Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Eagles’ Famed Manager Irving Azoff Receiving NARAS Honor at Clive Davis Dinner


Congrats to Irving Azoff. The famed manager of the Eagles and founder of Front Line Management is receiving the special NARAS award for music icons this February at Clive Davis’s pre Grammy gala.

Azoff is literally a living legend in the music business. In addition to the Eagles he’s guided everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Steely Dan to Bon Jovi. His first client was the late, beloved Dan Fogelberg.

Nowadays Azoff is chairman and CEO of Azoff MSG Entertainment, a new venture with The Madison Square Garden Company. He’s a mensch and a loyal friend to people who’ve come through the industry with him. Clive’s party is really going to swing with Azoff as honoree. Neal Portnow and Clive made an excellent choice.

PS Among the things I love about Irving Azoff is that he drove Jann Wenner crazy in the 70s and 80s!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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