Obits & Tributes

Franco Mamone
 (1941-1998)

Franco Mamone - one of the originators of concert promoting in Italy and perhaps the leading figure in that market throughout the last three decades - died in Milan on July 3rd.

Nikos Sachpasidis (1952-1997)

To make it clear from the start, this is not going to be some sort of highly objective piece of analytical journalism. Nikos was a friend. In as much as business relationships can ever cross that barrier into emotional attachments, I loved him.