Mel Haber Dies

Uncle Mel Haber, manager for KC & The Sunshine Band, died May 29th at a Miami, Fla., hospital.

Haber’s career in entertainment included hosting a radio show in the 1940s and early ’50s, and motion picture promotion and marketing.

He took over managing KC’s affairs in 1990 following the singer’s recovery from a car accident and drug rehab. He is credited with getting KC and the band back on the road and in the studio.

Haber also helped resurrect the careers of Menudo and Tito Puente Jr.