How did a boy from Hamilton become the most powerful person in global touring?

Arthur Fogel rose from being a club manager to road manager for Martha and the Muffins to (eventually) the guy who handles tours for U2 and the person who put The Police back together. How did that happen?

Start with this Globe and Mail Q&A from this week. And then move to this documentary (I was a script editor) on him. It’s worth every second.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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