Vale Glenn Wheatley

The musician turned manager was one of the most significant figures in the Australian music industry in the last 50 years.

Glenn Wheatley, whose long career in artist management and development saw him championing the likes of John Farnham and Delta Goodrem, has died from complications caused by COVID-19. He was 74.

Born in Brisbane in 1948, Wheatley’s career saw early success as the bassist in the band Masters’ Apprentices, playing with them from 1968 to 1972 and performing on some of their biggest hits, including 1971’s ‘Because I Love You’.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts