Touring pioneer Shirley dies

Paul Williams

Rock tour trucking pioneer Edwin Shirley, who provided concert logistics for the likes of Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson as well as the London leg of Live Aid, has passed away.

Shirley, who was born in 1948, started Edwin Shirley Trucking (EST) with his friend and one-time National Youth Theatre colleague Roy Lamb in 1974, a truly pioneering company as it was the first trucking operation in Europe specialising in rock tours.

Starting with just a second-hand ...

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