Lecture: Ken Scott (New York, 2013)
He’s got stories for days: The producer and engineer behind hits for David Bowie, The Beatles, Elton John, Lou Reed, Supertramp and more on the Red Bull Music Academy lecture couch in New York City.
Having got himself into EMI’s studio training program, Ken Scott’s first session as an engineer was on the Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night album. But it’s as co-producer on Bowie’s first golden streak that he’s perhaps best known, stepping into the seat for the classic Hunky Dory, and remaining there through Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, and Pinups. In 1974 he produced Crime of the Century, the breakthrough album for Supertramp. Less commercial, but hugely successful in its own right, was his work in jazz-rock with Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, and Stanley Clarke.
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