Skip to comments.Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs Dies
Posted on 01/11/2013 7:09:41 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike
Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, has died. He was 76.
The Jazz Festival said Nobs, a native of Montreux, died Thursday after sustaining injuries from a fall while cross-country skiing in nearby Caux-sur-Montreux on Christmas Eve. He was taken to the hospital and fell into a coma from which he never recovered.
Nobs worked his way from being a chef and director of Montreux's tourism office, where he organized charity concerts, to overseeing one of the most iconic music festivals in the world.
On its website, the festival said Nobs' death came by "surprise as if to remind us once more, that in life as in music, each great performance could be the last one even if the show must go on."
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He had a lot to do with the making of Machine Head.Bit of a legend in the Purple family.Sad news.
Michael Brecker on tenor.
Back in the 80’s when I was living in Switzerland they would broadcast on tv the showcased act for the evening. In 1986 two groups exploded in popularity after their live appearances which I happened to catch...
Talk Talk - Live At Montreux 1986 (Full Concert)
Simply Red - Holding back the years - live - 1986
RIP ‘Funky’ Claude.