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Music Producers in History (Part 3)

Events in Music


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Birthdays 201 - 300 of 396

  • 1951-12-31 Jimmy Haslip, American jazz-fusion electric five-string bass player and record producer (The Yellowjackets, 1977-2012), born in The Bronx, NYC
  • 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 (Chic - "Le Freak"), and music producer (Sister Sledge; David Bowie -"Let's Dance"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1952-10-27 Bill Bottrell, American Grammy Award-winning sound engineer, songwriter and record producer (Sheryl Crow; Shelby Lynne; Michael Jackson; Roseanne Cash), born in California
  • 1952-11-27 (Alokesh) "Bappi" Lahiri, Indian disco and film music composer, singer, and record producer, born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India (d. 2022)
  • 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
  • 1955-01-18 Frankie Knuckles {Francis Warren Nicholls, Jr.], American DJ and record producer who popularized house music in Chicago during the 1980s, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1955-02-12 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • 1955-02-15 Hugh Padgham, British record producer and audio engineer (Phil Collins; The Police; Spandau Ballet), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1955-03-15 Steve Lillywhite, British record producer (U2; Rolling Stones; Phish), born in Egham, England
  • 1955-04-22 Arthur Baker, American music producer (Afrika Banbaataa; Planet Rock; New Order), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955-05-11 J. J." Jeczalikvv. British electronic musician, synthesizer programmer , and record producer (Art of Noise), born in Banbury, England
  • 1955-08-02 (Bryan) "Butch" Vig, American record producer (Nirvana -Nevermind; Smashing Pumpkins; Foo Fighters), songwriter, and drummer (Garbage), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • 1955-09-14 Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer (Los Lobos, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-01-01 Andy Gill, British guitarist and record producer (Gang of Four - "Damaged Goods"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • 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)
  • 1956-04-19 Gary Langan, British sound engineer, record producer, and musician (The Art of Noise, 1983-86), born in Surrey, England
  • 1956-04-22 Kenny Lyon, American rock guitarist, bassist, music producer, born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1956-06-23 Randy Jackson, American bassist, singer, and record producer (American Idol judge), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1956-08-10 Charlie Peacock, American jazz and contemporary Christian music pianist, singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Civil Wars), born in Yuba City, California
  • 1956-10-06 Michael Shipley, Australian audio engineer, and record producer of rock and country music, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1956-11-09 Kevin Savigar, British session and touring keyboard player, songwriter, and record producer (Rod Stewart), born in London, England
  • 1957-01-14 Steve Jordan, American session and touring drummer (Blues Brothers; The World's Most Dangerous Band; X-pensive Winos; John Mayer Trio; The Rolling Stones), songwriter, and record producer, born in New York City
  • 1957-02-04 Philippe Saisse, French smooth jazz and session keyboardist, composer, and record producer, born in Marseille, France
  • 1957-02-06 Simon Phillips, English drummer & record producer (Toto), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1957-05-07 Paul Leary, American rock guitarist (Butthole Surfers), and music producer, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1957-06-07 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican pop and merengue singer, composer, and record producer, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1957-11-07 John "Jellybean" Benitez, American musician, songwriter, club DJ, remixer and music producer (The Mexican), born in South Bronx, New York
  • 1957-11-13 David Frank, American electronic dance musician (The System), songwriter, and record producer, born in Weston, Massachusetts
  • 1957-11-14 Sean Slade, American sound engineer, record producer (Radiohead; Hole), and music educator, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1957-12-27 Daniel Levitin, American-Canadian cognitive psychologist, writer (This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession), record producer, and nusician, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1958-06-01 Michael Landau, American session musician, engineer, and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-08-01 Michael Penn, American singer-songwriter ("No Myth"), film score composer, and record producer, born in Greenwich Village, New York City
  • 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; Ariana 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
  • 1959-06-14 Marcus Miller, American jazz and session bassist, record producer (Miles Davis; Luther Vandross; David Sanborn), and jazz and film score composer (Marshall), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-07-15 Shep Pettibone, American record producer, born in Ocean Grove, New Jersey
  • 1959-09-06 David Tickle, British audio engineer and record producer (Split Enz; Four Non-Blondes), born in Guildford, Surrey, England
  • 1960-01-29 James "JG" Thirlwell, Australian musician, composer and record producer, born in Melbourne
  • 1960-02-26 (Jeremy) "Jaz" Coleman, English rock singer, keyboardist and record producer (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham, England
  • 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
  • 1960-06-11 Nick Hallam, British DJ and producer (Stereo MCs - "Connected"), born in Nottingham, England
  • 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 Brendan O'Brien, American Grammy Award-winning sound engineer and record producer (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, Chris Cornell, and 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
  • 1960-12-27 Youth [Martin Glover], British bassist (Killing Joke), and record producer (The Fireman), born in Slough, Buckinghanshire, England
  • 1961-04-01 Mark White, British rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer (ABC - "All of My Heart", born in Sheffield, England
  • 1961-04-06 Gene Eugene [Andrusco], Canadian-American actor, singer-songwriter (Adam Again; Lost Dogs), and record producer, born in Fort Frances, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 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 sound engineer and record producer (The Ramones), born in New York City
  • 1962-05-12 Brett Gurewitz, American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion), record label owner, and producer (Epitaph), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-07-01 Marti[n] Frederiksen, American songwriter, record producer, and musician, born in Hawthorne, California.
  • 1962-07-15 Howard Gray, British audio engineer, and record producer (UB40; Apollo 440; Stealth Sonic Orchestra), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 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 (Frederick) Rick Rubin, American record producer (Run-DMC; Public Enemy; Red Hot Chilil Peppers; Johnny Cash), co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1963-04-21 Steve Shapiro, American jazz and session musician vibraphonist, and music producer, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1963-07-31 Fatboy Slim [Norman Cook], British 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 (d. 2021)
  • 1964-09-05 Kevin Saunderson, American music producer and disc jockey, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-10-01 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer and broadcaster, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1964-12-08 Sandy Burnett, English record producer
  • 1964-12-13 Hide [Hideto Matsumoto], Japanese rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer (X Japan; Zilch), born in Midorigaoka, Japan (d. 1998)
  • 1965-01-07 Five for Fighting [Vladimir John Ondrasik], American soft rock-pop pianist, singer-songwriter, and record producer ("Superman (It's Not Easy)"; "100 Years"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965-01-12 Mark Moore, British dance music record producer & DJ (S'Express-Winter Course), born in London, United Kingdom

