Represented artists including Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons.

Manager Eddie Tickner died May 2 from leukemia in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 78. Tickner represented an array of artists during his career including The Byrds, Emmylou Harris, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons, Odetta and Etta James.

Tickner, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, always prided himself on being an honest business manager. "I always thought Eddie was going to die of terminal integrity," said country star Emmylou Harris.