The rock ‘n roll world is mourning the freakish demise of longtime trade insider Mick Brigden, who managed careers and directed excursions for the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Peter Frampton, amongst different acts.
Brigden died earlier this week following an accident as he was trying to dig a grave for his household’s canine at his hilltop house north of Santa Rosa, Calif., the Press Democrat reported Friday. He was 73.
Brigden was pronounced dead at a close-by hospital. Details of the accident haven’t been launched.
The music manager, a longtime protégé of famed rock promoter Bill Graham, was finest recognized in latest a long time for his work with Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. He additionally helped handle hitmakers reminiscent of (*73*) Hagar, Eddie Money, Humble Pie and Mountain.
“It’s been a crazy and wonderful 33 years of rock ‘n’ roll,” Satriani posted in Instagram, together with a photograph of Brigden. “I’ve by no means labored so laborious, performed so laborious, laughed and cried so laborious, made a lot music and had so many worldwide adventures, and all with Mick by my facet. He was the last word music business mentor. Honest, powerful, nurturing, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was all of these issues.
“Mick Brigden was the first person that ever took care of me on the road,” rock vocalist (*73*) Hagar posted on Facebook. “He … would hang out with us on days off, a real soldier and loyal friend.”
Brigden is survived by his spouse Julia Dreyer Brigden and son Jack Brigden of Santa Rosa, stepdaughter Jessica Merz and grandson David Merz of Novato.