Gérard Drouot, Esteemed French Concert Promoter, Dies at 69

1/12/2022 4:45:00 AM

Gérard Drouot, esteemed French concert promoter, had died at age 69

Gérard Drouot, esteemed French concert promoter, had died at age 69

Drouot brought major acts including The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Ray Charles to France beginning in the 1970s.

took to Twitter to appreciate the time he spent with Drouot, including learning about “the world of fine French cuisine & wine, which we enjoyed over the years.Michael Pagnotta, a spokesperson for Lang's family, said Sunday the 77-year-old had been battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma and passed away Saturday at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.at 12:26 PM NEW YORK — Michael Lang, a co-creator and promoter of the 1969 Woodstock music festival that served as a touchstone for generations of music fans, has died.August 15, 1969: Woodstock Music Festival Concert goers enjoyed three days of peace, love and music.

” Kravitz added that Drouot “has been my friend & promoter in France from the beginning of my career until now has made his transition.He believed in me from the very start & was a wonderful guy with a wicked sense of humor."He was absolutely a historic figure, and also a great guy," Pagnotta, who said he had known Lang for about 30 years, told The Associated Press.He was a true music lover & lived his passion.“Both of those thing go hand in hand.” Drouot also worked with." Along with partners Artie Kornfeld, John Roberts and Joel Rosenman, Lang put together the festival billed as"three days of peace and music" in the summer of 1969 as the Vietnam War raged and led increasing numbers of disaffected young Americans to turn away from traditional mores and embraced a lifestyle that celebrated freedom of expression.

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