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Irving Azoff was a punk when he attended U of I, too

For those of you following the current Ticketmaster and LiveNation merger, you should know that former local music promoter gone HUGE time, Irving Azoff, is in the center of it all. 

In this photo, my father, Vern Fein (in the foreground with his hands raised to his mouth), is listening to Azoff and his partner Bob Nutt discuss the idea of a partnership with Students for a Democratic Society. Their agency, Blytham Ltd. would be booking bands at rallies henceforth. Interesting, indeed. 

(Photo courtesy of Jimmy Cole at Hollywood Hangover)

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