Legendary Music Promoter, Larry Magid, Stops By WMGK Studios
One of my favorite things as an on-air DJ for WMGK is when we have guests live in the studio and broadcasting on-air to the greater Philadelphia area. Whether it is an actor, actress, musical artist, comedian, or anyone else in the entertainment industry, it is always great radio getting to have a conversation with a guest on any given day.
Well last week, I had a great on-air visit from one of the most successful concert promoters in the world and the main architect for the concert industry as we know it today, the great Larry Magid.
If you have been keeping up with my posts, you know Larry is no stranger to me or success in the music industry, whether it be taking me and a few other radio friends to a sneak peek listen of The Hooters’ new album a few months ago or being honored with a lifetime music achievement award by the Philadelphia Music Alliance.
During his visit to the WMGK studios, Larry chatted about his great new exhibit called “ELECTRIFIED: 50 Years of Electric Factory.” The exhibition will be held at the Peck Center Gallery and Bossone Research Center at Drexel University.
On top of that, the exhibit will also cover the early years of the Electric Factory, concert sound systems, and the psychology of rhythm, which is a key piece to enjoying music.
Larry Magid really has changed the world as we know it today with his career as a music promoter and I am happy his and the Electric Factory’s stories are being told.
Don’t think for one second that his story isn’t continuing to this day, though! Larry Magid is actually the promoter for both Bruce Springsteen shows later this month at Citizens Bank Park. The shows are taking place on August 16 and August 18, and limited tickets are still available for both if interested!
The exhibit will be open from September 21 through December 31, so get out there and see it at some point!
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