On This Day

Music Producers in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 403

  • 1942-04-29 Vini Poncia, American pop songwriter, musician, and record producer (Ringo Starr; Melissa Manchester; KISS), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1942-05-09 Val Garay, American record producer and engineer (Bette Davis Eyes), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942-06-18 Richard Perry, American record producer (Harry Nilsson; Ringo Starr; Carly Simon; Leo Sayer; Pointer Sisters), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1942-06-27 Bruce Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer (The Beach Boys), songwriter ("I Write The Songs"), and record producer, 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)
  • 1942-08-07 David Rubinson, American sound engineer, record producer (Herbie Hancock; Santana; The Pointer Sisters; The Clancy Brothers), and film producer, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1942-08-10 Norbert Putnam, American session bassist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), and record producer (Jimmy Buffet; Dan Fogelberg; Joan Baez), born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1942-08-27 "Chip" Douglas [Hatlelid], American songwriter, arranger, bassist (The Turtles, 1966-67 -"Happy Together"), and record producer (The Monkees), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942-09-30 (Angus) "Gus" Dudgeon, British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • 1942-10-15 Chris Andrews, British-German songwriter (Adam Faith; Sandie Shaw), singer ("Yesterday Man"), and record producer, born in Romford, Essex, England
  • 1942-11-07 Johnny Rivers [Ramistella], American singer ("Secret Agent Man"), and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 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 (The 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 Denny Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1943-08-14 Terry Ellis, British record producer, artist manager (Jethro Tull; Paula Cole: Baby Animals), and label executive (co-founder of Chrysalis Records) ,born in, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1943-09-03 Mark Wirtz, French pop music record producer, and composer ("Excerpt From A Teenage Opera"), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2020)
  • 1944-02-05 Al Kooper [Kuperschmidt], American rock musician, record producer and songwriter (Blood Sweat & Tears; Super Session; Bob Dylan; The Tubes; The Banana Splits), 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
  • 1944-06-22 Peter Asher, English pop singer, guitarist (Peter & Gordon - "A World Without Love"), artist manager, and record producer (Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), born in London, England
  • 1944-07-04 Harvey Brooks [Goldstein], American rock, blues, and folk session bassist (Bob Dylan; The Electric Flag), and record producer (Karen Dalton), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1944-08-16 Russ Titelman, American record producer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-03 Bill Price, British audio engineer (Tom Jones; Wings: Sparks; Elton John), and record producer (The Clash; Sex Pistols; Waterboys), born in England (d. 2016)
  • 1944-10-24 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer (Doobie Brothers; Nicolette Larson; Van Halen), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1944-12-04 Craig Doerge, American session keyboard player, session musician, songwriter (Crosby Stills and Nash; Jackson Browne), and record producer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1944-12-06 Jonathan King, English singer and songwriter ("Everyone's Gone To The Moon") and record producer, born in London
  • 1944-12-19 Steve Tyrell [Bilao], American jazz and standards singer ("The Way You Look Tonight"),and Grammy Award-winning record producer (Rod Stewart; B.J. Thomas), born in Palo Pinto, Texas
  • 1944-12-25 Emory Gordy Jr., American musician & music producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1945-01-20 Eric Stewart, English rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (10cc - "I'm Not in Love"), born in Droylsden, United Kingdom
  • 1945-01-26 Ashley Hutchings, British folk-rock bassist, vocalist, songwriter, and record producer (Fairport Convention; Steeleye Span), born in Southgate, London England
  • 1945-03-22 Chuck Jackson, American R&B singer (The Independents - "Leaving Me"), songwriter and record producer (Natalie Cole; Phyllis Hyman), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1945-04-19 Michael Stewart, American folk music producer, arranger, banjo player and guitarist (We Five - "You Were On My Mind"), born in Riverside County, California (d. 2002)
  • 1945-05-12 Keith Olsen, American rock record producer and sound engineer (Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac; Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station; Joe Walsh - The Confessor), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (d. 2020)
  • 1945-07-18 James William Guercio, American music producer (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-08-12 Ron Mael, American songwriter, composer and record producer (Sparks), born in Culver City, California
  • 1945-12-05 Geoff Emerick, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Elvis Costello), born in Crouch End, North London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1946-05-16 Robert Fripp, British progressive rock guitarist, composer (King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"; Fripp & Eno; Bowie - "Heroes"), record producer (Roches; Peter Gabriel; Darryl Hall), and Mr. Toyah Wilcox, born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset
  • 1946-05-19 Trevor Veitch, Canadian-American folk-rock musician (3's a Crowd, Tom Rush), and pop record producer (Toni Basil's "Mickey"), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1946-11-10 Roy Thomas Baker, English record producer (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1946-11-26 Ray Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1947-01-01 Gary "BB" Coleman, American blues record producer, singer, and guitarist ("If You Can Beat Me Rockin' (You Can Have My Chair)"), born in Paris, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1947-01-03 James Mtume [Forman], American Grammy Award-winning jazz and R&B percussionist, songwriter, record producer (Mile Davis, 1971-75; "Juicy Fruit"), social activist, and radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • 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
  • 1947-05-14 Jon Landau, American music writer, artist manager, and record producer (Bruce Springsteen; Train; Shania Twain), born in New York City
  • 1947-05-24 (Robert) "Waddy" Wachtel, American session guitarist, composer and record producer (Warren Zevon; Stevie Nicks; James Taylor; Linda Ronstadt; Jackson Browne), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-05-30 Krishna Das [Jeffrey Kagel], American new age and kirtan vocalist, and record producer (All One), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1947-07-04 Bill Schnee, American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning audio engineer (Steely Dan; Bette Midler; Natalie Cole), and music producer (Pablo Cruise; Huey Lewis; Boz Scaggs), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1947-09-21 Geoff Workman, British record producer and engineer (Toto; Queen;The Cars), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947-09-25 Zekkariyas [Cecil Womack], American soul songwriter, singer, and record producer (Womack & Womack - "Teardrops"), Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1947-10-02 (Frank) "Skip" Konte, American keyboardist, songwriter (The Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"), and record producer, born in Canon City, Oklahoma
  • 1947-10-07 Philip Malcolm "Pip" Williams, British record producer and arranger (Status Quo; Moody Blues), born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England

