Specialty Records Founder Art Rupe dies at 104, Net worth, Cause of Death, Wife and Family

Art Rupe was a record producer and music executive who is credited with helping to launch the rock revolution by bringing R&B and soul into the mainstream.

Richard and Lloyd Price’s careers were launched because of his diligent work ethic and amazing musical sensibility.

Death of the founder of Specialty Records, Art  Rupe

On Friday, Art Rupe, the creator of Specialty Records, passed away. At the time of his death, he was 104 years old. Beverly Rupe Schwarz, his daughter, announced his death.

He died at his home in Santa Barbara, California, on April 15, 2022.

However, his family has not revealed the cause of his death, therefore we think he died of natural causes.

Art  Rupe Age, Family, and Early Life

Art Rupe was born Arthur Newton Goldberg in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on September 5, 1917, and grew up in McKeesport, where his father, David, worked as a salesman at a secondhand furniture business and his mother, Anna, was a music lover.

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His surname was changed from Goldberg to Rupe, which was an ancestor’s surname.

Art Rupe Career, What was his profession?

He is the creator of Specialty Records, an independent record label. He found the recording skills he needed in the Watts district’s many after-hours clubs. In 1947, he began recording gospel quartets. His love of religious music spilled over into secular music, influencing his recording choices.

When Little Richard, a little-known recording artist at the time, followed Lloyd Price’s advice and gave Rupe a sample record, he became his most successful artist. Rupe grew increasingly active in oil and gas investments during the 1960s. In 1991, Rupe sold Specialty to Fantasy Records. In 2007, Rupe was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Rupe affected the growth of rock with his meticulous work ethic and unique musical sensibility.

Which school and college did he go to?

He went to Virginia Tech, Miami University, and UCLA for his education.

Art Rupe Net Worth, How much does he earn?

According to several websites on the internet, his net worth varies depending on the source. As a result, we’ll update this piece as soon as we learn more about his net worth from a reliable source.

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Art Rupe Wife, What about his relationship?

He married three times in his life. However, we do not know about his first wife but he has a daughter with his second wife named Lee Apostoleris and his third wife who died before him was Dorothy Rupe.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

We are currently unable to find him on any social media sites since he may have registered his name under a different name that we are unaware of. As a result, we will update this section as soon as we learn more about his social media presence.

Physical Appearance of Art Rupe’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourWhite
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Art Rupe’s you should be known

Zodiac SignCapricorn
Net WorthN / A
Single/ In a relationshipDivorced
Current SpouseLee Apostoleris  Dorothy Rupe

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