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Ted Gardner, a well-known artist manager and one of the founders of the icon Lollapalooza festival, died at the age of 74.

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He confirmed his passing The Brian Johnstown Massacre soloist Anton Newcomb tweeted the news last Wednesday (December 29th). At the time of writing, the cause of death has not been confirmed, although Newcomer Gardner said he was “surrounded by a loving family” at the time of his death.

Gardner has led the Brian Johnstown massacre since 2004. Tool, The Verve, Queens of the Stone Age, Competitive schools and Colin Hey. The music industry is described by the magnate Porn for Pyros bassist Martyn LeNobl has long been revered for his ambitious but resolute spirit as a “tough man with a good heart”.

Gardner began his musical career in 1977 when he co-founded Mushroom Records with Michael Goodinski and Ray Evans at the Bottom Line in Melbourne. Three years later, Gardner moved north and found a home at Sydney’s Nuclear Agency and worked closely with Matt Finish and others. Midnight oil.

There, he helped start a new wave of legendary careers Men at work, helped promote their 1981 “Business as usual” debut. A year after the band’s success in the U.S. in 1982, Gardner himself traveled to the states and signed. Frank Zappa1984 Production Manager. He soon became a major part of the American touring scene, leading similar groups. Echo and Bunnymen, Crowded house, New Order and Jane’s addiction.

In 1989, Jane’s addiction brought Gardner as his full-time manager, and in 1991, he led band members Perry Farrell and Stephen Perkins, as well as booking agents Don Mueller and Mark Geiger, to the Lollapalooza Festival.

Lollapalooza remains one of the largest and most anticipated music festivals in the world, and while its main event still dominates Grant Park in Chicago, the brand has spread to Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Sweden and France.

Gardner returned to Australia in 2007 and founded the Cross Section label and management agency, managing the ship at Sand Events and managing similar activities. Rose tattoos, Nathan Cavaliers and Cog drummer Lucius Borich.

Consider some of the honors bestowed on Gardner below:



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