Legendary Australian music mogul Robert Stigwood has died.

Stigwood, the man behind the careers of the Bee Gees and Cream, among others, was 81.

As well as becoming one of the rock world’s most revered agents and managers, Stigwood also produced hit musicals like Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, and movies including Saturday Night Fever and Grease.

English composer and friend Andrew Lloyd Webber paid tribute to Stigwood on Tuesday, describing the Australian producer as a “great showman”.

“Farewell beloved Robert, the great showman who taught me so much. With love, ALW.”

Webber also shared an old photo of himself with Stigwood that was taken at the opening night of Evita in 1980.

The Adelaide-born Stigwood began his partnership with Cream in the mid-1960s and produced the supergroup’s self-titled debut album.

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He also worked with Eric Clapton and briefly with The Who.

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