Label Exec Lathouwers Dies

Maurice Lathouwers, a longtime musician and label exec, died Feb. 17 at his Los Angeles home.

He started out as a saxman in several Chicago-area jazz bands and parlayed his love of music first to Capitol Records in 1957, where he worked with The Beatles, Steve Miller Band and Grand Funk Railroad, among others.

He was hired by Neil Bogart in 1974 as GM of Casablanca Records, eventually rising to VP of International Affairs. He then took over the West Coast international office at CBS Records, working with Michael Jackson, the Go-Go’s and Julio Iglesias.

His daughter, Germaine, currently executive assistant to Tony Dimitriades at East End Management in Los Angeles, is one of the best-known contacts in the concert business, having worked as Peter Grosslight’s assistant for almost two decades.