Rock ’n’ roll royalty celebrates Ron Delsener’s 80th birthday
By Ian Mohr
August 22, 2016
Veteran concert promoter Ron Delsener’s 80th birthday was celebrated by rock ’n’ roll royalty including Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Jimmy Buffett on Friday at tony Bridgehampton club the Bridge.
Guests wore laminates that said, “July 15, 1936,” Delsener’s birthday.
A guest said, “There was so much security, you’d think Trump and Hillary were arriving together.”
The club, with spectacular views of Peconic Bay, has a $750,000 initiation fee.
Playing tunes for the luminaries were Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, whom Delsener discovered by watching Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show.”
“Every night, Ron watches Fallon,” explained a guest. “Anytime there’s a band [he likes], he writes it down, then tries to book them.”
He also gets ideas from Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert’s shows, we hear.
Also at the fête were Delsener’s wife Ellen, Lorne Michaels, Aby Rosen, Stella McCartney, Jann Wenner, Mickey Drexler, Sandy Gallin, artist Richard Prince and Robert Rubin.