Former the Who manager Chris Stamp has died. He lost his battle with cancer this past weekend at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
"Without whom we wouldn't be the band we were," frontman Roger Daltrey said while paying tribute to Stamp at a Detroit concert, according to Billboard.
"[Chris] flew into the universe on a pair of rainbow wings. Chris, we can never thank you enough -- well, I can't, for what you brought to my life."
Stamp co-managed the group along with Kit Lambert and co-founded the band's Track Records label. He also executive produced most of their records.
Originally from London's East End, Stamp met Lambert while working on films and the two quickly became friends. They persuaded the band to use the name the Who instead of the name they were then going by, the High Numbers.
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