TONY RUFFINO — 74, concert promoter, died Aug. 22 following a stroke in Birmingham, Ala. Ruffino first booked a concert in Alabama in 1969. At the time, he was a partner in Ruffino-Vaughn Productions. Because he was booking mostly in Alabama, Ruffino eventually moved from New York to Birmingham in 1977. Ruffino ended his partnership with Larry Vaughn and began his own company, New Era Productions, in the 80s. During his time in the concert business, Ruffino promoted for Jimi Hend...


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