Oral History Information
Patrick Stansfield was the legendary stage manager who, along with Bill Graham of FM Productions, launched the modern music concert format by creating and popularizing the arena rock business. Over the years Patrick was involved with countless performers ranging from Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand to the 1980 movie The Jazz Singer. Patrick was a strong supporter of the NAMM Oral History program – working to help capture the stories of those involved with pro-audio, pro-lighting and stage production and a co-founder of the Parnelli Awards. The industry honored him with a surprise Parnelli Life Time Achievement Award in 2005.