R.I.P. Dick Griffey

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Dick Griffey, the founder of SOLAR Records passed over the weekend. Shalamar, The Whispers, Dynasty, Lakeside, Klymaxx, Midnight Star, Carrie Lucas. Calloway and The Deele all recorded for SOLAR. In addition to being a Berry Gordy-like music mogul of the ’80s Griffey is responsible for mentoring Suge Knight on the music business.