Pioneering Music Publicist Was 80 – Deadline

Bob Gibson, who co-founded powerhouse advertising company Gibson & Stromberg in the late 1960s and worked with some of the biggest acts in the genre, died on October 23rd in Los Angeles at the age of 80. No reason was given.

Gibson & Gary Stromberg founded their advertising company in 1969 and represented the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elton John, The Who, the Eagles, James Taylor, the Beach Boys and T. Rex, among others.

When the company broke up in 1975, Gibson went into business for himself, representing major artists and executives, before reuniting with Stromberg in the early 1990s.

Industry veteran Pete Senoff has dedicated a memorial page to photos of Gibson and friends found here.

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Gibson, who once ran the famous music nightclub The Cheetah in Santa Monica, later became executive director of ABC Dunhill Records.

Robert Hazard Gibson was born in Los Angeles in 1939 to Colonel Bill Gibson and Suzanne Ainsworth Hazard. He is survived by three sons, Courtney Gibson, Christian Gibson, and bobby Gibson;; his former wife Pearl Gibson; and his sisters Melinda Haldeman, Patti James and Cynthia James. No memorial plans were announced.