Living Strings producer dies, 99main
The resourceful record producer Ethel Gabriel, who rescued the RCA Camden label and invented the Living Strings brand, has died in Rochester, a few months short of her centenary.
The first woman v-p at notoriously macho RCA, she had a producer credit on 2,500 releases.
In 1984 she gave her entire pension pot to former US Treasury Secretary Robert B Anderson to start a new record company. He was jailed for fraud and she lost the lot. She had to sell her Elvis memorabilia to stay solvent.