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Music Executive Who Helped Make “Saturday Night Fever” Album Hit Dies In Ventura County

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:25am

A music executive who helped make the soundtracks for the movies “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease” huge hits has died in Ventura County.

Al Coury passed away from complications of a stroke.

Coury worked at Capitol Records for 17 years, before become President of the RSO record label, which released the two smash albums.  In 1980, he founded his own label, which released the “Flashdance” soundtrack.

The Thousand Oaks man retired from the music business in 1992.

Coury was 78 years old.

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