​Neil Young and Joni Mitchell's Manager Elliot Roberts Dead at 76

​Neil Young and Joni Mitchell's Manager Elliot Roberts Dead at 76
Elliot Roberts, manager to rock'n'roll icons like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, passed away on Friday (June 21). He was 76.
 
His agency Lookout Management confirmed Roberts' death in a statement, but no other details were shared.
 
Born Elliot Rabinowitz, Roberts grew up in New York but later moved to California, where he met David Geffen and became immersed in the 1960s and '70s rock music scene.
 
In addition to Young and Mitchell, Roberts went on to manage artists like Crosby, Stills and Nash; the Cars; Tracy Chapman; Tom Petty and others. He managed Mitchell until 1985, and Young right up until Roberts' death.
 
Roberts also founded Asylum Records, which put out records by the likes of Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles.
 
Young posted a tribute to Roberts on his website on Saturday (June 22).
 
"Never one to think about himself, he put everyone else first," Young wrote. "That's what he did for me for over fifty years of friendship, love and laughter, managing my life, protecting our art in the music business. That's what he did."
 
Others have also shared memories of and tributes to Roberts via social media. See some of those below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RIP #ElliotRoberts You will be missed old friend.

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