Giorgio Gomelsky, January 13, age 81. Mr. Gomelsky was a rock impresario and record producer who gave the Rolling Stones their first exposure, managed the Yardbirds and went on to champion an eclectic batch of progressive rock groups in the United States.
Giorgio Gomelsky was a music manager, songwriter, and record producer. He was the manager for both the Rolling Stones and Yardbirds. He died of cancer on Jan. 13 at the age of 81. (Photo: Getty Images)