In Memoriam, News|

Photo: Mikey Chung, Jamaican Bassist | Ted Gardner (died December 28, 2021) was an Australian artist manager, entrepreneur and company owner. Gardner began his career in Melbourne in 1977, then relocated to Sydney in 1980 and on to United States from 1982. There he managed Jane’s Addiction from 1989 and was co-founder of the original Lollapalooza festival in 1991 with its band members and booking agency.[citation needed]

Gardner started as an entrepreneur in 1977 when he partnered with Michael Gudinski and Ray Evans (co-founders of Mushroom Records) to run the Bottom Line club in Richmond, Victoria. In 1980 he moved to Sydney and worked with Chris Plimmer at The Nucleus Agency, home to Midnight Oil and Matt Finish. He went on the road with Matt Finish as their tour manager.

Gardner, with Russell Deppeler, manager of Men at Work, promoted the band in support of the release of their first album, Business as Usual. In 1982, the band traveled to America and opened for Fleetwood Mac then continued touring for the next 18 months throughout the world and headlining their own US tour. In late 1983 he moved to America and in 1984 became the production manager for Frank Zappa. In the next years he worked as either the tour or production manager for: UFO, Echo & The Bunnymen, New Order, The Sugarcubes, The The, Tangerine Dream, Crowded House and Jane’s Addiction.

In 1989 he became the manager of Jane’s Addiction, he co-founded Lollapalooza with band members Perry Farrell and Stephen Perkins and the band’s booking agents, Marc Geiger and Don Muller in 1991. He started his own management company with his wife, Nikki Brown, in 1992 and together they have managed artists such as Tool, The Verve, HUM, Colin Hay, The Geraldine Fibbers, Rival Schools, The Cramps, Queens Of The Stone Age, Anyone, Innaway, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
> > > > > > > > >
Gardner died on December 28, 2021.

Read the rest of the bio here:

* * * * *

Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…

If you want to know more about any of the musicians we lost this past week, please check out http://www.wikipedia.com

December 2021

29: Kaithapram Viswanathan Namboothiri, 58, Indian film score composer (Kaliyattam, Kannaki, Thilakkam), cancer.

28: Susan Palo Cherwien, 67, American poet, hymnwriter and singer, uterine cancer; Pavel Chrastina, 81, Czech bass guitarist, singer and lyricist (Olympic); Mikey Chung, 71, Jamaican musician and arranger, myeloma; Ted Gardner, Australian music manager, co-founder of Lollapalooza.

27: Defao, 62, Congolese singer-songwriter, COVID-19; Raymond Fau, 85, French singer- songwriter; Victor Socaciu, 68, Romanian folk singer, composer and politician, deputy (2008–2012).

26: Manikka Vinayagam, 78, Indian playback singer (Kannathil Muthamittal, Roja Kootam) and actor (Thiruda Thirudi), heart attack.

25: Guenshi Ever, Beninese singer; Janice Long, 66, English disc jockey (BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Wales) and television presenter (Top of the Pops), pneumonia.

24: J. D. Crowe, 84, American banjo player and bluegrass band leader (New South); Gwendolyn Killebrew, 82, American operatic contralto (Deutsche Oper am Rhein); Oscar López Ruiz, 83, Argentine composer, record producer and guitarist; Marco Mathieu, 57, Italian bassist (Negazione) and journalist, complications from a stroke; Meor Aziddin Yusof, 54, Malaysian folk singer, COVID-19.

22: Robin Le Mesurier, 68, British guitarist (The Wombles), cancer; Emil Ramsauer, 103, Swiss double bassist (Takasa) (death announced on this date); Jürg Wyttenbach, 86, Swiss composer and pianist.


Leave a Reply

Close Search Window