Giorgio Gomelsky

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Giorgio Sergio Alessando Gomelsky[1] (28 February 1934 – 13 January 2016) was a filmmaker, impresario, music manager, songwriter (as Oscar Rasputin) and record producer. He was born in Georgia, grew up in Switzerland, and later lived in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Giorgio Gomelsky
Gomelsky in 2009
Gomelsky in 2009
Background information
Born(1934-02-28)28 February 1934
Tiflis, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Died13 January 2016(2016-01-13) (aged 81)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s)Music manager, record producer
Years activeMid-1950s–2016

He owned the Crawdaddy Club in London where The Rolling Stones were the house band, and he was involved with their early management. He hired The Yardbirds as a replacement and managed them. He was also their producer from the beginning through 1966. In 1967, he started Marmalade Records (distributed by Polydor), which featured Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll and the Trinity, Blossom Toes, and early recordings by Graham Gouldman and Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, who became 10cc. The label closed in 1969. Gomelsky was also instrumental in the careers of Soft Machine, Daevid Allen and Gong, Magma and Material.