Music Producers in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 259

  • 1946-11-10 Roy Thomas Baker, English record producer (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1946-11-26 Raymond Louis "Ray" Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1947-01-13 Chris Thomas, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Pink Floyd; Procol Harem; Elton John; The Pretenders), born in Brentford, Middlesex, England
  • 1947-01-15 Pete Waterman, English record producer (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), born in Stoke Heath, Coventry
  • 1947-03-18 Elliot Ray Scheiner, American Grammy winning music producer, mixer and engineer (History of the Eagles), born in the US
  • 1947-04-13 Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter and record producer (Chinn & Chapman), born in Nambour, Australia
  • 1947-04-20 Ken Scott, British record producer and engineer (The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd), born in London, England
  • 1947-05-24 Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, American session musician, composer and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-07-04 William "Bill" Schnee, American musician, music producer, and audio engineer, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1947-09-21 Geoff Workman, British record producer and engineer (Toto, Queen, The Cars), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947-10-07 Philip Malcolm "Pip" Williams, British record producer and arranger (Status Quo; Moody Blues), born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England

Person of interestJim Steinman

1947-11-01 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Bat Out of Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
  • 1947-12-27 Alan Bruce "Albhy" Galuten, American Grammy Award-winning record producer, composer, and arranger (Bee Gees), born in Hartsdale, New York
  • 1947-12-30 Jeff Lynne, British rock singer-songwriter and record producer (ELO - "Livin' Thing", Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"; Beatles - "Free As A Bird"), born in Shard End, Birmingham, England
  • 1948-10-16 Jim Ed Norman [Edward James Norman], American musician and record producer, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1948-12-20 Alan Parsons, British music producer (The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot) and recording engineer (The Dark Side of the Moon; Let it Be), born in London, England
  • 1948-12-27 Martin Birch, British sound engineer and record producer (Whitesnake; Iron Maiden), born in Woking, Surrey, England (d. 2020)
  • 1949-01-28 Gene McFadden, American singer, songwriter, and record producer (Philadelphia International Records; McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Olanta, South Carolina (d. 2006) [1]
  • 1949-02-21 Jerry Harrison, American rock keyboardist (Talking Heads), and record producer (Kenny Wayne Shepherd; The String Cheese Incident), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1949-03-03 Richie Cannata, American music producer, multi-instrumentalist and studio owner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-03-25 Bob Ezrin, Canadian keyboardist and music producer (Alice Cooper; Pink Floyd), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1949-04-18 Andrew Powell, British composer, performer, and music producer (Donovan; Kate Bush - "The Kick Inside"), born in Surrey, England
  • 1949-07-15 Trevor Horn, British rock musician/producer (Buggles-"Video Killed The Radio star";Yes-Drama; Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Durham, England
  • 1949-11-01 David Foster, Canadian musician, composer, and record producer (Chicago, Celene Dion, Andrea Bocelli; "The Prayer"), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1949-12-30 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian musician and record producer (Loverboy; Bon Jovi; Aerosmith), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1999)

