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RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: January 13, 2016 22:41

Just posted on the Yardbirds' Facebook page.

This morning another legendary rock n' roll figure, a secret hero really, left us. Giorgio Gomelsky at 82, passed away this morning after battling with cancer last few years, may he R.I.P. Initially known for first managing The Rolling Stones, producing The Yardbirds and bringing blues to Britain in the early 60’s, Giorgio influenced, inspired and also helped kickstart the musical careers of so many including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John McLaughlin….some of the all time greatest guitarists! And that's just on the surface of this man's multi-layered life. Then of course in NYC he ignited the DIY, underground music scene in his special space on W24th that became the Green Door and later Red Door. Personally, Giorgio was a very good and dear friend, my music mentor and one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met, whom I owe much of my musical and cultural perspectives to, the work and inspiration he put in my band Barra Libre, the late late hours of incredible conversation, and the space, which was his own home in NY, that he gave us to serve music. “When you serve music, music serves you” - Gomelsky, RIP, you will be missed.

[www.facebook.com]


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: January 13, 2016 22:59

That is so sad.

Late 2015 and early 2016 has started off in a bad way.

Things will get better and lots of good things will happen I'm sure.

R.I.P. Giorgio sad smiley

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: January 14, 2016 00:26

A true visionary. RIP Giorgio.

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: bv ()
Date: January 14, 2016 00:37

See also this page:

The Crawdaddy Club
[www.iorr.org]

Bjornulf

R I P Gorgio Gomelsky.
Posted by: jp.M ()
Date: January 13, 2016 22:42

at 82...sad!...see Shidoobee..

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: January 14, 2016 01:06

Thanks BV for getting the posts in the best way. smileys with beer

This is the most recent video of life and times of Giorgio in the Kingston /Richmond areas when I was a youngster living there. thumbs up

[youtu.be]



Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: January 14, 2016 01:06

Ohhh my — love and light to him, and thanks and praises

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: January 14, 2016 01:11

The mad genius behind the Rolling Stones and Yardbirds


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: detroitken ()
Date: January 14, 2016 01:11

Sad to hear this...RIP Giorgio.....

Re: R I P Gorgio Gomelsky.
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: January 14, 2016 01:38

Quote
jp.M
at 82...sad!...see Shidoobee..

That website hurts my eyes...

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: January 14, 2016 12:43

A couple more of this great character.

[youtu.be]




[youtu.be]



Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: January 14, 2016 12:57

RIP Giorgio Gomelsky.

An original, unique, fascinating, funnily odd figure. I have always admired the sincerity in his artistic visualism.

- Doxa

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 14, 2016 15:20

An essential component of th early-mid 60's British Blues Boom.

Rest in peace, Giorgio Gomelsky

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: desertblues68 ()
Date: January 14, 2016 19:08

RIP Giorgio. A real visionary when it came to promoting and encouraging sheer musical talentsad smiley

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: January 14, 2016 19:23

Brian Jones, Mick Jagger & Giorgio Gomelsky (Charlie Watts behind) backstage at 'The Mod Ball'
April 08, 1964| Photos: Jeremy Fletcher






"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: Shantipole ()
Date: January 14, 2016 19:26

Jesus 2016 is starting horribly....

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: January 14, 2016 22:31

So....the legendary film of the early Stones performing is just gone forever?

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: January 14, 2016 23:20

Quote
24FPS
So....the legendary film of the early Stones performing is just gone forever?

Giorgio didn't have it.
VideoJames claims to have almost tracked it down: [www.iorr.org]


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: RIP Giorgio Gomelsky
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: January 14, 2016 23:25

Quote
Deltics
Quote
24FPS
So....the legendary film of the early Stones performing is just gone forever?

Giorgio didn't have it.
VideoJames claims to have almost tracked it down: [www.iorr.org]

Thanks, but that leaves us in the same place, nowhere.

Rolling Stones first manager dies.
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: January 15, 2016 19:51

From Rolling Stone:

"Rock businessman and producer Giorgio Gomelsky, best known for helping break the Rolling Stones as their first manager, has died following complications from colon cancer, The New York Times reports. He was 81.

Gomelsky first rose to fame as owner of London's famed Crawdaddy Club, becoming a key figure in the city's early Sixties music scene. He brought on the Rolling Stones as house band at Crawdaddy and later took over their early management; as the group's popularity rose, they hired new manager Andrew Loog Oldham, with Gomelsky recruiting the Yardbirds as the club's new house band. During that time, Gomelsky is also credited with creating Eric Clapton's longtime nickname "Slowhand."


[www.rollingstone.com]

Re: Rolling Stones first manager dies.
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: January 15, 2016 20:09


Re: Rolling Stones first manager dies.
Posted by: Cooltoplady ()
Date: January 15, 2016 20:41

where have you been?



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