[OutVoice] Don Hill

Zecca zeccaesq at verizon.net
Mon Apr 4 12:25:10 EDT 2011

So sad to hear about Don's passing.  He was the last of the long-haired, coke-snorting generation of club managers who  was completely oblivious to sexual and gender orientation and simply saw talent as talent.  He encouraged gay/straight fusion in his audiences by exposing everyone to everything, as long as it was good, seeing the crowd that supports unsigned bands and cult acts as the minority group which he served.  I first worked with him at the Cat Club, played several Cherry Vanilla reunions at Don Hill's and was honored to join the Squeezbox Band backing Marc "Tainted Love" Almond there.  Although the Cat Club was so dominant for a moment in time as a record company showcase that stars like Chaka Khan would get up unannounced in the middle of a night and sing a couple of songs, he will probably be best remembered for the Squeezebox Band which became "Hedwige and the Angry Inch".

Thanks, Don!

Love ya,


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