Clarence Avant

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Clarence Alexander Avant (born February 25, 1931) is an American music executive, entrepreneur, and movie producer. He is sometimes known as the "Godfather of Black Music".[1][2] He was born in Climax, North Carolina.[3] He founded Sussex Records on December 18, 1969.

In October 2016, Avant received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[4][5]

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  1. "Pioneering Exec Clarence Avant, the Master Mentor". miamiherald.com December 2007. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
  2. Goldberg, Danny (2005). How the left lost teen spirit-- (and how they're getting it back). Akashic Books. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-9719206-8-2.
  3. Daunt, Tina (August 17, 2007). "Black celebs are major players". pqasb.pqarchiver.com L A Times August 2007. Retrieved December 5, 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. "Clarence Avant | Hollywood Walk of Fame". www.walkoffame.com. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  5. "Clarence Avant, 'Godfather of Black Music', Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-29.

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