Mary Ellen Cataneo Death: She Died at the age of 62, Obituary – We learnt about the recent death of Suzanne Grant. This was made known to us through the tributes posted across social medias earlier today.
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Cataneo worked with some of the biggest names signed to Sony — and indeed, in the business — before she retired in 1995 to raise her two sons.
Among the roster she worked with, and was often photographed with, were the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Connick Jr., Johnny Mathis and Harry Connick Jr.
Although she had long since left the business, Cataneo was well known among her friends for remaining an active fan, delightedly attending events like the recent Mott the Hoople reunion.
In May, in one of her last social media posts, she celebrated the birthday of perhaps her most famous former client. “Bob Dylan once said to me: You can take everything I’ve done, pile it up and it will reach the sky.
No one can ever touch it. He was right of course. Thank you, Bob, for all of it. For opening our minds like no drug ever could and speaking to our souls when we felt like no one was listening. Bob, I am so grateful to be on this planet at the same time as you. And thanks for that pile, way up to the sky.”
Despite her struggle with cancer, Cataneo was able in August to attend her son Christopher McEwen’s wedding to Natalie Beach. Besides Christopher, she is survived by another son, film producer James McEwen, from her marriage to Joe McEwen, an A&R exec whom she met at CBS and now works at Concord.