Music Producers in History

Events in Music


MurderMurder of Interest

2009-04-13 US record producer Phil Spector is found guilty of second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003

Music Producer Phil Spector
Music Producer
Phil Spector

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-06-17 Dance hit "Wake Me Up" released by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii with vocals by Aloe Blacc

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
Avicii

Birthdays in Music

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  • 1889-10-19 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (1968 Academy of Country Music Award), born in Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • 1892-06-13 Richard M. Jones, American jazz pianist, accompanist, songwriter ("Troube In Mind"), record producer (Louis Armstrong), and label manager (Okeh; Decca;Mercuty), born in New Orleans (d. 1945)
  • 1903-11-01 Don Robey, American record label executive and record producer, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1975)
  • 1910-12-15 John H. Hammond, American music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1912-02-27 Hugues Panassié, French jazz critic, record producer, and impresario (Hot Club de France), born in Paris (d. 1974)
  • 1916-03-10 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
  • 1916-12-06 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer ("Shout"; "Twistin' The Night Away"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1917-01-10 Jerry Wexler, American music producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" (Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1917-01-25 Floyd "Guitar" Smith, American jazz and blues guitarist and record producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • 1918-01-13 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • 1918-05-23 Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, American band leader, songwriter, and record producer (Little Richard; Sam Cooke), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)
  • 1918-08-06 Norman Granz, American record producer (Jazz at the Philharmonic; Verve Records), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • 1918-08-12 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1920-02-12 Robert "Bob" Shad [Abraham Shadrinsky], American record producer and record label owner (Big Brother and the Holding Company), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1921-11-16 Ethel Gabriel (nee Nagy), American record producer and label executive (RCA, 1943-84), born in Milmont Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • 1922-03-24 Dave Appell, American musician, arranger, musical director (Ernie Kovacs), record producer (Charlie Gracie; The Orlons; Tony Orlando and Dawn), and songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1922-05-05 J. D. "Jay" Miller, American record producer, born in Iota, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • 1922-07-27 Bob Thiele, American record producer (Impulse! Records), born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1923-01-05 Sam Phillips, American record producer and founder of Sun Records (launched Elvis Presley's career), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925-02-26 David Pell, American big band jazz saxophonist, bandleader (Dave Pell Octet), and record producer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925-06-10 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1925-10-30 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 2008)

Person of interestGeorge Martin

1926-01-03 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles; Jeff Beck; America), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Music Producer George Martin
Music Producer
George Martin
  • 1926-05-31 (Heinz) "Henry" Lewy, German-American sound engineer and record producer (Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Stephen Bishop, Judee Sill, The Monkees), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1927-03-31 Dave Hassinger, American recording engineer and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)
  • 1928-03-19 Clarence Paul [Pauling], American songwriter, and record producer (Motown; Stevie Wonder - "Fingertips"), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1928-05-12 Ivan Král, Czech-American bass player, songwriter, record producer (Patti Smith; Iggy Pop; John Waite), in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) (d. 2020)
  • 1928-08-11 Stan Kesler, American session musician, songwriter and, record producer and songwriter (Sun Studio), born in Abbeville, Mississippi (d. 2020)
  • 1929-01-22 Ron Richards, British record producer (Gerry and The Pacemakers; The Hollies), born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1929-04-05 Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), born in Newent, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)
  • 1929-07-23 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • 1930-01-31 Al De Lory, American session pianist, arranger, and record producer (Glen Campbell), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1930-03-12 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2011)
  • 1930-04-17 Albert "Al" Schmitt, American Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and record producer (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1931-03-25 Tom Wilson, American record producer (Sun Ra; Bob Dylan; Simon & Garfunkel; Mothers of Invention; Velvet Underground), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1932-01-26 Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd, Jamaican record producer, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2004)
  • 1932-01-31 Rick Hall, American record producer, songwriter, and creator of the "Muscle Shoals sound" (FAME Studio), born in Forest Grove, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1932-03-15 Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records: Aretha Franklin; Bee Gees), born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2006)
  • 1932-04-04 Clive Davis, American record producer and music industry executive (Columbia, Arista, Sony), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932-05-14 [Donald William] Bob Johnston, American music producer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1932-07-11 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter (I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)

