Mick Brigden, a tour supervisor for The Rolling Stones and the supervisor of supergroup Chickenfoot, died on Sept. 5, following an accident in his home 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, informed 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 dying in a helicopter crash. In 2008, he turned 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 never worked so hard, played so hard, laughed and cried so hard, made so much music and had so many worldwide adventures, and all with Mick by my side,” mentioned Satriani. “He was the ultimate music business mentor. Honest, tough, nurturing, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was all of things and more. I learned so much about how to be a good person from Mick. Throughout his illustrious career he worked the biggest and the best, but always knew it was important to be kind, be respectful, be cool and do things the right way.”
In a Facebook submit, Hagar wrote of his late supervisor, “Mick Brigden was the first person that ever took care of me on the road. Montrose opened for Humble Pie for the three years we were on the road. Mick was their tour manager, lighting director, stage manager, seemed like he did everything. He used to do lights for Montrose and would hang out with us on days off, a real soldier and loyal friend. The way he took care of Joe Satriani all these years and then for Chickenfoot as our co-manager with Carter (God rest his soul). I’m sure they’re all working for Bill Graham again in the rock ‘n’ roll heaven. RIP Mick Brigden, my condolences to your loved ones.”