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Ian Copeland

Music Promoter
Male
Born Apr 25, 1949
Hometown دِمَشق Dimashq
Died May 23, 2006

Ian Adie Copeland was a pioneering American music promoter and booking agent who helped launch the New Wave movement in the United States.

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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born in 1949.

TEENAGE

1967 18 Years Old After a wayward youth growing up in the Middle East, where he was part of a gang involved in petty crime, Copeland enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War. … Read More

TWENTIES

1977 28 Years Old In 1977, he moved to Macon, Georgia to work for the Paragon Agency booking tours for rock groups. … Read More

THIRTIES

1979 30 Years Old In 1979, Copeland founded Frontier Booking International (FBI) in New York, a talent agency that represented many of the premier New Wave acts of the 1980s, including the B-52's, The Cure, The Police, Simple Minds, The English Beat, and The Go-Go's. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old Along with his brothers, Stewart and Miles, Ian was honoree and recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the AMC Cancer Research Center in 1985. … Read More

FORTIES

1995 46 Years Old Copeland published an autobiography, Wild Thing, in 1995.
1997 48 Years Old In 1997 he opened the Backstage Cafe bar and restaurant in Beverly Hills, which he owned and operated until his death from melanoma at age 57. … Read More

FIFTIES

2006 57 Years Old Died in 2006.
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