Jim Aiken (concert promoter)

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Jim Aiken
Born (1932-Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".-{{{day}}})Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"., 1932
Died February 27, 2007(2007-02-27) (aged Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".)
At his home in Belfast
Known for concert promoter

Jim Aiken (1932–2007) was a concert promoter responsible for bringing many international acts to perform concerts in Ireland through his company Aiken Promotions, he was responsible for many big gigs in Ireland such as U2 at Croke Park, and concerts at Slane Castle such as Bruce Springsteen and Queen.[1]

Aiken was from Jonesborough in County Armagh and played Gaelic Football for the county. He spent four years in Maynooth College studying for the priesthood but instead went on to become a teacher of physics and maths at Harding Street school in Belfast.[2]

Jim Aiken died after suffering from cancer on 27 February 2007 at his home in Belfast.[1] He is survived by his wife Anne, five children (Peter, Claire, Susan, Cathy, Joan) and 13 grandchildren.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jim Aiken dies at his home in Belfast". http://www.hotpress.com/. The Hot Press Newsdesk. 28 February 2007. p. 2. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Top entertainment promoter dies BBC website". Retrieved 13 October 2014.