Albert Grossman

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Albert Bernard Grossman (born May 21, 1926 in Chicago , † January 25, 1986 in London , England ) was an American music manager and impresario , who was particularly successful in the 1960s and 1970s. The artists he had under contract included a. Bob Dylan , Janis Joplin , The Band , Paul Butterfield , Bob Gibson and Peter, Paul and Mary .

Grossman had a degree in economics. He worked for the Chicago Housing Authority before opening the folk club The Gate of Horn in Chicago . In addition, he built up an artist agency. In 1959 he initiated the Newport Folk Festival together with George Wein .

In 1969 he set up the "Bearsville Recording Studio" near Woodstock (New York) , which was continued after his death by his widow Sally Grossman (she is on the cover of Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home as the woman in red to see). The following year he founded the label Bearsville Records .

Grossman can be seen in the film Dont Look Back , a documentary that was made in 1965 during Bob Dylan's tour of England. Furthermore, the role of producer Bud Grossman in the film Inside Llewyn Davis is based on his person.

Albert Grossman died of a heart attack in 1986 on a flight on the Concorde from New York to London . He is buried in Woodstock, New York.

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