Sail On Ian Copeland

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Jahfin
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Sail On Ian Copeland

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From the Macon, GA paper:

'Wild Thing' author Copeland dies of cancer
By Maggie Large
TELEGRAPH STAFF WRITER
Ian Copeland, founder of Frontier Booking International and brother to Police drummer Stewart Copeland, died Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

Copeland, 57, had melanoma.

Copeland came to Macon in the 1970s from London to work for Paragon Agency, the booking agency affiliated with Capricorn Records. He later married Connie Walden, now Connie Roberts of Jones County. They had two children, Chandra, 31 and Barbara, 26, and divorced after 12 years of marriage, Roberts said. His agency represented new-wave and alternative acts like Joan Jett, R.E.M., Squeeze, The Police, The Go-Gos and many others.

In 1995 Copeland wrote his autobiography, "Wild Thing," which detailed his life from his childhood in Damascus to his Macon days working at Paragon and later for himself all over the world. In recent years he owned the Backstage CafŽ in Beverly Hills.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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