Rolling Stones Tour Director Mick Brigden Dies ‘Immediately’ in ‘Freak’ Ditching Accident, Wife Says


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Mick Brigden’s wife Julia Dreyer Brigden shares more information on her husband’s death.

Speaking to TMZ, the widow of the former Rolling Stones’ tour manager revealed more details about the accident that led to Brigden’s untimely death while digging a grave for the couple’s Australian Shepherd.

Julia explained that on September 7, Brigden was digging a grave for their dog Travis, 14, who was in poor health and was not eating. (He was gunned down two days after Brigden’s death.) While digging, the hole collapsed on Brigden in what she described to TMZ as an “freak accident” which led to her death “immediately” .

A neighbor tried to call 911, but by the time first responders arrived Brigden was already dead.

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Brigden – who started his career as a graphic artist in Canada – has worked as a tour director for stars such as Van Morrison, Humble Pie, Peter Frampton and Carlos Santana. He was a protégé of Bill Graham.

Brigden spent seven years working under Graham before taking over the management division of the promoter’s Bill Graham Presents organization. From there, he helped start Wolfgang Records, which distributed six of Eddie Money’s studio albums, including his self-titled 1977 debut album.

After Graham’s death in 1991, Brigden and his managing partner, Arnold “Arnie” Pustilnik, joined 13 other BGP employees to buy 90 percent of the company. He and Pustilnik sold the company in the early 2000s, when Brigden opened MJJ Management with guitarist Joe Satriani as the sole client.

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“It was 33 crazy and wonderful years of rock ‘n’ roll,” Satriani said in a statement after Brigden’s death. “I’ve never worked so hard, played so hard, laughed and cried so hard, made so much music and had so many adventures around the world, and all with Mick by my side.”

“He was the ultimate mentor in the music world. Honest, tough, caring, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was everything and so much more. Mick taught me so much about how to be a good person.” , he added. “Throughout his illustrious career he worked the biggest and the best, but he always knew the importance of being kind, respectful, cool and doing things right.”

Brigden is survived by his wife Julia, son Jack, stepdaughter Jessica and grandson David Merz.


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