Barry Fey


DENVER (AP) - A music promoter who brought some of the biggest names in the business to Colorado, including as the Doors, the Rolling Stones and U2, has died. Barry Fey was 73.

The Arapahoe County coroner's office says he died Sunday at his Cherry Hills Village home. An autopsy was planned Monday.

Among the tens of thousands of shows he promoted during his 30-plus year career was U2's legendary performance at Red Rocks Ampitheatre in 1983, captured in the "Under a Blood Red Sky" video. It increased the outdoor venue's popularity and Fey was eventually able to get Bruce Springsteen to play there.

In the forward to Fey's memoir, Ozzy Osbourne said Fey was the first to book Black Sabbath.

The Denver Post ( ) reports Fey was recovering from hip replacement surgery.

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When I moved to CO in 1980, all I ever heard about from the huge music scene, was "Barry Fey and Feyline productions.."
You brought great rock acts to Red Rocks and other venues, thereby opening up my senses to some of the best rock music ever! Joe Walsh, B52s, U2, Stones, Neil Young, Talking Heads, etc. THANKS BARRY FOR TURNING ON A GENERATION OF MUSIC LOVERS! You will be missed. Dont tell God what to do in heaven, now! Love ya, brother!

so srry for your loss,may God in heaven lead and direct your steps.Soon death will be no more.....djg

Alan, Geoffrey & Jeremy, My condolences on the loss of your father. His legacy and memory should bring peace and add to the goodness of this world. Cantor Aaron Sachnoff

Jeremy & Alan - So sorry about your loss.

Thanks for all you have done for Denver and the larger music community. Peace & Music...

My deepest sympathies to the family. I have such fond memories of the Barry Fey concert days. I was privileged to go back stage many times and meet so many artist. My ex worked security for Barry and my children still talk of the experiences they had as children. I will always remember you kids running across the stage and Barry in his suits and tennis shoes. He was a very special person and he will be missed.

You were such a force in the Denver music of the first names I heard upon moving to Colorado from Mississippi. I attended a number of your concerts at Red Rocks and other venues. Thanks for the memories. You will be a welcome addition to the music scene up above.

May he rest in peace. Newton Collier President Georgia Legacy Foundation