Giorgio Gomelsky, Georgian filmmaker, Died at 81

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Giorgio Gomelsky was born on February 28, 1934, and died on January 13, 2016.

He was a film maker, impresario, music manager, songwriter and record producer.

Giorgio was born in Georgia but grew up in Switzerland, and later lived in Britain and the US.

Gomelsky was the owner the Crawdaddy Club in London where The Rolling Stones were a house band, and he was involved with their early management.

Gomelsky hired The Yardbirds as a replacement and managed them.

He was the group’s producer from the start through to 1966.

In 1967, Giorgio ignited Marmalade Records (distributed by Polydor), which featured “Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity”, The Blossom Toes, and early recordings by Graham Gouldman, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, who became 10cc.

The label terminated in 1969.

He was also contributory in the careers of The Soft Machine, Daevid Allen and Gong, Magma, and Material.

Giorgio Gomelsky passed away at 81 years old in New York City.