He also oversaw the careers of R&B greats Chaka Khan, Jeffrey Osborne and more
Jack Nelson, who was Queen’s first manager and oversaw the careers of a number of top acts of the ‘70s and ‘80s, died on April 27 of complications from COVID-19 in Nashville. He was 77.
Queen guitarist Brian May paid tribute to Nelson the day of his passing by playing a track called “Stranger on the Shore” for him and posting it on Instagram, along with the words, "I hope my dear old friend to whom I dedicate this little piece can hear it, where he’s gone. He fought a brave battle against the CoronaVirus but eventually consciously conceded. His family are in unimaginable shock and sadness and I feel a piece of my life has been ripped away too. My pal wasn’t a musician but he spent his life nurturing music and musicians and making great stuff happen. He was decent and considerate - a friend to be proud of.”