Marion Massey, mother of Island Records president David Massey and widely known as one of the first female artist managers, steering the careers of British pop star Lulu and songwriter Mark London, died March 1 in London. She was 81.

Radio executive-personality Jack Roberts, who was executive producer for CRN Digital Talk Radio and worked with Tony Bennett and Chubby Checker, died March 7 in Los Angeles following a long illness. He was 62.

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