Music Managers in History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1943-02-25 Elliot Roberts [Rabinowitz] American music artist manager (Joni Mitchell; Neil Young), and label executive (Asylum Records), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1944-03-15 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), born in Winchester, Hampshire (d. 2015)

Sharon Osbourne

1952-10-09 Sharon Osbourne (née Levy), English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor: America's Got Talent, 2007-12; The Talk, 2010-21), and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London


Weddings in Music

Maybelle Carter

1926-03-13 American folk and singer Maybelle Addington (17) weds music manager Ezra Carter (27)

Wedding of Interest

1982-07-04 Former Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds music manager and concert promoter Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Neil Diamond

2012-04-21 Music legend Neil Diamond (71) weds music manager Katie McNeil (42) at the Beverly Hills Hotel


Deaths in Music

  • 1973-03-05 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (The Animials; Jimi Hendrix), dies in a mid-air plane collision over France at 39)
  • 2005-01-05 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors), dies of lung cancer at 50

Malcolm McLaren

2010-04-08 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager (Sex Pistols; Bow Wow Wow), and musician, dies of cancer at 64

  • 2015-08-14 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham; Snow Patrol), dies at 71
  • 2019-06-21 Elliot Roberts [Rabinowitz] American music manager (Joni Mitchell; Neil Young), and label executive (Asylum Records), dies at 76