Dick Klotzman

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Richard "Dick" Klotzman is a concert promoter.[1]

Klotzman dominated the world of live personal appearances for several decades, promoting and producing concerts for the greatest Artists in Entertainment History. His client list includes T.I., Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, The Eagles, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Liza Minnelli, The Jacksons, Madonna, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Alice Cooper, Earth, Wind & Fire, Diana Ross, Seals and Crofts, Stevie Wonder, Cream, Prince,[2] The Who, Led Zeppelin, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Public Enemy and so many more. His client list is far too long to include in this summary. No one person has had a greater impact on the development of contemporary music concert promotion and exclusive entertainment event planning for facilities throughout North America as Klotzman. It was in the late fifties, at the age of 13 ½ that Klotzman began his journey into the business of Entertainment. Beginning as a DJ for Radio, record hops and even Bar Mitzvahs, Klotzman knew early on that this was going to be his chosen career. His determination, tenacity, and creativity soon catapulted him to the top of his field.

Klotzman was always an innovator and forged a new era in concert touring, "the National Mega concert tour". He utilized arenas formerly exclusively used for Sports events as concert halls for the greatest Musical performers. He developed a network of exclusive venue representation and coordinated the country for the Artists. He sent the Artist across the country in customized buses leading convoys of truckloads of show gear traveling from city to city. Klotzman has produced over 25,000 live entertainment events over a period of 50 years. Now Klotzman heads the multimedia production and promotion consulting firm, Dick Klotzman Presents. He is currently working as a consultant in the Entertainment Industry for various firms throughout the country.

In 1987 Klotzman was convicted of tax evasion, and sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. This conviction was for an action begun by the IRS in 1975.[3] At that time it was discovered that Klotzman was Bi-Polar and had been unmedicated for 45 years. Much of his self-destructive behavior during those years are directly attributable to the disease. In 1996 Klotzman was wrongfully arrested in connection with theft by deception charges. However, all charges were quickly dismissed and found to be without merit. He has been successfully medicated for the past 20 years.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zalkind, Ronald (1980). Contemporary music almanac. Schirmer Books. p. 361. ISBN 0-02-872970-6. 
  2. ^ "Prince is being sued". Ocala Star Banner. 1985-11-07. pp. 2A. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  3. ^ "L.A. Times". Los Angeles Times. 1987-02-11. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  4. ^ Carson, Larry (1996-12-13). "Symphony Show House owned by tax evader; IRS seized, then returned items from Phoenix mansion". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 

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