Posted by themusicsover on November 13, 2009
DOB Unknown – November 13, 2009
Maurice Jones began his career as an artist manager, overseeing the career of English rock band, Slade. He eventually started his own promotion company, helping popularize such bands as Def Leppard, the Eurythmics, AC/DC, and Simple Minds. In 1984, Jones joined forces with Bob Geldolf and Midge Ure to promote Live Aid, the massive fund raising concerts that were held in Philadelphia and London and seen by an estimated 400 million people world wide. The concerts featured the biggest acts in popular music at the time. After the success of Live Aid, Jones went on to create the Monsters Of Rock festival that ran for many years outside of England’s Castle Donnington and other locations from time to time. The festivals featured the biggest names in hard rock music. Maurice Jones was 64 when he died of cancer on November 13, 2009.