Ron Oberman, a senior record executive and former publicist to David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen, died Thursday in his Spanish Springs, Nevada, home after battling FTD (Frontal Temporal Degeneration) disease, a family spokesperson confirmed. He was 76.
Oberman was best known for developing and furthering the careers of international music artists such as Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, The Bangles, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Warrant, Wilderness Road, Martika and more. He also worked with the Beatles and Mick Jagger.
Born on Aug. 28, 1943, in Baltimore, Oberman began his career as a writer for a weekly column called "Teen to Teen" at The Evening Star Newspaper in Washington, D.C.