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GARY STEWART : Record exec curated hidden gems

Apr 14, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

For much of the 1980s and '90s, before music playlisting and influencer culture democratized the term "best," the name Gary Stewart carried with it a trademark of quality.

Stewart, whose death was confirmed Friday morning, served as the head of A&R for Los Angeles-based Rhino Records across that timespan, helping turn it from a taste-making retail store in Westwood to an essential reissue and archival recordings label. After leaving Rhino, he was hired by Apple's Steve Jobs to transform th...