Lighting Pioneer McManus Dies

Bill McManus, president of McManus Enterprises and PeakBeam Systems, passed away Wednesday, January 12.

Born in December 16, 1946 in Pontiac, MI, McManus was a pioneer of the lighting industry, both as a lighting designer and as a contributor to the development new technology.

In the 1970s, he was lighting designer for such notable bands as The Doors, Elton John, Cat Stevens, The Eagles, and The Who, to name a few. While designing for Jethro Tull, he spearheaded the developmen

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