Dr. Dre

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

  • 1965-04-19 Marion "Suge" Knight, American record producer, and label executive (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
  • 1965-09-04 Greg Fidelman, American guitarist, sound engineer (Rick Rubin productions), and record producer (Metallica)
  • 1965-10-13 Charlie Jones, British session bass player, songwriter, and record producer (Robert Plant), born in Bristol, England [some sources cite 1963]
  • 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)

R. Kelly

1967-01-08 (Robert) "R." Kelly, American R&B singer-songwriter ("I Wish I Could Fly"), record producer, and convicted sex offender, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1967-04-07 Artemis Gounaki, Greek-German pop singer-songwriter, vocal coach, and music producer, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1967-04-29 Master P, [Percy Miller] American rapper, actor and record producer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967-04-30 John Robert "J. R." Richards, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and TV and film composer (Dishwalla), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1967-06-09 Dean Dinning, American bass player and record producer (Toad The Wet Sprocket), born
  • 1967-11-07 David Guetta, French songwriter, DJ and record producer (One Love, When Love Takes Over), born in Paris, France
  • 1967-12-11 DJ Yella, American DJ and music producer (N.W.A), born in Compton, California
  • 1968-01-28 DJ Muggs [Lawrence Muggerud], American DJ, and record producer (Cypress Hill), born in Queens, New York City

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