Founder of Cleveland’s legendary Agora dies

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Henry LoConti, Sr.

CLEVELAND — The founder of the legendary Agora, Henry LoConti, Sr., has died at the age of 85.

The co-owner of the Agora confirmed to FOX 8 that LoConti passed away Tuesday morning.

He opened the legendary rock club in 1966 and played host to countless big name acts on their way to stardom including Bruce Springsteen, Kiss and U2.

LoConti went on to open a chain of Agora rock clubs around the country.