In Memoriam: 10 Great Leaders Who Transitioned in 2010

dick-griffey

Dick Griffey (November 16, 1938 – September 24, 2010) American record producer and promoter, Griffey founded SOLAR Records, an acronym for "Sound of Los Angeles Records", which played a major role in developing a funk-oriented blend of disco, R&B and soul music during the 1970s and 1980s. SOLAR acts included Shalamar, Klymaxx, Lakeside, Midnight Star and The Whispers. Griffey ultimately built SOLAR into one of the nation’s largest black-owned companies, the first of two businesses he would lead to the ranks of the BE 100s. The second was African Development Public Investment Corp., a commodities and oil trading company.

Dick Griffey (November 16, 1938 – September 24, 2010) American record producer and promoter, Griffey…