BMHOF Class of 2001
John D. Sansone, Jr. co-founded J. R. Productions in August, 1968.
Under John's leadership J. R. Productions grew into one of the largest entertainment agencies in the Northeastern United States. By the middle '70's J. R. Productions was booking entertainment in nightclubs and hotel lounges covering a 24 state area as well as many of the nightclubs, supper clubs and lounges in Buffalo and Western New York.
In 1983 John moved to Nashville, Tennessee taking on the position as Director of Operations and Co-owner of Limelighters International, Inc. Under his supervision Limelighters became the largest purveyor of live entertainment to hotels and casinos in the United States.
John will always be remembered for his commitment to the entertainment industry as well as his integrity when dealing with musicians, managers, and club owners. Most of all John will always be revered by the many entertainment agents he worked with over the years.
John passed away in September, 1997 after a 17 month battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.
Back - 2001