For over five decades, Jerry Weintraub was one of the biggest names in entertainment. From the ’60s until his passing in 2015, Weintraub conquered it all from managing to promoting to being a film and TV producer. Weintraub worked with many legends including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Neil Diamond, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and Frank Sinatra. To celebrate his legacy, the Grammy Museum opened their latest exhibit Jerry Weintraub Presents with a special event. The exhibit runs through the end of the year. On Aug. 15, a Q&A was held with Weintraub’s colleagues who worked closely with him for a number of years. The panel consisted of Bob Finkelstein (Former President of Management 3 and Concerts West and Co-Chairman of Frank Sinatra Enterprises), John Meglen (Co-CEO Concerts West), Claire Rothman (General Manager and Vice President of the Forum), Sims Hinds (Tour promoter for John Denver, Neil Diamond, The Eagles and The Beach Boys), Peter Jackson (Tour Management for The Moody Blues and Eric Clapton), and his son Michael Weintraub. The moderator of the Q&A was music industry analyst and critic, Bob Lefsetz.
They all shared one-of-a-kind stories about how Weintraub built the promotions division of concerts and his larger than life persona. The exhibit features a number of pieces from Weintraub’s collection of memorabilia from various artists he worked with over the years.