Don Gomez Dies

Don Gomez of Big Productions, former Rockefeller’s nightclub owner, promoter, booking agent and manager for Houston-area artists, died June 17 after a brief illness, according to longtime friend and talent buyer John Escamilla. Gomez was 91.

In addition to owning Rockefeller’s from the late ’80s to 1994, Donaciano Gomez ran his own talent agency in the ’60s and ’70s.

He was affiliated with Houston City Live in the ’90s, where he booked artists including Merle Haggard, Hiroshima, and Chaka Khan, the Houston Press said.

Gomez was nominated for Pollstar Nightclub Talent Buyer Of The Year in 1992 and inducted into the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame in 2008.