Peter Grant

Peter Grant, manager of hard rock groups Led Zeppelin and Bad Company and influential in the careers of dozens of other acts, died Nov. 21 of a heart attack in London.

He also managed the Yardbirds and worked with Gene Vincent, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry.

Grant, born in London in 1935, brought Chuck Berry to Britain from the U.S. and was one of the first proponents of global touring for performers.

He moved to Led Zeppelin with Yardbirds guitarist Jimmy Page and managed the group in the 1960s and 1970s. When Led Zeppelin disbanded with the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980, Grant retired.

Grant is survived by a son and daughter.

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