Artist Manager John Gaydon Dies

Artist manager icon John Gaydon has passed away. News about Gaydon’s death broke after Sting tweeted about his passing.

John Gaydon
– John Gaydon

“We have lost a great man and a great friend,” Sting tweeted above a picture showing both men sitting next to each other a mere two weeks ago.
John Gaydon was the G of EG Management, which he formed with his business partner David Enthoven, who died in 2016.

Both men were essential in building the career of King Crimson, quitting their posts at Noel Gay Music in January 1969 to focus on managing the band.
“After the formation of ELP in 1970, the group were initially managed by EG but following a series of clashes with Greg Lake, Gaydon left in 1971 and went on to form his own management company, initially looking after Marc Bolan,” an obit published on King Crimson’s website reads.

It continues: “Over several decades John was involved in numerous music-related ventures and ran his own video production company, Omniverse Vision until 2015. The details of his passing aren’t known but his death was mentioned yesterday on Twitter by Sting.”