Don Kirshner, known as the Man with the Golden ear, died today due to heart failure. He is a legendary producer, song publisher and rock music mogul. He was the one who created the fictional rock band, The Monkees, which was made into a hit sitcom show for TV. Kirshner also had his own TV series for ABC called, “Don Kirshner Rock Concert”, in the early 70’s. The show aired every other week and had different musical acts perform on the show. Don Kirshner was 76 years old.