Person of interestQuincy Jones Jr

1933-03-14 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1933-03-18 Dayton "Bones" Howe, American record producer and sound engineer (The 5th Dimension; The Association; Tom Waits), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1934-01-05 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], South-African born American music producer (co-founded A&R records), born in Cape Town
  • 1935-03-25 (Juan) "Johnny" Pacheco, Dominican-American salsa flutist, bandleader, composer, record producer and label executive (Fania Records), born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1935-04-18 Paul A. Rothchild, American record producer (produced Janis Joplin's final album Pearl), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1935-05-11 Christopher "Kit" Lambert, British record producer and manager of The Who, born in Knightsbridge, London (d. 1981)
  • 1935-05-29 Sylvia Robinson, American singer (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"; solo - "Pillow Talk"), record producer, and record label executive (Sugar Hill Records), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2011)
  • 1935-11-15 Peter John Welding, record producer
  • 1936-01-07 Richard Podolor, American session guitarist, sound engineer and, record producer (Three Dog Night; Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936-02-26 Cyrus Faryar, American folk musician, songwriter, and record producer (Modern Folk Quartet), born in Tehran, Persia
  • 1936-04-30 Bobby Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1936-11-11 Jack Keller, American songwriter, and record producer ("Run To Him"; "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart"; theme to Bewitched), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1937-03-06 Ben Keith [Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young, Great Speckled Bird), born in Fort Riley, Kansas (d. 2010)
  • 1937-03-08 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1937-04-21 David Lucas, American rock and roll composer, music producer and singer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1937-04-22 (Bernard) "Jack" Nitzsche, American composer, arranger, music producer, keyboardist (Rolling Stones; Neil Young), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1937-06-22 Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell, English businessman and record producer (Island Records), born in Westminster, London, England
  • 1937-11-30 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star (I'm Stickin' With You), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • 1938-08-23 Roger Greenaway, English composer and record producer (I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing), born in Fishponds, England
  • 1939-01-26 Marshall Leib [Leibovitz], American pop singer (Teddy Bears - "To Know Him Is To Love Him"), and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • 1939-02-21 Ron Nagle, American sculptor, and songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-04-07 Gary Kellgren, American music producer who co-founded The Record Plant studios, born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1939-06-06 Richard "Popcorn" Wylie, American R&B and soul pianist, bandleader, songwriter, and record producer, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1939-11-29 Meco [Domenico Monardo], American musician and record producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPhil Spector

1939-12-26 (Harvey) Phil Spector, American record producer (Wall of Sound), and convicted murderer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2021)

