Bud Prager Passes
December 23, 2008 at 10:54 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of BUD PRAGER, who passed away in MONTAUK, NY on MONDAY after a battle with cancer of the esophagus. PRAGER is remembered as FELIZ PAPPALARDI's partner at WINDFALL MUSIC and as a manager for FOREIGNER.
Said friend RICHARD TOTOIAN, "FOREIGNER, BAD COMPANY, GIANT,GLEN BURTNICK, TALL STORIES, MEGADETH, COC and many other groups got the 'BUD treatment' of going over their songs,and suggesting certain changes. What do I know -- you are the artist, he would say, but if you can come up with a different chorus, etc. I think you have something. Most responded in a positive way. BUD cared about people and he respected talent. He had a sharp mind for a put down but was easy to break into his famous laugh when you gave it back to him. The 'Silver Fox' shall be missed."