Who was Mick Brigden? Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Killed, Cause of Death

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Mick Brigden Wiki – Mick Brigden Biography

Mick Brigden, a tour manager known for his work with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, died Sunday after an accident at his home in Santa Rosa, California, according to his family. He was 73 years old. Born in Southend On Sea, England, Brigden was a protégé of famous concert promoter Bill Graham and worked with the likes of Van Morrison, Humble Pie, Peter Frampton, and Carlos Santana during his decades-long career.

He was first a graphic artist in Canada but changed his career to management after meeting Mountain leader Felix Pappalardi in New York, according to Brigden’s obituary on his website. Brigden spent seven years working with Graham before taking over the management division of the promoter’s Bill Graham Presents organization. From there, he helped launch Wolfgang Records, which distributed six of Eddie Money’s studio albums, including his 1977 self-titled debut.

Following Graham’s death in 1991, Brigden and his managing partner, Arnold “Arnie” Pustilnik, joined 13 other BGP employees to buy 90 percent of the company. He and Pustilnik sold the business in the early 2000s when Brigden opened MJJ Management with guitarist Joe Satriani as his sole client.

“It has been 33 crazy and wonderful years of rock ‘n’ roll,” Satriani said in a statement following Brigden’s death. “I’ve never worked so hard, played so hard, laughed and cried so hard, made so much music and had so many adventures all over the world, and all with Mick by my side.”

Mick Brigden Age

Mick Brigden was 73 years old.

Mick Brigden Family

Brigden is survived by his wife Julia, son Jack, stepdaughter Jessica and grandson David Merz.

Cause of Death

The rock ‘n roll world is in shock after the freakish death of an industry insider who managed the careers and directed tours for the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, among others. Mick Brigden died in bizarre circumstances after an accident while attempting to dig a grave for his family dog at his hilltop home in California.

Brigden’s wife, Julia Dreyer Brigden, told local newspaper The Press Democrat that the accident happened while her husband was digging a grave for their pet dog. The manager was reportedly transported to a nearby hospital, where he died.

“He was the ultimate music business mentor. Honest, tough, nurturing, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was all of the things and more. I learned so much about how to be a good person from Mick,” he added. “Throughout his illustrious career he worked the biggest and the best, but always knew it was important to be kind, be respectful, be cool and do things the right way.”

His family has asked that any donations in Brigden’s honor be made to The Humane Society of Sonoma County.

The 73-year-old was digging the grave when it collapsed in on him and he died immediately, according to TMZ. “I’ve never worked so hard, played so hard, laughed and cried so hard, made so much music and had so many worldwide adventures, and all with Mick by my side. He was the ultimate music business mentor. Honest, tough, nurturing, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was all of those things.”

According to an Instagram post: it’s been a crazy and wonderful 33 years of rock ‘n’ roll. I’ve never worked so hard, played so hard, laughed and cried so hard, made so much music, and had so many worldwide adventures, and all with Mick by my side. He was the ultimate music business mentor. Honest, tough, nurturing, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was all of those things and more. I learned so much about how to be a good person from Mick. Throughout his illustrious career he worked with the biggest and the best, but always knew it was important to be kind, be respectful, be cool, and do things the right way.

He, along with the entire BGM team, guided my solo career from its start. Mick was always full of energy and endlessly creative. He could help you get an album project organized, pick the right mix, pick a single, help with album artwork, book a tour, manage a tour, review the contracts, crack the whip with a smile and get a table at the right restaurant when you needed one. And, then, over a few glasses of wine, share his feelings and insights, listen to yours, and remind you to smell the roses along the way…

RIP Mick Bridgen

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