Doug Dombrowski, 71, music promoter who has boosted the careers of many artists | Featured obituaries


Moser was a promotion agent for Transcontinent’s independent label Amherst Records and Mr. Dombrowski worked with him to secure radio appearances and sales for his artists, which included Spryo Gyra, Glenn Medeiros and Johnny “Guitar” Watson.

At Might Be Wild, their efforts have generated success on radio stations across Northeastern and Southern Ontario. Their clients included many Canadian bands, including Tragically Hip. In recent years, Mr. Dombrowski had worked with Rush.

Their office in a house and storefront on Elmwood Avenue in Allentown was a mecca for musicians and people working in the music business. Messy like a college dorm, ringed by phone calls, and lined floor-to-ceiling with framed gold records of artists they had promoted, one of its focal points was a wall bearing the signatures of U2 members.

“It was a crazy place,” said his wife Marjorie.

Could Be Wild’s office closed after Moser retired in 2009 due to health concerns. Mr. Dombrowski kept his familiar phone number and continued to do promotional work from his home. Moser died in 2020.

A collector of musical memorabilia, Mr. Dombrowski also traded sports cards and for a few years owned and operated a card shop, the Dugout, on Potters Road.

His wife, the former Marjorie “Margie” Houck, also worked at Transcontinent, but they did not meet until after she left the company. They married in 1982.


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