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50 YEARS: An interview with LiveNation's Peter Conlon
Peter Conlon has been an integral part of Atlanta's music scene since the days of CL's founding.
Peter Conlon, president of Live Nation’s Georgia/Alabama regional office and Cooley’s former partner, recalls the days when music agents wouldn’t book their artists in Atlanta. “Alex went to New York and he sold these people on the idea that there was a market here and people wanted to see the music,” Conlon told CL writer Chad Radford when Cooley died in 2015. “These days rock ’n’ roll music is everywhere, it’s on Nike commercials. But back then it was avant-garde. Alex was on the forefront: He transformed the cultural base of the city. It wasn’t about making money. It was about doing something that needed to happen.”