|Ian CopelandIan Copeland Remembered In New York
Posted: June 22, 2006
NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) -- Former FBI agents Rick Shoor and Steve Ferguson organized an Ian Copeland New York City memorial gathering on June 20 at the Spotted Pig at 314 W. 11th Street at Greenwich, graciously offered by owner Ken Friedman, who used to work for Bill Graham Presents. A slide show put together by Ferguson was shown on a loop.
Copeland died on May 23 from melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. A memorial service was held in Los Angeles on May 30 at the House of Blues.
Among those industryites paying homage to Copeland were Ron Delsener, John Scher, Jay Marciano, Jerry Jaffe, Robert Singerman, Tim Brown, Bill Rogers, Ted Mankin, Phil Ernst, Gerry Gerrard, Bruce Patron, Ron Zeelens, Cindy Sivak, Kathy Gallagher,Randy Heller, Dave Frey,Bob Grossweiner, Melissa Miller, Laurie Jacoby, Harriet Delsener, Kathy Schenker, Ian Noble, Steve Martin, Scott Issacson, Errol Wonder and Stan Levinstone.
Former FBI staffers included: Amy Ferguson, Dan Koppel, Russell Lamont, Paula Leone, Tricia Davies, Kathy Ryan, Linda Langford, Teresa Chambers, Jennifer Shue, Karen and Steve Albert. Former FBI act English Beat provided continuous music fronted by Dave Wakeling and Lynval Goulding (ex-Specials).
“It was like old times, like almost 20 years had not passed between us all," said Shoor. "Reliving all the great times we had with Ian at FBI--the New Music Seminar parties, the weekends in Miller Place, the crazy managers, the great shows we were involved with, the way Ian was with all of us as a boss and friend--it was just a wonderful time. I'm sure Ian was looking down upon us with a rum and coke in hand and a big smile on his face.”
The memorial raised about $550, which was to be sent to the live4life Foundation, in Copeland’s name. -- Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner