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An Australian Music Mogul

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Frontier Touring is Australia's leading promoter, having worked with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Gladys Knight, John Prine, the Killers and the Rolling Stones as well as on Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

 
Sadly, the company's co-founder has passed away. Michael Gudinski, who was 68, also founded the Mushroom Group in the seventies, which flourished into Australia's largest entertainment group. 
 
Bruce Springsteen said that he never met a better promoter, while Ed Sheeran wrote, ''I'm going to miss you, mate.'' 
 
Russell Crowe wrote: ''Seems almost impossible. A towering figure on the Australian cultural landscape.''
 
Jimmy Barnes tweeted that ''the heart of Australian music'' has been ''ripped out. I felt it, my family felt it, the music business felt it, the world felt it.'' He considered him a friend who was with him through his darkest moments as well as his most joyous days. 
 
Gudinski received a number of Aria awards over the years including one for Special Achievement in 1992. In 2006, he was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia. 
 
He died in his sleep, but it's thought to be related to a fall he suffered recently. He's survived by his wife Sue, their two children, and two grandchildren.
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