At home with music man Danny Zelisko

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
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PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. -- Concert promoter Danny Zelisko has been bringing the biggest music acts in the world to the Valley for decades.

When he’s not backstage Zelisko might be found relaxing at his Frank Lloyd Wright home in Paradise Valley.

"I love this place,” said Zelisko. "This is a place that I’ll own forever. I would never get rid of it."

Zelisko has been living at the home for 15 years. It’s also home to 40 years of music memorabilia collected by Zelisko during his career.

"I bring people here all the time,” said Zelisko. "They enjoy it. After shows we’ve had some pretty good parties. It’s a great house for parties."

Zelisko’s first company, Evening Star Productions, started in the 1970s. He later became chairman of Phoenix-based Live Nation. His latest venture is Danny Zelisko Presents. That business has already brought in huge names to perform before packed crowds at venues like US Airways Arena and Talking Stick Resort.

All of the pictures around Zelisko’s home bring back fond memories of his many years in the music business.

"That’s Ian Copeland. He and his brother Stewart Copeland, who was in the Police and his brother Miles Copeland started IRS Records he had a booking agency called the FBI and they used those titles because his father started the CIA," said Zelisko.

The house holds thousands of stories but Zelisko has no plans of slowing down with his work around the music scene.

"Agents out there, managers have known me all my life and their lives and when they come to this area or Vegas they think of me, many of them, not all of them. But the ones that do remember is nice," said Zelisko. "It’s nice to feel you meant something to someone and you’re still relevant."