Tag Archives: Concert Promoter

The Four Freshmen In Concert

May 8, 1962 is a day I will never forget. It was the first concert I ever promoted. I was in college at the time. I attended Youngstown University. Today it is called Youngstown State. During registration, I complained about the $35 per semester student activity fee that we had to pay. I thought students […]

Sid Bernstein: The Passing of a Legend

Concert promoter Sid Bernstein died this past Wednesday August 21.  He was 95. I always gave Sid credit as the promoter who brought the Beatles to the U.S.  He promoted their first American date on February 12, 1964.  That was three days after the Beatles famous Ed Sullivan Show appearance and seven months before Tim […]

Adventures in Rock and Roll!

When my partner, Tim Tormey, told me we could get the Beatles to perform a concert in Pittsburgh, but we needed to put $5,000 in a brown paper bag and deliver it to a bartender in Brooklyn, my heart sank. But I made it happen. I had no idea what an exciting life that first […]

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