Archival collection Rick Taylor Papers

Collection Number:
Inclusive, 1982-2000, undated
1.42 Linear feet (1 records carton, 1 Hollinger box) 
Collection is primarily in English; materials in German, Spanish, and Japanese are indicated at the file level in Series I.

[Identification of Item], Rick Taylor Papers, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Tour business manager and accountant. Contains personal papers, files on Luther Vandross, legal papers, and tour itinerary booklets.
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Scope and Contents note

The Rick Taylor Papers document Taylor's work in the concert touring industry from the early 1980s through 2000. The collection contains Taylor's personal papers, Luther Vandross files, legal papers, and tour itinerary booklets. The bulk of the collection includes tour itinerary books for a variety of artists, and many include notes he wrote while on the road. Financial files and contracts make up the majority of the rest of the collection, with Luther Vandross as the primary subject. These files include ticket sales and merchandise reports. The collection will be useful to researchers studying the concert industry of the 1980s and 1990s.

Biographical Note

Rick Taylor has been the tour business manager and accountant for many popular bands since 1985, including Luther Vandross, Deep Purple, Live, Britney Spears, and U2. He has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance for the music and entertainment industry.

Custodial History note

The Rick Taylor Papers were received by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. as a gift from Taylor on August 3, 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Ned Denby, Intern. Completed June 12, 2013. Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS and local processing manual.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgment of Legal Responsibilities and Privacy Rights statement on the Researcher Registration form before using this collection. Consult the Library and Archives in advance of your visit to ensure access to these materials is available.

Conditions Governing Use note

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. owns right, title, and interest in the works of authorship embodied in the materials in this collection. The transfer of Donor's literary and other property rights does not include works of other individuals and organizations contained in the gift. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library and Archives.