Sunday, June 07, 2009

Beatle People: Ken Scott

Ken Scott (born 20 April 1947 in London) is an English record producer and recording engineer.


Scott started at the age of 16 working in the tape library at Abbey Road Studios. He became a recording engineer working with such acts as The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, and Procol Harum. Procol Harum's A Salty Dog was engineered by Ken Scott at Abbey Road Studios in the early Spring of 1969. The album was released on EMI's Regal Zonophone label. When re-issued as a Fly/Cube Records double with A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procol Harum's first album from 1967) it went to UK chart position of 27, in 1972.

He moved to Trident Studios where he worked with such artists as Elton John, George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and America. He went on to produce David Bowie, Supertramp, The Tubes, Dixie Dregs, Devo, Missing Persons, Kansas and Level 42.

More recently Scott has worked with Duran Duran, George Harrison and the George Harrison Estate.


Scott received a Clio award (for "I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke") and two Grammy nominations.


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