AEG's Brian Murphy Dies


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Brian Murphy, 70, longtime SoCal promoter, veteran of Avalon Attractions, and President for the West Coast for AEG and Goldenvoice, has passed away.

The news was announced via an email from AEG Presents President for North America Rick Mueller, as provided to Billboard.

“The guy was a freaking legend in the business and industry where we don’t do a great job celebrating the greats,” Mueller reportedly says in an email to friends. “He opened so many doors and guided me through them in my career. You don’t see that type of mentorship too often. I miss him.”

Murphy is a legend in the music business, having co-founded Avalon in 1977, bringing some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll to the West Coast. He and his partners sold the company to SFX for $22 million in 1998.