Today in Madonna History: February 14, 2013

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On February 14 2013, Mark Kamins, Madonna’s ex-boyfriend, and pioneering DJ-producer who helped launch her career, died.

A fixture in the downtown New York City scene of the early 1980s, he held court at Danceteria and produced Madonna’s debut single, Everybody.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Madonna wrote:

“I’m very sorry to hear about Mark’s death. I haven’t seen him for years but if it weren’t for him, I might not have had a singing career. He was the first DJ to play my demos before I had a record deal. He believed in me before anyone else did. I owe him a lot. May he Rest in Peace.”

One response

  1. I Loved what Mark did for her! Because of what Kamins did on the song Everybody, Madonna does not have to work a day in her life! Thanks to Mark, Madonna gets to do and enjoy what she does-to dance, sing and cry in front of millions of people around the world with her friendly Detroit smile and we are all grateful for that gift-music! Love you Madonna!

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