Touring industry veteran Michael "Tom" Mooney died June 15 of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 64.
Mooney is perhaps best known in the music industry for serving as a crew member or tour manager for such artists as Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Luis Miguel and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Born in Boston, Mooney served in Vietnam before starting his career in 1974 at Bill Graham's San Francisco-based FM Productions. His professional path also led him to working with Fred Rosen and Ticketmaster, where he helped develop up-and-coming artists under the ticketing company's TM Showcase banner.
Much of Mooney's touring career was also dedicated to promoting concerts in South America and Europe. He recently retired from the live music business to focus on consulting and event production for a variety of clients across the industry.
Mooney is survived by his wife, Anne, who he met while on tour with Neil Diamond in 1978. At the time, Ann was working for British rock promoter Robert Patterson. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she continued working in the concert business as an executive at Ticketmaster.
Mooney is also survived by his brother, Joseph, and mother, Lorraine Mooney. His family asks that donations in his memory be sent to the American Heart Association. The address is 816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017.