'60s Rock Manager Giorgio Gomelsky Passes
January 14, 2016 at 5:40 PM (PT)
Producer/manager GIORGIO GOMELSKY passed away from cancer on WEDNESDAY in NEW YORK CITY, CONTACTMUSIC.COM reports. The onetime owner of the CRAWDADDY Club in LONDON, GOMELSKY booked the then-unsigned THE ROLLING DSTONES to play there, then eventually became their first manager.
When ANDREW OLDHAM took over as the STONES' manager, GOMELSKY started managing THE YARDBIRDS before launching MARMALADE RECORDS in the 1960s (where he recorded music by future members of 10CC). He also worked separately with JEFF BECK and JIMMY PAGE and booked LED ZEPPELIN to perform a residency at his club.
After moving to NEW YORK, GOMELSKY managed a recording and rehearsal space in NEW YORK CITY’s CHELSEA neighborhood, and also worked as a DJ at TRAMPS.