Reports: Owner of Eddie’s Attic passes away

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 2, 2015
Alex Cooley. Photo obtained via Facebook

Alex Cooley. Photo obtained via Facebook

Alex Cooley, the owner of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur and a longtime concert promoter, has passed away according to multiple news sources.

Cooley was 74.

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Cooley began promoting concerts in Atlanta in 1969 with the Atlanta International Pop Festival. To read that story, click here. He also helped produce Music Midtown, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. To read that story, click here.

Social media overflowed with grief and fond memories after Cooley died on Dec. 1.

Julie Rhame, a Decatur Board of Education member whose daughter Sydney had performed at Eddie’s Attic, offered her own perspective via her Facebook account.

“This is a very sad day for Atlanta and musicians everywhere,” Rhame wrote. “His impact was transformational and legendary. He’ll be sorely missed.”

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