Barry Fey

Barry Fey at a Colorado Sunday concert

Barry Fey introducing a band at a Colorado Sunday concert in Folsom Field, Univeristy of Colorado Boulder, May 1, 1977.

Colorado’s legendary rock promoter, Barry Fey (1938-2013), was instrumental in Dan Fong’s life and work. 

Beginning in 1967, when he founded Denver’s first rock club, the short-lived Family Dog, Fey brought the first  internationally-touring bands to Colorado, making it a destination stop-over for musicians like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jethro Tull, among many others.  Through Fey’s production company, Feyline, Dan Fong worked as a caterer to touring musicians - like the Rolling Stones and the Who - and also as a manager and photographer. 

Thanks to Barry, Fong had backstage access during the 1970s to some of the world’s best concerts and bands, and he always brought his camera, whether he was hired to or not.

In 2011, Fong contributed to the design of Barry Fey's book Backstage Pass.  We suggest the following resources for a deeper dive into Fey’s life and legacy:

Barry Fey introducing Firefall at a Colorado Sunday concert in Folsom Field, University of Colorado Boulder

Barry Fey introducing Firefall at a Colorado Sunday concert in Folsom Field, Univeristy of Colorado Boulder, May 1, 1977.