Personal Managers Hall Of Fame

Celebrating Illustrious Careers in Entertainment, Music, and Talent Management.

Eric Gardner

Inducted 2017

Eric Gardner is the chairman, CEO and founder of Panacea Entertainment.

​Panacea Entertainment was founded in 1970 as the very first rock and roll tour coordination company by Eric Gardner, then a graduate student earning his Master of Fine Arts in playwriting at Columbia University. His early clients were the Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead and KISS. By 1973 Panacea was coordinating tours for major bands in 23 countries. 

By 1974 Panacea's emphasis had shifted to talent management, and over the years Gardner has represented such diverse artists as Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, Max Weinberg and Steven Van Zandt (and the majority of the E Street Band), Donny Osmond, David Hasselhoff, Richard Belzer, Timothy Leary, Arianna Huffington, Richard Chamberlain, Firesign Theater, Ben Stein, Gabe Kaplan, Rick Wright of Pink Floyd, the Stray Cats, Kenney Jones of The Who/Faces/Small Faces, Jefferson Starship, the Sex Pistols, John Lydon, Hot Tuna, Blue Oyster Cult, Utopia, Cheech Marin, Bettye LaVette, Carmine Appice/Vanilla Fudge, The Jam, The Dictators, Jim Steinman, Ralph Bakshi, Grace Jones, and John Kricfalusi (the creator of “Ren & Stimpy”). 

In 1981 Gardner relocated Panacea from New York to Los Angeles to expand into film and television. His first foray was signing Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson in 1982 and over the next 26 years he produced her film and television projects. He has since produced over 200 hours of national television and several features.

In 2016 "Hoff The Record", which Gardner executive produced, won Best Comedy Series at the International EMMY® Awards.

​SOURCE: LinkedIn