Jim Steinman

1947-11-01 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell; Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021) [1]

  • 1947-12-27 (Alan) "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
  • 1948-05-13 David "Hawk" Wolinski, American funk keyboardist (Rufus; Chaka Kahn), and record producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-05-15 Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician, and record producer (Roxy Music, David Bowie, Talking Heads, U2, Coldplay, Paul Simon), born in Woodbridge, Sussex
  • 1948-07-11 Martin Rushent, British sound engineer (Gentle Giant; Shirley Bassey), and record producer (Buzzcocks; The Human League), born in Enfield, England (d. 2011)
  • 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; Fleetwood Mac; 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 and guitarist (Talking Heads; solo "Rev It Up"), and record producer (Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Bo-Deans; 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; Peter Gabriel; Kiss; Pink Floyd), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1949-04-09 Alex Sadkin, American audio engineer, and record producer (Grace Jones; Thompson Twins), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (d. 1987)
  • 1949-04-18 Andrew Powell, British composer, performer, and music producer (Donovan; Kate Bush - "The Kick Inside"), born in Surrey, England
  • 1949-06-25 Michael Barbiero, American disco and heavy metal sound engineer, mixer, record producer, and studio owner, born in New York City
  • 1949-07-04 James Stroud, American session drummer, keyboard player, and record producer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 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
  • 1949-10-23 John Leckie, British audio engineer and record producer (XTC; Muse; Stone Roses; Radiohead), born in Paddington, London, 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)

Walter 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)

  • 1950-02-25 Emitt Rhodes, American rock singer-songwriter, musician (Merry-Go-Round), sound engineer, and record producer, born in Decatur, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1950-05-20 Andy Johns, British sound engineer (Rolling Stones; Led Zeppelin), and record producer (Free; Humble Pie; L.A. Guns), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 2013)
  • 1950-06-09 Trevor Bolder, British rock bassist (The Spiders From Mars; Uriah Heep, 1976-2013), and record producer, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2013)
  • 1950-07-11 Nick Jameson, American actor (24), musician, record producer (Foghat), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • 1950-08-26 Arnold McCuller, American session and touring vocalist (James Taylor; Lyle Lovett; Phil Collins; Ry Cooder; Bonnie Raitt), songwriter, and record producer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1950-10-13 Simon Nicol, British folk-rock guitarist, singer, and record producer (Fairport Convention), born in Muswell Hill, London, England
  • 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
  • 1951-05-09 Charley Drayton, American session and touring drummer, bass player (X-pensive Winos; DiVinyls; Paul Simon; Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul; Bob Dylan), and record producer, born in New York City
  • 1951-05-19 James Boyer, American audio engineer and record producer (Peter Cetera; Billy Joel; George Benson), born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-06-13 Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1951-07-22 Richard Bennett, American session and touring guitarist (Neil Diamond; Mark Knopfler), and record producer (Steve Earle; Emmylou Harris; Marty Stuart), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-08-02 Andrew Gold, American singer-songwriter, and record producer ("Lonely Boy"; "Thank You for Being a Friend", born in Burbank, California (d. 2011)
  • 1951-08-23 Mark Hudson, American television personality (The Hudson Brothers), musician, songwriter, and record producer (Aerosmith; Hanson; Ringo Starr; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1951-08-28 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese songwriter and record producer (Moonriders), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1951-09-19 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer (Brian Eno; U2; Peter Gabriel; Bob Dylan), and singer-songwriter, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada
  • 1951-09-19 Richard Dashut, American record producer (Bob Welch; Fleetwood Mac: Lindsey Buckingham), born in West Hollywood, California

