This entry is not to be confused with the Dublin-born writer-director Joe Gannon who was Pink Floyd's legendary first lighting designer and light-show pioneer.Joe Gannon is a Philadelphia native, recording producer, director, musical stage lighting and production designer. Gannon operated and managed Frank Zappa’s record company and produced records for CBS. He worked as road manager for Bill Cosby and staged Madonna's first film appearance. He toured internationally as a producer, director and lighting designer for such stars as Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Barry Manilow, Julio Iglesias. His wife runs a restaurant in Maui named after him.