Veteran UAA Agent Glen Knight Dies At 73

Glen Knight
Courtesy of Universal Attraction Agency
– Glen Knight

Universal Attractions Agency’s Glen Knight, whose agenting career spanned more than 50 years, died Feb. 12 at age 73, UAA announced. 

After serving in Vietnam, Knight got his industry start at Associated Booking Corporation, which represented artists including Barry White, Bobby Blue Bland, Alice Cooper, Allman Brothers Band, Joe Walsh, REO Speedwagon, ELO and Bob Marley during his tenure.
After his time at ABC, Knight joined Buddy Lee Attractions as head of the agency’s Contemporary Music Department (Northeast) and represented Johnny Paycheck. He later became an agent at Mecca Artists and then to Headline Talent Inc., where he remained for 25 years and booked artists including Liza Minnelli, Tiny Tim, Bill Cosby and The Persuasions.
UAA in 2009 welcomed Knight, who is credited for bringing innovative and beloved “R&B and Oldies” one-off and package shows for tours such as  “Sounds of the ’60s” featuring the Drifters, Coasters, and Platters, among others.
“We lost a true family member,” UAA co-owner Jeff Epstein said in a statement. “Glen was an integral part of the fabric at UAA; he lived, bled, and loved Universal. He will be truly missed and our hearts are heavy from this loss. Our prayers go out to his family and friends.”
Harlan Ellis, executive event producer at Hank Lane Music & Productions and a friend of Knight’s, added, “Glen Knight was a fiercely loyal guy. He preceded me by a few years at Associated Booking Corporation (ABC), but we became fast friends and he helped me adjust to the agency world of colorful and often mercurial personalities that came and went over the years. Glen was extremely knowledgeable about music of all genres from jazz and blues to rock and “oldies.” We shared a love of the New York Yankees and we’d commiserate with each other on wins, losses and trades.”
Knight is survived by his son, Ian, and daughter, Nicky.