Inductee Biography for JACK CURTIS
Jack Curtis’s career in the entertainment industry spanned 50 years. In the 50s and 60s, he had a record label (Mascot Records), was a record producer, songwriter, concert promoter and newspaper columnist with Arizona’s largest newspaper, the Republic & Gazette.

Curtis hosted several of his own TV show featuring both local and national acts. He booked concerts around the state featuring top touring acts including Sonny & Cher, The Beach Boys and the Mamas & the Papas. As a columnist, he interviewed well-known personalities of the day including singers, actors and even the Duke & Duchess of Windsor.

Curtis produced songs for local talent including Frank Fafara, P-Nut Butter and Roosevelt Nettles. The Curtis and Nettles songs “Yes, Your Honor” and “Drifting Heart” were featured in the 2019 Academy Award winning movie, Green Book.

Jack Curtis was instrumental in helping further the careers of Charlie Gearheart, (founder of Goose Creek Symphony), Bob “Willard” Henke, (Goose Creek Symphony, Dr. Hook, Glen Campbell) and The Spiders, who eventually became Alice Cooper.

The influence Jack Curtis had on the music industry in Arizona can still be felt today.