Concert promoter Larry Magid remembers listening to Yiddish records with his grandmother
Larry Magid is a music mogul, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and Philadelphia legend, having sat at the helm of the Philadelphia music scene for the last 46 years. He established the iconic Electric Factory music venue, as well as helping to pioneer the concert-for-a-cause concept with both Live Aid in 1985 and Live 8 in 2005.
In this interview with NMAJH, Magid fondly recalls listening to old Jewish records with his grandmother, who spoke only Yiddish. “I’m fortunate to be in America,” he reflects. “You know, you always think ‘what if’. What would have happened if I had grown up in the Ukraine? What would my life be like it? I’m very fortunate to be Jewish and an American.”