Person of interestWalter Becker

1950-02-20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Musician and Record Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Record Producer
Walter Becker
  • 1950-02-25 Emitt Rhodes, American rock singer-songwriter, musician (Merry-Go-Round), sound engineer, and record producer, born in Decatur, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1950-06-09 Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2013)
  • 1950-12-13 Don Dixon, American musician, songwriter and record producer (R.E.M.; Smithereeens; Marti Jones; Hootie & The Blowfish; Marshall Crenshaw), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • 1951-01-15 Peter Collins, British sound engineer and record producer (Rush; October Project; Jermaine Stewart), born in London
  • 1951-01-31 Phil Manzanera, English rock guitarist and record producer (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug"; "Avalon"), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1951-06-13 Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1951-08-28 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese songwriter and record producer (Moonriders), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1951-09-19 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada
  • 1951-10-11 Jean-Jacques Goldman, French singer-songwriter & music record producer, born in Paris, France
  • 1951-11-07 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2002)
  • 1952-07-06 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2009)
  • 1952-09-19 Nile Rodgers, American guitarist and music producer (Chic), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-11-13 David Frank, American musician and record producer, born in Weston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-01-15 Bob Clearmountain, American Grammy Award-winning sound engineer (Bruce Springsteen; Crowded House), and record producer (Brayn Adams; Bon Jovi), born in Connecticut
  • 1953-02-07 Bruce Gaitsch, American session guitarist, songwriter, and record producer (Chicago; Richard Marx; Peter Cetera; Madonna), born in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1953-02-16 John "Brad" Bradbury, British ska drummer and record producer (The Specials), born in Coventry, England (d. 2015)
  • 1953-03-11 Jimmy Iovine, American record producer (Interscope Records), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-05-01 Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer (Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1953-11-14 James Guthrie, English music producer and sound engineer (Pink Floyd), born in Edmonton, England
  • 1954-02-07 Dieter Bohlen, German pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and television personality, born in Berne, West Germany
  • 1954-03-03 Chris Hughes, English record producer and rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1954-03-10 Scott Litt, American sound engineer and record producer (Flaming Lips; R.E.M.), born in New York
  • 1954-11-15 Mitch Easter, American record producer (REM), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1955-02-12 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • 1955-02-15 Hugh Padgham, English record producer and audio engineer (Phil Collins; The Police), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
  • 1955-03-15 Steve Lillywhite, British record producer (U2; Rolling Stones; Phish), born in Egham, England
  • 1955-04-22 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
  • 1955-09-14 Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer (Los Lobos, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-03-14 Patrick Leonard, American songwriter, film composer and music producer (Madonna), born in Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • 1956-04-06 Hal Willner, American music producer (Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill; Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films; The Carl Stalling Project), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1956-06-23 Randy Jackson, American bassist, singer, and record producer (American Idol judge), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1956-11-09 Kevin Savigar, English musician and record producer, born in England, United Kingdom
  • 1957-01-14 Steve Jordan, American session and touring drummer (Blues Brothers; The World's Most Dangerous Band; X-pensive Winos; John Mayer Trio), songwriter, and record producer, born in New York City
  • 1957-02-06 Simon Phillips, English drummer & record producer (Toto), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1957-11-07 John "Jellybean" Benitez, American musician, songwriter, club DJ, remixer and music producer (The Mexican), born in South Bronx, New York
  • 1958-06-01 Michael Landau, American session musician, engineer, and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959-01-16 Sade [Helen Folasade Adu], Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer (Soldier of Love, Smooth Operator), born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
  • 1959-02-06 Ken Nelson, English record producer, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1959-04-10 Babyface [Kenneth Edmonds], American Grammy Award-winning R&B singer, songwriter ("Every Time I Close My Eyes") and record producer (Boyz II Men; Whitney Houston; Arianna Grande; Eric Clapton), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1959-05-13 Paul Pesco, Eurasian American session guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer, born in Canandaigua, New York
  • 1959-06-06 Jimmy Jam [James Harris], American songwriter and record producer (Janet Jackson), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1959-07-15 Shep Pettibone, American record producer, born in Ocean Grove, New Jersey
  • 1960-01-29 James "JG" Thirlwell, Australian musician, composer and record producer, born in Melbourne
  • 1960-03-05 Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Arcade Fire; Kate Bush; Talking Heads), born in London, England
  • 1960-04-06 John Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, vocalist, and record producer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1960-06-29 "The Caveman" Kevin Shirley, South African music producer and mixer (Journey, Iron Maiden, Europe, Led Zeppelin), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1960-06-30 Brenden O'Brien, American record producer (Pearl Jam; Stone Temple Pilots; Bruce Springsteen), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1960-08-16 Flood [Marc Ellis], British record producer and audio engineer, born in London, England
  • 1960-10-04 Malcolm Burn, Canadian musician and record producer (Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl), born in Cornwall, Ontario
  • 1961-04-01 Mark White, British rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer (ABC - "All of My Heart", born in Sheffield, England
  • 1962-03-10 Gary Clark, Scottish rock singer-songwriter and record producer (Danny Wilson - "Mary's Prayer"), born in Dundee, Scotlaand
  • 1962-04-03 Simon Raymonde, British bassist, songwriter, and record producer (Cocteau Twins), born in Lewisham, London, England
  • 1962-05-06 Adam Yellin, American record producer
  • 1962-05-12 Brett Gurewitz, American songwriter and record producer (Bad Religion) (Epitaph)
  • 1962-07-01 Marti[n] Frederiksen, American songwriter, record producer, and musician, born in Hawthorne, California.
  • 1962-09-25 Chris Sheldon, British record producer (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Garbage), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1963-03-01 Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
  • 1963-03-10 Rick Rubin, American record producer, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1963-07-31 Norman Cook [Fatboy Slim], English musician and record producer (Housemartins, Fatboy Slim), born in Bromley, England
  • 1963-08-30 Paul Oakenfold, British record producer and DJ, born in Mile End, London
  • 1963-09-10 Bill Stevenson, American music producer and drummer (The Descendants), born in Torrance, California
  • 1963-12-11 Jon Brion, American musician and record producer, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1964-03-12 Tony Terry, American soul singer and actor (With You), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1964-04-08 Biz Markie [Marcel Hall], American rapper, DJ and record producer (Just a Friend), born in New York City
  • 1964-05-09 Kevin Saunderson, American music producer and disc jockey
  • 1964-10-01 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer and broadcaster, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1964-12-08 Sandy Burnett, English record producer
  • 1965-01-12 Mark Moore, British dance music record producer & DJ (S'Express-Winter Course), born in London, United Kingdom

Person of interestDr. Dre

1965-02-18 Dr. Dre [Andre Romelle Young], American rapper & record producer (Still D.R.E., The Next Episode), born in Compton, California

Rapper and Record Producer Dr. Dre
Rapper and Record Producer
Dr. Dre
  • 1965-04-19 Suge Knight, American record producer (co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records), born in Compton, California
  • 1965-06-14 Trina Shoemaker, American mixer, record producer, and sound engineer (Queens of the Stone Age, Sheryl Crow), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1966-02-17 Quorthon [Thomas Forsberg], Swedish heavy and Viking metal musician, and record producer (Bathory), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1966-03-19 James "Big Jim" Wright, American Grammy and Dove Award-winning keyboardist, composer, arranger, and record producer (Sound of Blackness; Mariah Carey), born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1967-04-07 Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer

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