Posted by themusicsover on April 10, 2013
DOB Unknown – April 10, 2013
Tim Carr was a songwriter, producer, and A&R executive who made perhaps his biggest mark on the music business while at Capitol, Dreamworks and Geffen Records. While at Capitol, Carr was instrumental in signing such bands as the Beastie Boys and Megadeth to the label. Throughout his career he also worked with such acts as Lush, Babes In Toyland, David Byrne, and Information Society. Prior to his record company work, Carr, who was living in Minneapolis, wrote music reviews for the local press and put on a local music festival. During the early 2000s, he moved to Thailand where he was worked with local rock singer, Sek Loso. He was also working on a music documentary. According to various sources, Carr’s body was discovered in his home by his landlord with at least one apparently fatal stab wound to the chest. Other circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately released. Tim Carr was 57 when he passed away.
Thanks to Benjie Gordon of The Hair Up There for the assist.
Posted in Record Label | Tagged: Babes In Toyland, Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Information Society, Lush, Megadeth, Sek Loso, Tim Carr | Leave a Comment »
Posted by themusicsover on February 18, 2013
DOB Unknown – February 18, 2013
A fixture of the New York metal scene, Pat Egan was a beloved music industry veteran who spent the past 10 years at iconic Metal label, Relapse Records. He was, most recently, their Director of Retail Sales and Marketing. In his capacity at Relapse, Egan was directly involved in the successes of Mastodon, Baroness, and High On Fire, to name a few. His passion for the job and metal music in particular made him a favorite within the retail community as well as with artists and management companies. Egan began his music career at Long Island retail giant, Looney Tunes where he ultimately served as store manager. He later worked at the Pavement, KOCH and Energy labels before landing at Relapse. Most, if not all who came in contact with Egan praised him. Pat Egan was hospitalized in late 2012 with pneumonia, but never fully recovered before passing away on February 18, 2013.
Posted in Record Label | Tagged: Baroness, High On Fire, Mastodon, Pat Egan | 1 Comment »
Posted by themusicsover on November 8, 2012
Pete Namlook (Born Peter Kuhlmann)
1960 – November 8, 2012
Pete Namlook was a German electronic music producer whose innovations in ambient are highly regarded by both fans and peers alike. In 1993, he founded the FAX +49-69/450464 record label and has since released upwards of 130 album, both of his own and as a collaborator. The list of artists he worked with includes Bill Laswell, Klaus Schulze, and Richie Hawtin. Pete Namlook was 51 when he died peacefully of “unspecified causes” on November 8, 2012.
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Posted in Electronic, Musician, Record Label | Tagged: Bill Laswell, Klaus Schulze, Pete Namlook, Peter Kuhlmann, Richie Hawtin | Leave a Comment »
Posted by themusicsover on October 11, 2012
DOB Unknown – October 3, 2012
Danny Sims was a successful American music executive who is perhaps best remembered for being instrumental in the success of Bob Marley. Born in Mississippi, Sims eventually settled in New York City, where in 1965, he and business partner, Johnny Nash launched JAD Records. During that period, Sims traveled back and forth to Jamaica with several American soul singers to record. One of them was Nash who had a huge hit with “I Can See Clearly Now” in 1972. Nash was reportedly the first American to record in Jamaica. In 1967, Sims signed Bob Marley and the Wailers (the Wailers at the time being, Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh) to their first recording contract. Sims has been acknowledged for refining Marley and his band mates for the world stage and studio in those early years. Sims recorded hundreds of early tracks with the Wailers , many of which have still yet to be released. In 1972, Sims sold Marley’s contract to Chris Blackwell, and in doing so, unknowingly launched the modern age of reggae music. Blackwell, of course, helped turn Marley into a superstar by teaching him to think beyond reggae and present himself as a rock star. Meanwhile, Sims went on to find success with JAD Records (thanks in part to future Marley “rarity” collections) as well as with his Cayman Publishing company. Sims joined forces with Marley again as his manager, but the singer died of cancer shortly thereafter. Danny Sims as 72 when he died of colon cancer on October 3, 2012.
Posted in Producer, Record Label, Reggae | Tagged: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Bunny Livington, Bunny Wailer, Chris Blackwell, Johnny Nash, Peter Tosh | Leave a Comment »
Posted by themusicsover on August 26, 2012
September 19, 1934 – August 9, 2012
Carl Davis was an acclaimed record producer and one of the architects of the “Chicago Sound” – Chicago soul music of the 1960s. Davis began his music career as the assistant to a local Chicago disc jockey in 1955. During the early ’60s, he went to work at Nat Records where he produced a regional hit, “Nite Owl,” for the DuKays. He followed that up with “Duke Of Earl” which was credited to the group’s lead singer, Gene Chandler. The song quickly became a #1 hit and one of the biggest selling records of the era. Davis went on to produce hits like “Monkey Time” for Major Lance, Jackie Wilson’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” Barbara Acklin’s “Love Makes A Woman, and the Chi-Lites’ “Oh Girl” to name a few. In 1976, Davis founded Chi Sounds Records which he ran well into the 2000s. Carl Davis was 77 when he died of pulmonary fibrosis on August 9, 2012.
Thanks Henk de Bruin for the assist.
Posted in Producer, Record Label | Tagged: Barbara Acklin, Carl Davis, Gene Chandler, Jackie Wilson, Major Lance, The Chi-Lites, The DuKays | Leave a Comment »