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

  • 2014-02-16 Raymond Louis "Ray" Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, dies at 67
  • 2014-03-31 Frankie Knuckles {Francis Warren Nicholls, Jr.], American DJ and record producer who popularized house music in Chicago during the 1980s, dies of diabetes at 59
  • 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, American 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
  • 2016-09-06 Lewis Merenstein, American record producer (Miriam Makeba; Van Morrison's Astral Weeks; Glass Harp), dies of pneumonia at 81
  • 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 (Peter, Paul and Mary; John Denver), dies at 92
  • 2016-12-22 Bill Price, British audio engineer (Tom Jones; Wings: Sparks; Elton John), and record producer (The Clash; Sex Pistols; Waterboys), dies of cancer at 72
  • 2017-05-07 David Pell, American big band jazz saxophonist, bandleader (Dave Pell Octet), and record producer, dies at 92
  • 2017-05-09 Robert Miles [Roberto Concina], Swiss musician, record producer, and composer of trance and ambient music ("Children"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 47

Walter 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

  • 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

Avicii

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

  • 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
  • 2019-08-03 Henri Belolo, French disco music producer and songwriter (The Village People; The Ritchie Family), dies at 82
  • 2020-02-01 Andy Gill, British guitarist and record producer (Gang of Four - "Damaged Goods"), dies from multiple organ failure and pneumonia at 64
  • 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
  • 2020-04-07 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), dies with symptoms of Covid-19 at 64
  • 2020-08-07 Mark Wirtz, French pop music record producer, and composer ("Excerpt From A Teenage Opera"), dies from Pick's disease at 76
  • 2020-08-09 Martin Birch, British sound engineer and record producer (Whitesnake; Iron Maiden), dies at 71 [1]
  • 2020-08-24 Tony Colton [Chalk], British singer-songwriter, and record producer (Head, Hands, and Feet), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • 2020-10-26 Stan Kesler, American session musician, songwriter and, record producer and songwriter (Sun Studio), dies of bone cancer at 92

Phil Spector

2021-01-16 (Harvey) Phil Spector, American record producer (Wall of Sound), and convicted murderer, dies of Covid-19 complications at 81 [1]

  • 2021-01-29 Jeremy Lubbock, British Grammy Award-winning pianist, arranger, and music producer (Joni Mitchell; Minnie Riperton; Chicago, Celine Dion), dies at 89
  • 2021-02-15 (Juan) "Johnny" Pacheco, Dominican-American salsa flutist, bandleader, composer, record producer and label executive (Fania Records), dies at 85 [1]
  • 2021-03-23 Ethel Gabriel (nee Nagy), American record producer and label executive (RCA, 1943-84), dies at 99
  • 2021-03-28 Malcolm Cecil, British jazz bassist, record producer, audio engineer and electronic musician (Ronnie Scott; Blues Incorporated; TONTO's Expanding Head Band), dies at 84

Jim Steinman

2021-04-19 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell; Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart), dies of kidney failure at 73 [1]

  • 2021-04-26 Albert "Al" Schmitt, American Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and record producer (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand), dies at 91 [1] [2]
  • 2021-04-29 Pierce Fulton, American electronic dance music DJ and record producer ("Runaway"; "Better Places"), dies at 28
  • 2021-05-26 Patrick Sky [Lynch], American musician, folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and uilleann bagpiper (Songs That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2021-07-16 Biz Markie [Marcel Hall], American rapper, DJ and record producer ("Just A Friend"), dies at 57 [1]
  • 2022-01-09 James Mtume [Forman], American Grammy Award-winning jazz and R&B percussionist, songwriter, record producer (Mile Davis, 1971-75; "Juicy Fruit"), social activist, and radio personality, dies at 76
  • 2022-02-15 (Alokesh) "Bappi" Lahiri, Indian disco and film music composer, singer, and record producer, dies of a lung infection at 69
  • 2022-04-15 Art Rupe [Goldberg], American gospel, R&B, and early rock record producer and label executive (Specialty Records - Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price), dies at 104