Music Producer Phil Spector
Music Producer
Phil Spector
  • 1939-12-30 Felix Pappalardi, American rock music producer, songwriter, vocalist, and bassist (Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1940-04-26 Giorgio Moroder, Italian record producer, and film score composer (Cat People; Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy
  • 1940-05-03 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician, born in Hütschenhausen, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1940-09-30 Lori Burton [Dolores Squeglia], American singer, songwriter and record producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1940-10-02 Patrick Sky [Lynch], American musician, folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and uilleann bagpiper (Songs That Made America Famous), born in College Park, Georgia (d. 2021)
  • 1940-10-27 Anthea Joseph, British music promoter, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1941-01-28 King Tubby [Osbourne Ruddock], Jamaican sound engineer and record producer, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1989)
  • 1941-03-21 John Boylan, American record producer (Pure Prairie League; Commander Cody; Little River Band), born in New York City
  • 1941-04-06 (William) Louis Shelton, American session guitarist and music producer, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1941-05-04 Nickolas "Nick" Ashford, American songwriter, record producer("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"; "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"), and singer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in Fairfield, South Carolina (d. 2011)
  • 1941-06-30 Mike Leander, English songwriter and record producer, born in Walthamstow, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1941-08-11 John Simon, American record producer (The Band), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1941-11-15 Jim Dickinson, American record producer (Mud Boy), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2009)
  • 1942-02-08 Terry Melcher [Terrence Jorden], American record producer and musician, Doris Day's son (The Rip Chords; The Byrds), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-02-11 Tony Colton [Chalk], British singer-songwriter, and record producer (Head, Hands, and Feet), born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (d. 2020)
  • 1942-03-23 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1942-04-01 Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • 1942-05-09 Val Garay, American record producer and engineer (Bette Davis Eyes), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942-06-27 Bruce Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Beach Boys, I Write the Songs), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1942-07-07 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1942-09-30 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • 1943-02-04 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • 1943-02-13 Bill Szymczyk, American sound engineer, and record producer (Eagles; Joe Walsh), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • 1943-02-21 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, British rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1943-04-09 Terry Knight [Knapp], American rock singer, manager, and record producer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1943-05-08 Paul Samwell-Smith, British blues-rock bassist, and record producer (The Yardbirds, 1963-66 "For Your Love"), born in Richmond, Surrey, England
  • 1943-08-01 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1944-02-05 Al Kooper [Alan Peter Kuperschmidt], American rock musician, record producer and songwriter (Blood Sweat & Tears, Super Session), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-29 David Briggs, American record producer (Neil Young and Crazy Horse), born in Douglas, Wyoming (d. 1995)
  • 1944-03-29 Terrence "Terry" Jacks, Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer ("Seasons In The Sun"), and environmentalist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1944-04-24 Tony Visconti, American music producer (David Bowie's Blackstar; Low; "Heroes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-08-16 Russ Titelman, American record producer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1978-07-06 American country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

LoveWedding of Interest

1989-09-16 Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

LoveWedding of Interest

1990-07-17 Record producer Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton

Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter Berry Gordy
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter
Berry Gordy
  • 1992-03-22 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)

LoveWedding of Interest

1992-04-26 Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube

LoveWedding of Interest

1995-04-30 Country singer Rosanne Cash (39) weds record producer John Leventhal (42)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash

LoveWedding of Interest

2003-12-07 Queen of hip-hop soul, Mary J. Blige (32) weds record producer Kendu Isaacs in Bergen County, New Jersey

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige

LoveWedding of Interest

2007-11-09 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in NYC, New York

Actress Ellen Pompeo
Actress
Ellen Pompeo
  • 2008-06-22 Record producer Timbaland (37) weds Monique Idlett (33) in Aruba

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-10-12 Grammy award-winning record producer Pharrell Williams (40) weds model Helen Lasichanh in Miami, Florida

LoveWedding of Interest

2014-05-24 Rapper and record producer Kanye West (36) weds model Kim Kardashian (33) at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy

TV Personality and Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality and Model
Kim Kardashian
Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2010-05-29 Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain

