Keith Lamb, leader singer of Australian glam-rock band Hush, said a state funeral is a fitting send off for music promoter Michael Gudinski.
Mr Lamb said the last tour Hush shared with Mr Gudinski was the Countdown Spectacular in 2006.
On his Facebook page, Mr Lamb and fellow band member Rick Lum also paid tribute to Mr Gudinski.
"One of my proudest moments to be complimented by a giant Australian music industry icon Michael Gudinski," the post read.
"At the completion of the 2006 Countdown Spectacular tour, each band member was awarded a plaque. He said 'You guys nailed every show, well done'. Thank you so much Mr. Gudinski for those kind words. You'll be missed by so many. RIP."
Mr Lamb said the 68-year-old music promoter was always about what was best for the artists.
"No greed. No rip-offs. All support," Mr Lamb said. "The last big tour Hush did with him was the Countdown Spectacular, 2006. Michael took us all on a great ride. It revived careers for so very many who thought their performing and recording days were done.
"He nurtured us all, spared no expense, fed us royally and was side of stage as into the music as the biggest fan. I'll always picture him side of stage, impresario, arm around (Keith's partner) Louise's shoulders giving me the thumbs up and his broad, living grin.
"(He was) a massive St Kilda fan too. The only part of a Rod Laver gig he'd miss was to hit the footy with Ian Meldrum.
"It is so sad for beautiful Sue and the family. A state funeral is only fitting."
Mr Gudinski was also remembered as the mastermind behind the Hanging Rock concerts that began in 2010.
Macedon Ranges acting chief executive Angela Hughes said Mr Gudinski was passionate about showcasing the shire.
"On behalf of councillors and staff, I would like to acknowledge Michael's immense contribution to supporting local communities in the Macedon Ranges over many years," she said.
"He was extremely passionate about showcasing the shire - in particular Hanging Rock, where his vision resulted in several iconic musical performances being hosted in the East Paddock.
"Thank you to Michael for his support, passion and commitment to making that happen. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends."
Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed this morning Mr Gudinski's widow Sue had accepted the offer of a state funeral on Tuesday night.
"We will be able to come together in an iconic venue and celebrate his life, the mark he made and the legacy he leaves," Mr Andrews said.
"I don't know many people who loved Melbourne more than Michael did - Melbourne and Victoria loved him as well and we miss him terribly.
"It was a great shock, but you have to push on ... I just extend my deepest sympathies to Sue and the kids.
"He was a good friend of mine, a great Victorian and he will be missed."
Music promoter Michael Gudinski, who masterminded the origin of the Hanging Rock concerts, has passed away.
The 68-year-old died in his sleep at his home in Melbourne on Monday night.
Gudinski will be remembered for a lot of achievements in the music industry including creating the Mushroom Group
But in central Victoria, his legacy includes establishing the Hanging Rock concerts.
Beginning with Leonard Cohen in 2010 and including music icons Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Midnight Oil and The Eagles, the Hanging Rock concert series had long been an aspiration for Mr Gudinski.
In 2010, Mr Gudinski said he hoped the Leonard Cohen performance at Hanging Rock would turn the natural wonder into a worldwide attraction. He said in 2010 that he "knew it was a great place for a concert".
"I've been working on (getting a show to Hanging Rock) for a couple of years and Hanging Rock is one of the best kept secrets in Victoria," the music promoter said.
"When U2 played at Red Rocks (in Colorado) it put that place on the map, which is why I'm so keen to start with an artist like Leonard."
Mr Gudinski owned property in the Macedon Ranges and in 2012, told the Bendigo Advertiser described Hanging Rock as a tourist gem.
He hoped to establish more infrastructure at the site and see it evolve into a concert venue.
"It just has amazing charisma. Because of the movie Picnic at Hanging Rock and the impact it had internationally, (Hanging Rock) is a tourist gem," he said in 2012.
"But it's not about the artists, it's about getting the foundations and with a bit of luck and money from the government it can be set up more easily."
Securing Bruce Springsteen for a Hanging Rock concert was a proud moment for Mr Gudinski.
"I'm so happy (about the show) because I have been chasing Bruce to play at Hanging Rock. I knew it was going to be something special and I fought for it," he told the Bendigo Advertiser in 2012.
"The Macedon Ranges Council has been so co-operative and encouraging to work with."
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