Marty Thau dies from complications due to a recent heart attack

Posted on 25/02/14

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Marty Thau dies from complications due to a recent heart attack


Red Star Records informs us that Marty Thau has died from complications due to a recent heart attack. The label has kept it silent out of respect to his family, but as word had spread to a number of news outlets, they have decided to send out a press release.

Best known for his work with The New York Dolls, Blondie and electro-pioneers Suicide, Thau also worked with acts as diverse as Tony Orlando, Van Morrison, ? & The Mysterians, Captain Beefheart and The Ramones as well as founding indie label, Red Star Records, which was home to Suicide, The Fleshtones and more. In it's current digital incarnation Red Star is home to Lola Dutronic, The Carbon Manual, Futurisk and more.

At the time of his death, Marty was working on his memoirs ("Rockin' The Bowery (From the New York Dolls to Suicide)") as well as new albums for a launch of Red Star in Europe. Marty Thau died on February 13 and was 75 years old. Rest in peace.