John Cale and Todd Rundgren each had their own careers, but — as producers –they also worked their magic on several memorable debut albums.
Gary Paxton had great “ears” when it came to producing hits. But his wild personal life was both colorful –and dangerous.
Thom Bell has been called “the black Burt Bacharach” — and for very good reason. The string of hits he’s written and produced is impressive.
Lou Reed, Mott the Hoople, Iggy Pop: their careers were given a major shot when David Bowie stepped in with some timely production help.