The writing/producing team of Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn gave us some great glam and New Wave hits. But their partnership was…tricky.
As a member of The Turtles, Chip Douglas helped shape their biggest hit. Then he did the same for The Monkees.
At 12, he was a session player. At 21, he got an offer to join the Stones — which he turned down. Shuggie Otis is one unusual guitarist.
Rock musicians don’t have the corner of risque songs; their jazz forbears had the corner on that. But they took plenty of inspiration.