THE LEER BROTHERS BAND
The LEER BROTHERS Band sends condolences to the family of CHARLES FACH, JR.
FACH passed away MONDAY, APRIL 25th 20011 in HERMITAGE, TN, outside NASHVILLE, at age 82.
Fach began his career in the music business in 1952 at RCA in Camden designing business forms. He was quickly promoted to regional sales manager and served as marketing director for several years. In the late 1950's, Fach joined Mercury records and in 1961 he became President of their subsidiary label Smash. As the head of Smash, he worked closely with artists like Roger Miller, Bruce Channel, the Angels, and the Left Bank.
Fach went on to become Executive VP of A&R at Polygram records where he successfully developed the careers of Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, Kool and the Gang, the Bar-kays, and the Ohio Players. In 1979, Fach moved to Nashville to head Musiverse, a production subsidiary of Polygram, where he was executive producer of several country albums with George Burns, including the single "I Wish I Was 18 Again", written by Sonny Throckmorton.
He had two top ten hits with the Kendalls on Mercury Records (via MusiVerse) with "Before I Cheat" and "If You're Waiting On Me, You're Backing Up." In the early 1980s, Fach started his own label, Compleat Records, which produced several top ten singles with Vern Gosdin including "I Can Tell By the Way You Dance (You're Gonna Love Me Tonight)" and "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right)" .
Through the years Jay Leer had occasional yet extended phone calls with Charlie. These calls continued to reveal that Charlie maintained his "ear" for the music, "heart" for the business and the soul of a friend. No obituary can adequately or accurately trace Charlie Fach's influence on those who's lives he touched.
A tow truck driver from Wilkes Barre who had been serving time in prison for homicide by vehicle has died.
The operator, 60, passed away at a hospital in Wayne County.
He was found guilty in 2012 of driving under the influence when he caused the death of Denise Polinchak. He was dispatched to her call for assistance.
According to police, he was called to tow Polinchak's car from the Social Security building near Wilkes Barre. Investigators reported when he backed up, Polinchak was hit by the open driver's side door and thrown to the ground. She died from the injuries.
He had served four years of a four to eight year sentence.
- info taken from WNEP-TV 16 "Convicted Tow Truck Driver Dies During Prison Sentence", name redacted
Thanks to all for your support of Mike.
"...there's A BIT Of Magic in everything and then some Loss to even things out " - Lou Reed
WE GRIEVE WITH OUR BROTHER MIKE OVER THE LOSS OF HIS WIFE DENISE.
DENISE MADE MIKE A BETTER MAN AND MUSICIAN.
HER DEATH AT THE HANDS OF AN "IMPAIRED" TOW TRUCK OPERATOR IS JUST TOO MUCH TO PROCESS.
PLEASE KEEP THEM BOTH IN YOUR PRAYERS.