Posted by themusicsover on February 19, 2013
DOB Unknown – February 19, 2013
Art Boerke was a Columbia, South Carolina booking agent for one-time hot spot, Rockafella’s. Opened in 1984, Rockafella’s hosted many up-and-coming touring acts before briefly shutting down and retooling in closing its doors in 1988. Boerke was soon hired on as the club’s booker, promoter and all-around public face and was responsible for bringing acts like Marilyn Manson, Jewel, and the Dave Matthews Band into the venue until it closed for good in January of 1998. Prior to his run at Rockafella’s, Boerke was a DJ at local stations, WUSC-FM, FOX-102, and K-95. In later years, he taught history at High Point University. On February 19, 2013, Art Boerke died following brain surgery after hitting his head during a fall.
Thanks Joey Savitz for the assist.
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Posted by themusicsover on August 19, 2010
September 7, 1961 – August 19, 2008
LeRoi Moore was the saxophonist in and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band. Moore met Matthews in 1991 and the two began to collaborate and eventually form the band. He also wrote several songs for DMB, including the hits, “Stay (Wasting Time)” and “Too Much.” LeRoi Moore died of pneumonia related to an ATV accident three weeks prior. He was severely injured when he flipped an ATV on his property. Moore was 46 when he died.
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