Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Chris Stamp dies of cancer aged 70

Chris Stamp, former manager of the Who, and who also launched the career of Jimi Hendrix, has died aged 70. Stamp, brother of actor Terence, was credited by Who front man Roger Daltrey of being instrumental in the bands success saying without Stamp the band "wouldn't be the band we were".

Frank Barsalona, the pioneering music agent who is often credited with helping create the modern American rock touring circuit, died last week after losing a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 74. Over the years his agency represented the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Tom Petty, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, Marianne Faithful, Sinead O'Connor, Suzanne Vega and U2

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