Former Madness manager dies

Sztumpf is perhaps best known as the manager of Madness but also took charge of the Smiths for two brief stints, helping the group to re-negotiate their contract with Rough Trade.

He also worked extensively within the live industry: he was director of tours, sponsorship and events at Sony Music Europe and also booked the famed Two Tone tour of the late Seventies. More recently he was tour manager for Scouting for Girls.

Sztumpf collapsed from a brain aneurysm a ...

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