Ted Gardner, co -founder of the iconic Chicago Lollapalooza festival with Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, died at the age of 74. He died on December 28, 2021 after battling an unspecified illness, Pollstar reports.
Prior to launching Lollapalooza, Gardner was the full-time manager of Jane’s Addiction since 1989. She and Farrell in 1991 went on to host the inaugural festival, which was reportedly established at the time as a farewell tour. for the band.
In addition to co-founding Lollapalooza, Gardner is a prolific rock manager who has worked with Queens of the Stone Age and The Verve, among others. From Melbourne, he and his wife, Nikki Brown, have cared for several Los Angeles bands for over 25 years, such as The Cramps, Rose Tattoo, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
“Apart from Roger Davies, Ted is the only artist manager from Australia who has consistently had worldwide achievements in his works,” said veteran agent and longtime friend John Sinclair, per Pollstar. “He’s strong, strong and powerful but also a good and loyal man.”
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