Mick Brigden, a tour supervisor for The Rolling Stones and the supervisor of supergroup Chickenfoot, died on Sept. 5, following an accident in his dwelling in Santa Rosa, Calif.
The England native, who labored with acts like Joe Satriani, Carlos Santana, Bob Dylan, Mountain and Peter Frampton, was digging a grave for his household’s canine when the unspecified accident occurred, his spouse of 34 years, Julia Dreyer Brigden, instructed The Press Democrat. Following the accident, Brigden, 73, was taken to the hospital the place he handed away.
Brigden was a mentee of live performance promoter Bill Graham. Brigden, together with others who labored with Graham, bought 90% of the corporate Bill Graham Presents following Graham’s 1991 loss of life in a helicopter crash. In 2008, he grew to become the supervisor of the supergroup Chickenfoot, which options rockers Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith.
Satriani shared a heartfelt notice following Brigden’s passing on his web site.
“I’ve by no means labored so laborious, performed so laborious, laughed and cried so laborious, made a lot music and had so many worldwide adventures, and all with Mick by my facet,” stated Satriani. “He was the final word music enterprise mentor. Honest, powerful, nurturing, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was all of issues and extra. I discovered a lot about how you can be particular person from Mick. Throughout his illustrious profession he labored the largest and the perfect, however all the time knew it was vital to be sort, be respectful, be cool and do issues the precise means.”
In a Facebook submit, Hagar wrote of his late supervisor, “Mick Brigden was the primary person who ever took care of me on the highway. Montrose opened for Humble Pie for the three years we have been on the highway. Mick was their tour supervisor, lighting director, stage supervisor, appeared like he did every little thing. He used to do lights for Montrose and would hang around with us on days off, an actual soldier and constant good friend. The means he took care of Joe Satriani all these years after which for Chickenfoot as our co-manager with Carter (God relaxation his soul). I’m certain they’re all working for Bill Graham once more in the rock ‘n’ roll heaven. RIP Mick Brigden, my condolences to your family members.”