Mick Brigden, a tour supervisor identified for his work with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, died on Sunday following an accident at his dwelling in Santa Rosa, California, in keeping with his household. He was 73.
Brigden’s spouse, Julia Dreyer Brigden, informed native newspaper The Press Democrat that the accident occurred whereas her husband was digging a grave for his or her pet canine. The supervisor was reportedly transported to a close-by hospital, the place he died.
Born in Southend On Sea, England, Brigden was a protégé of famed live performance promoter Invoice Graham and labored with the likes of Van Morrison, Humble Pie, Peter Frampton and Carlos Santana throughout his decades-long profession.
He was first a graphic artist in Canada however pivoted his profession to administration after assembly Mountain frontman Felix Pappalardi in New York, in keeping with Brigden’s obituary on his web site.
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Brigden spent seven years working below Graham earlier than taking up the administration division of the promoter’s Invoice Graham Presents group. From there, he helped launch Wolfgang Data, which distributed six of Eddie Cash’s studio albums — together with his 1977 self-titled debut.
Following Graham’s demise in 1991, Brigden and his administration accomplice, Arnold “Arnie” Pustilnik, joined 13 different BGP workers in buying 90 p.c of the corporate. He and Pustilnik offered the enterprise within the early 2000s, when Brigden opened MJJ Administration with guitarist Joe Satriani as his sole shopper.
“It has been a loopy and fantastic 33 years of rock ‘n’ roll,” Satriani stated in a press release following Brigden’s demise. “I’ve by no means labored so arduous, performed so arduous, laughed and cried so arduous, made a lot music and had so many worldwide adventures, and all with Mick by my facet.”
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“He was the final word music enterprise mentor. Sincere, powerful, nurturing, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was all of issues and extra. I realized a lot about methods to be an excellent particular person from Mick,” he added. “All through his illustrious profession he labored the largest and the very best, however all the time knew it was essential to be variety, be respectful, be cool and do issues the proper manner.”
Exterior of music administration, Brigden had a ardour for winemaking, supplying grapes grown in his Northern California winery to make an unique Owl Ridge cabernet.
Brigden is survived by his spouse Julia, son Jack, stepdaughter Jessica and grandson David Merz.
His household has requested that any donations in Brigden’s honor be made to The Humane Society of Sonoma County.