Barry Fey, legendary Colorado concert promoter, dies

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DENVER -- Legendary Colorado concert promoter Barry Fey has died, multiple sources confirmed Sunday evening.

Generally considered one of the most successful promoters in the country, Fey worked around the Denver music scene for more than 30 years. Alongside AEG's Chuck Morris, Fey started the music venue Ebbets Field in 1973 and has been a powerful force in pop culture ever since.

Fey is widely regarded as having helped both the Paramount Theater and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra emerge from financial problems. Perhaps most famously, he worked to make Red Rocks Amphitheatre a nationally known tour stop. He co-produced U2's 1984 concert film "Under a Blood Red Sky," which was shot during a rainstorm at the venue.

Billboard magazine named him promoter of the year in 1978, 1979 and 1980.

More recently, he was inducted into the Denver and Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame, as well as the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

Fey, 73, underwent hip replacement surgery in March. Posts on his social media pages since then seemed to indicate that he was recovering. The exact circumstances of his death have not yet been made public.

Fey spoke to FOX31 Denver about the death of Whitney Houston in 2012: