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Ken Scott (born April 20, 1947 in London) is an influential English record producer and engineer. April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... London (see also different names) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ...


Scott's start, at the age of 16, came from the world-renowned EMI studios, where he initially worked in the tape library. Within a very short time he had worked his way up to the position of recording engineer and found himself working with such acts as The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, Procol Harum, and many more. The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Hammersmith, London, in the United Kingdom and with operations in over 25 other countries. ... The Beatles (L-R, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon), in 1964, performing on The Ed Sullivan Show promoting their first U.S. hit song, I Want To Hold Your Hand, and ushering in the British Invasion of American popular music. ... Jeff Beck The electric guitarist Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944) is a British rock musician who played in a number of influential bands in the 1960s. ... Pink Floyd circa 1971. ... The Hollies The Hollies are a British rock and roll band formed in the early 1960s. ... Procol Harum Procol Harum is a British progressive rock band, formed in the early 1960s. ...


Following a move to London's famed Trident Studios, he garnered two Grammy nominations and millions of record sales with such artists as Elton John, George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and America. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... George Harrison MBE (February 24, 1943 – November 29, 2001) was a popular British songwriter, musician and film producer best known as a member of the Beatles. ... Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) was an American songwriter, singer, pianist and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ... The original lineup in 1972, featuring Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jerry Goodman, Jan Hammer and Rick Laird. ... America is a light rock band, most popular in the early 1970s and now best known for their #1 hit A Horse With No Name. Members include: Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley. ...


He went on to produce David Bowie, Supertramp, The Tubes, Dixie Dregs, Devo, Missing Persons, Kansas and Level 42, once again leading to millions of sales and still more Grammy nominations. David Bowie David Robert Jones (born January 8, 1947), better known as David Bowie, is a British rock and roll musician, actor, and artist who has had a profound influence on rock and roll from the 1960s to the present. ... Supertramp is an English progressive rock and pop band that had a series of top-selling albums in the 1970s. ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theater rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, legendary (and/or infamous) for early live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... The Dixie Dregs is a progressive rock band formed in the 1970s. ... Promotional photo distributed during Are We Not Men? era. ... Missing Persons were a band who played a blend of New Wave music and electronic pop rock, with a musical sensibility which set them apart from many other early 80s groups who latched onto the Blondie-style line up of radio friendly, white, accessible pop punk. ... Kansas is a 1970s American rock and roll band, specializing in progressive rock with a distinctly American flavor. ... Level 42 are an English pop band who throughout the 1980s had a number of hits in the UK and around the world. ...


More recently Scott has worked with Duran Duran, George Harrison and the George Harrison Estate. At the height of its fame, Duran Duran (The Fab Five) was featured on the cover of the February 1984 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. ...


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Ken was fabulous, and even though I'm not great at understanding studio-type talk, the examples he gave were presented simply, and with samples of tracks, so that even dimwits like me could understand it.
Ken explained how engineers would get bored working through the night, and that on one occasion an engineer was pressing all the buttons to make words appear in the lights.
Ken showed us a photograph of the studio, and explained that the position of the piano was immediately in front of the studio's toilet door.
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