Deaths in Music

  • 1945-12-08 Richard M. Jones, American jazz pianist, accompanist, songwriter ("Trouble In Mind"), record producer (Louis Armstrong), and label manager (Okeh; Decca; Mercury), dies at 53
  • 1967-02-03 Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), commits suicide at 37
  • 1974-12-08 Hugues Panassié, French jazz critic, record producer, and impresario (Hot Club de France), dies at 62
  • 1975-06-16 Don Robey, American record label executive and record producer, dies at 71
  • 1977-07-20 Gary Kellgren, American music producer who cofounded The Record Plant studios, drowns along with his girlfriend at 38
  • 1978-09-06 Tom Wilson, American record producer (Sun Ra; Bob Dylan; Simon & Garfunkel; Mothers of Invention; Velvet Underground), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1981-04-07 Christopher "Kit" Lambert, British record producer and manager of The Who, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 45
  • 1982-03-29 Floyd "Guitar" Smith, American jazz and blues guitarist and record producer, dies at 65
  • 1983-01-19 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), dies at 57
  • 1983-04-17 Felix Pappalardi, American rock music producer, songwriter, vocalist, and bassist (Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"), shot and killed by his wife, Gail, at 43
  • 1985-03-13 Robert "Bob" Shad [Abraham Shadrinsky], American record producer and record label owner (Big Brother and the Holding Company), dies at 65
  • 1986-02-10 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (1968 Academy of Country Music Award), dies at 96
  • 1986-05-01 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer, dies at 69
  • 1987-07-10 John H. Hammond, American music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, dies at 76
  • 1987-12-18 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician, dies at 47
  • 1989-02-06 King Tubby [Osbourne Ruddock], Jamaican sound engineer and record producer, shot to death outside his home at 48
  • 1989-04-15 Nesuhi Ertegün, Turkish–American record producer & executive, dies at 71
  • 1991-04-09 Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
  • 1994-09-12 Major Bill Smith, record producer, dies at 72
  • 1994-10-22 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), dies of liver failure at 52
  • 1994-10-31 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76
  • 1995-02-18 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), dies of lymphoma at 51
  • 1995-03-21 Norman Schwartz, record Producer, dies at 66
  • 1995-03-30 Paul A. Rothchild, American record producer (Janis Joplin - Pearl), dies at 59
  • 1995-05-06 Clarence Paul [Pauling], American songwriter, and record producer (Motown; Stevie Wonder - "Fingertips"), dies at 67
  • 1995-11-15 Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
  • 1995-11-17 Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60
  • 1995-11-26 David Briggs, record producer, dies at 51
  • 1996-01-30 Bob Thiele, American record producer, dies at 73
  • 1996-03-23 J. D. "Jay" Miller, American record producer, dies at 73
  • 1996-04-14 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, American folk music record producer and manager (Joan Baez; Rev. Gary Davis), dies of leukemia at 80
  • 1996-04-18 Michael Leander, English songwriter and record producer, dies at 54
  • 1996-06-01 Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1997-12-24 Anthea Joseph, music producer, dies at 57
  • 1998-01-07 Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • 1999-04-01 Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • 1999-05-17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian musician and record producer (Loverboy; Bon Jovi; Aerosmith) dies at 49
  • 2000-08-25 Jack Nitzsche, American composer, arranger, music producer, keyboardist (Rolling Stones; Neil Young), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), dies at 63
  • 2002-03-15 Marshall Leib [Leibovitz], American pop singer (Teddy Bears - "To Know Him Is To Love Him"), and record producer, dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 2002-07-21 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, early David Bowie), dies in a car crash at 59
  • 2002-11-13 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer, co-founder and guitarist for We Five (Let's Get Together), commits suicide at 57
  • 2002-12-31 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 2003-05-30 Mickie Most, English record producer (b. 1938)
  • 2003-07-30 Sam Phillips, American record producer and founder of Sun Records and Sun Studios, dies at 80
  • 2004-05-04 Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd, Jamaican record producer, dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 2004-06-03 Quorthon [Thomas Forsberg], Swedish heavy and Viking metal musician, and record producer (Bathory), dies of a congenital heart issue at 38
  • 2004-09-03 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter (I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), dies at 72
  • 2004-11-01 Terry Knight, American rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), murdered at 61
  • 2004-11-19 Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
  • 2005-04-01 Jack Keller, American songwriter, and record producer ("Run To Him"; "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart"; theme to Bewitched), dies of leukemia at 68
  • 2005-05-13 Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921)
  • 2006-04-08 (Heinz) "Henry" Lewy, German-American sound engineer and record producer (Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Stephen Bishop, Judee Sill, The Monkees), dies at 79
  • 2006-06-25 Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2007-07-23 Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
  • 2007-08-15 Dave Hassinger, American recording engineer and record producer, dies at 80
  • 2008-01-08 Clyde Otis, American songwriter and music producer (b. c. 1924)
  • 2008-02-19 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis), dies at 82
  • 2008-03-24 Neil Aspinall, British music executive (The Beatles), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 2008-08-15 Jerry Wexler, American music producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" (Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan), dies from congestive heart failure at 91
  • 2008-08-21 Jerry Finn, American record producer (b. 1969)
  • 2008-09-07 Richard "Popcorn" Wylie, American R&B and soul pianist, bandleader, songwriter, and record producer, dies of congestive heart failure at 69
  • 2008-11-01 Shakir Stewart, American music producer (b. 1974)
  • 2008-12-17 Freddy Breck, German schlager singer, composer, record producer and news anchor (b. 1942)
  • 2009-04-30 Ron Richards, British record producer (Gerry and The Pacemakers; The Hollies), dies at 80
  • 2009-06-10 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), dies from complications of a stroke at 66
  • 2009-08-15 Jim Dickinson, American record producer (Mud Boy), dies at 67
  • 2009-09-29 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, dies of injuries sustained in a fall at 57
  • 2010-07-26 Ben Keith [Bennett Keith Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young, Great Speckled Bird), dies at 73
  • 2011-05-13 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), dies at 81
  • 2011-06-02 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
  • 2011-08-22 Nickolas "Nick" Ashford, American songwriter, record producer ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"; "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"), and singer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), dies of throat cancer at 70
  • 2011-09-06 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", dies at 81
  • 2011-09-29 Sylvia Robinson, American singer (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"; solo - "Pillow Talk"), record producer, and record label executive (Sugar Hill Records), dies of congestive heart failure at 76
  • 2011-11-28 Andrew Kazdin, classical record producer, dies at 77
  • 2011-12-03 Philip Burrell, influential Jamaican record producer, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 2012-02-05 Al De Lory, American session pianist, arranger, and record producer (Glen Campbell), dies 82
  • 2012-11-24 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2013-03-30 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], South-African born American music producer (co-founded A&R records), dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • 2013-04-07 Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), dies at 62
  • 2013-05-21 Trevor Bolder, British rock bassist (The Spiders From Mars; Uriah Heep, 1976-2013), and record producer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 62
  • 2013-08-21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • 2014-02-16 Raymond Louis "Ray" Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, dies at 67
  • 2014-05-03 Bobby Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), dies at 78
  • 2014-11-18 Dave Appell, American musician, arranger, musical director (Ernie Kovacs), record producer (Charlie Gracie; The Orlons; Tony Orlando and Dawn), and songwriter, dies at 92
  • 2015-01-15 Kim Fowley, US record producer (the Runaways), dies at 75
  • 2015-08-14 [Donald William] Bob Johnston, American music producer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), dies at 83
  • 2015-12-28 John "Brad" Bradbury, British ska drummer and record producer (The Specials), dies at 62

