Eli Bird Passes
April 30, 2010 at 4:35 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of former NETWORK MAGAZINE GROUP founder and longtime industry vet ELI BIRD, who passed THURSDAY, APRIL 29th. The music and radio trade magazines included ALBUM NETWORK, URBAN NETWORK, NETWORK 40, VIRTUALLY ALTERNATIVE, THE YELLOW PAGES OF ROCK and others.
ALBUM NET's TOMMY NAST posted on FACEBOOK, "Network friends, I am saddened by the loss of our dear friend and partner and one of the best all-around legendary music business figures, ELI BIRD. He passed away this morning after fighthing a severe respiratory illness. He was such a major influence to me and everyone who dealt with him at ALBUM NETWORK for many years. The family will release memorial service information soon."