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1976 Ticketmaster founded in Phoenix Arizona by college staffers Albert Leffler and Peter Gadwa and businessman Gordon Gunn. Leffler comes up with the name Ticketmaster for the new company

First operation established in Albuquerque New Mexico
1977 Electric Light Orchestra appearing at the University of New Mexico is first ticketed concert
1978 First international clients signed in Oslo, Norway

First major venue signed: Louisiana Superdome

First major league team signed: NBA New Orleans Jazz (now Utah Jazz)
1980 First Canadian client signed: National Arts Centre in Ottawa
1981 Ticketmaster UK established in London
1983 Future Chairman Terry Barnes joins Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster signs Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and LA Forum, LA Lakers and LA Kings
1984 New Ticketmaster logo launches
1987 Ticketmaster Canada established in Toronto
1988 Ticketing operations launch in Australia (originally as BASS Victoria)

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