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Lollapalooza co-founder Ted Gardner has died

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Music-industry veteran and Lollapalooza co-founder Ted Gardner has died.

The news was first announced by Anton Newcombe of the band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, who Gardner had managed. According to Billboard, Gardner was 74.

“I’m sad to report Ted Gardner, our manager passed away today surrounded by his loving family,” Newcombe tweeted on December 28. “We will miss a great manager, mentor & friend. Our condolences to all his family & friends.”

Gardner was the manager of Jane’s Addiction when he and Perry Farrell co-founded Lollapalooza in 1991. He also managed bands including Tool and The Verve.

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