A treasury and a place to meet people of all ages with various interests from all over the World
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  



Author Topic: Former Starr Producer is dead  (Read 982 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Guest
Former Starr Producer is dead
« on: June 27, 2006, 12:35:05 PM »

LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Turkish-born record producer Arif Mardin, who helped shape hit recordings by the Bee Gees, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson  Bette Midler and [face=Courier]Ringo Starr[/face], among many others, has died at age 74, associates said.
Mardin died in New York on Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

The winner of 11 Grammys, including producer of the year, he spent nearly 30 years at Atlantic Records before founding his own label at EMI, Manhattan Records, where he signed Norah Jones for her debut album.

Mardin, a jazz fan and friend of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and arranger Quincy Jones, was encouraged by them to get formal musical training, which he did by attending Boston's Berklee College of Music.

In 1963 he joined Atlantic Records, which was founded Turkish brothers and fellow jazz fans Nesuhi and Ahmet Ertegun.

Among the hit records he produced were "Groovin"' by the Young Rascals, "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins and "Jive Talkin"' by the Bee Gees.

He also produced several Aretha Franklin albums, including "Lady Soul," "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" and the gospel album "Amazing Grace
He was Producer from 2 Records by Ringo:

Produced by Arif Mardin

UK: Polydor/September 17, 1976
US: Atlantic/September 27, 1976

Produced by Arif Mardin

US: Atlantic/September 26, 1977
UK: Polydor/September 30, 1977



Page created in 0.171 seconds with 24 queries.