Ex-Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood dies at 81

James Hanley

Former Bee Gees manager and musical film producer Robert Stigwood has died at the age of 81. 

The Australian impresario moved to the UK aged 21, making his name by representing singer John Leyton before becoming The Who’s booking agent. The band recorded hit single Substitute on Stigwood’s Reaction Records.

He went on to manage Cream and the Bee Gees, along with Eric Clapton’s solo career, and produced movie versions of Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s ...

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