by RCA, Sony,
>> Vanguard and other labels, and is cited as an authority on music and
>> theatre in more than 50 books. Dan was a member of ARSC - Association
>> for Recorded Sound Collections and contributed articles to its journal,
>> and made presentations to the NY ARSC.
>>   Dan counted two Tonys - Randall and Bennett - in the casts of events he
>> produced and/or wrote, along with Gwen Verdon, Richard Kiley, Tom
>> Bosley, Jack Jones, four-time best song Oscar winners Jimmy Van Heusen
>> and Sammy Cahn, three-time winners Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, the
>> cast of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, and many other stars.
>>   Dan is survived by his daughter, Sheila Langan of Brooklyn, his former
>> wife, Mary Deady, and other loving family members. No flowers please,
>> but should you wish to make a donation in Dan’s name, please do so to
>> ARSC (the Association for Recorded Sound Collections):
>> We have also learned from Holland of the passing on March 15 of Franz
>> Jansen, apparently in an auto accident.
>>   (1936-2018). He was a man who committed himself to everything that had
>> to do with old music and devices. He was also someone who often wrote
>> beautiful articles for the viewer.  He and his wife Agnes frequent
>> attendees at the Annual Confeerence.
>>   We wish his family a lot of strength with the loss. RIP Franz.

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