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Music

Lighting the way for the Stones

In 1977, Rod Stewart fired his lighting director four days before he went on tour. “They looked around the room [for a replacement] and said, ‘He’s done it,’ ” recalls Patrick Woodroffe, laughing about his big break.

Nearly 40 years later Woodroffe is a sought-after and award-winning lighting designer, artfully illuminating everything from operas to the Olympics, rock concerts to Raquel Welch.

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