Steve Popovich passed away Wednesday at his home in Murfreesboro, TN at the age of 68. Steve started in promotions during the 60’s and 70’s for CBS Records working with artist like Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chicago, Santana, Gary Puckett, The Jackson Five, Boston, Cheap Trick, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Bob Dylan, Boston, The Byrds, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and many more. The legendary Clive Davis promoted Steve to VP of Promotions for CBS Records, the youngest VP ever at CBS. In the mid Seventies Steve founded Cleveland International Records and signed Meat Loaf and had one of the largest selling albums in history with ” Bat Out Of Hell”.  On a personal note, I am blessed to have known Steve Popovich and to have him as a friend of mine since I first came to Nashville in 1975. He was all about the music but more importantly was a great human being. He will be missed.

Joe Chambers