Tony Bramwell dead: Paul McCartney leads tributes as mogul behind The Beatles and Queen dies

Thursday, June 06, 2024

The music mogul, who was also The Beatles' tour manager, died on June 2 after a short illness - with Sir Paul McCartney leading tributes.

Tony Bramwell, the legendary music mogul known for his pivotal role as The Beatles' tour manager and for discovering Queen, has passed away at the age of 78.

A childhood friend of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, Bramwell was integral to the Fab Four's journey, serving as their road manager before making his mark as a music industry titan. Hailing from Liverpool, Bramwell was close to the group even before they skyrocketed to global fame and changed music history. He died on June 2 following a brief illness.

Sir Paul McCartney paid heartfelt tribute to Bramwell, calling him a "good companion" throughout the Beatles' era. In his tribute, McCartney said: "Sad to hear of the passing of Tony Bramwell. He was a good companion to us through the Beatles journey. Always up for a laugh and I'm sorry to see him leave. Thanks Tony. Love ya! From Paul."

The Beatles' official Instagram also honored him, noting: "Tony worked on many NEMS and Apple projects, from music videos to photo shoots, PR and more and will be missed by many friends and colleagues." In his later years, Bramwell was a regular attendee at Liverpool's renowned International Beatleweek.

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