Nikki Sixx’s Uncle, Capitol Records Executive Don Zimmerman, Dies – 2020
Nikki Sixx: RIP Don Zimmerman. You changed my life forever by sending me albums when I was a kid in Idaho with a big dream and then by bringing me to Los Angeles to live with you, you actually changed rock n roll in the ’80s. God bless your family and friends. Thank you.
Nikki Sixx was partially raised by his single mother, Deana Richards, and by his grandparents after his father left the family. Nikki’s uncle, the husband of Deana’s sister Sharon, was Don Zimmerman, producer and president of Capitol Records.
Don contributed greatly to Capitol’s legacy, having joined our company in 1965 and served as its President from 1976 to 1987. He was loved, admired and respected by the label’s artists and staff, as well as the industry at large. (2/2)
— Capitol Records (@CapitolRecords) December 13, 2020