Person of interestGeorge Martin

2016-03-08 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), dies at 90

Music Producer George Martin
Music Producer
George Martin
  • 2016-11-11 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • 2016-11-15 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), dies at 92
  • 2017-05-07 David Pell, American big band jazz saxophonist, bandleader (Dave Pell Octet), and record producer, dies at 92

Person of interestWalter Becker

2017-09-03 Walter Becker, American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), dies of esophageal cancer at 67

Musician and Record Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Record Producer
Walter Becker
  • 2017-10-22 George Young, Scottish-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (the Easybeats, Flash and the Pan), dies at 70
  • 2018-01-02 Rick Hall, American record producer, songwriter, and creator of the "Muscle Shoals sound" (FAME Studio), dies of prostate cancer at 85

Person of interestAvicii

2018-04-20 Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer ("Levels"; "Wake Me Up"; "Sunshine"), commits suicide at 28

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
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  • 2018-09-07 Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer (Best Day Ever), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 2018-09-29 James "Big Jim" Wright, American Grammy and Dove Award-winning keyboardist, composer, arranger, and record producer (Sound of Blackness; Mariah Carey) dies at 52
  • 2018-10-02 Geoff Emerick, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Elvis Costello), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 2020-02-02 Ivan Král, Czech-American bass player, songwriter, record producer (Patti Smith; Iggy Pop; John Waite), and filmmaker, dies of cancer at 71
  • 2020-03-09 Keith Olsen, American rock record producer and sound engineer (Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac; Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station; Joe Walsh - The Confessor), dies of cardiac arrest at 74