Super-manager Irving Azoff named inductee to the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame
The 2020 inductees to the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame include Irving Azoff, ATTENDEE, who as a U of I student managed area rock music notables REO Speedwagon and Dan Fogelberg, ATTENDEE. His promotional work with icons of classic rock—most notably the Eagles—is often credited as a key ingredient for their superstar success. Azoff will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award—named to honor the legendary co-founder of Atlantic Records—that recognizes the contributions of producers, deejays, record executives and other industry professionals of major influence. Azoff parlayed his music success into a Hollywood career during which he co-produced defining ’80s movie such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Urban Cowboy.
See Azoff’s Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame profile here.
Photo courtesy of Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame.