Sting Attends Memorial Service for A&M Records' Gil Friesen...

February 05, 2013

Sting performed a moving rendition of 'Fields of Gold' last week in Los Angeles at the memorial service for A&M Records' beloved Gil Friesen. Gil worked with Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss to make A&M Records an independent power house in the 1970s and 80s, launching The Police, Sting, as well as Carole King, Cat Stevens, Billy Preston, the Carpenters, and my favorite A&M Single of all time, 'Do You Know What I Mean' by Lee Michaels. A&M star Bryan Adams sang 'Heaven', Suzanne Vega performed a song she wrote for Gil, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall did a duet on 'I’ll Remember You'. Other guests included Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers of The Police, Sting’s manager and Gil’s friend Kathy Schenker, manager Derek Power, artist Ed Ruscha, Tom Freston, Peter Morton, and Jann Wenner.

(c) Showbiz411 by Roger Friedman


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