Jack Douglas (record producer)
Jack Douglas is an influential American record producer. He was born in New York City. Starting out as folk musician and performer, he worked on Robert Kennedy's senatorial campaign as a song-writer. Douglas then moved to England and joined a succession of bands before returning to New York to attend the Institute of Audio Research as a member of its first graduating class. His first professional job was at a new recording studio Record Plant Studios, not as producer or engineer, but as the janitor. Soon he was working at the recording desk contributing to projects by Miles Davis, The James Gang, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Rough Cutt, Artful Dodger ,Moxy and Mountain.
A chance encounter with a group member led Douglas to engineer The Who's Who's Next? album. After this landmark recording he was given a chance to engineer John Lennon's classic Imagine album. Douglas and Lennon formed close bond and worked together for the remainder of Lennon's tragically short life.
As a Record Plant staff engineer Douglas also forged working relationships with Patti Smith, Blue Öyster Cult, the New York Dolls, Cheap Trick and most notably Aerosmith. Douglas engineered and produced Aerosmith's albums from 1974's Get Your Wings, 1975's Toys in the Attic, 1976's Rocks and 1977's Draw the Line. His close relationship with Aerosmith extended beyond producing and engineering as Douglas was also a musical contributor to the group when they came up short of material on their projects. He was often given the nickname of "the sixth member" of Aerosmith, due to his close relationship with the band. Douglas was replaced as producer by the band for the 1980 release Night in the Ruts, but Douglas was to again work with the group on some of their more recent material, including 2004's Honkin' on Bobo, as well as several of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's solo albums. The band continues to maintain a cordial friendship with Douglas.
1978 saw Douglas work with legendary Australian group Skyhooks as executive producer on their Guilty Until Proven Insane album which included the track Women In Uniform. (later covered by Iron Maiden)
In 1980 Douglas was working as producer with Lennon on his penultimate Double Fantasy album (for which he won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year) and also on another Lennon album Milk and Honey that was to be released later but Lennon's assassination cut that project short and it was never fully realized. Douglas had lost the second meaningful working relationship he had been involved with and started to work less during the 1980s. Since then he has kept working as an engineer and producer reuniting with Aerosmith for three more albums and producings CDs for artists such as Supertramp, Clutch, Slash's Snakepit (solo-project of ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash) and in 2006 the return of the New York Dolls. Douglas also teaches a studio etiquette class at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville California, where in 2007, he recorded the Bay Area's Brass Liberation Orchestra.v • d • eAerosmithSteven Tyler · Joe Perry · Tom Hamilton · Brad Whitford · Joey Kramer
Ray Tabano · Jimmy Crespo · Rick DufayStudio albums Aerosmith · Get Your Wings · Toys in the Attic · Rocks · Draw the Line · Night in the Ruts · Rock in a Hard Place · Done with Mirrors · Permanent Vacation · Pump · Get a Grip · Nine Lives · Just Push Play · Honkin' on BoboLive albums Live! Bootleg · Classics Live I and II · A Little South of Sanity · Rockin' the JointCompilations Greatest Hits · Gems · Pandora's Box · Big Ones · Box of Fire · Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology · O, Yeah! The Ultimate Aerosmith Hits · Devil's Got a New Disguise - The Very Best of AerosmithVideos Video Scrapbook · Permanent Vacation 3x5 · Live Texxas Jam '78 · Things That Go Pump in the Night · The Making of Pump · Big Ones You Can Look At · You Gotta MoveTours Early Years · Aerosmith Tour · Get Your Wings Tour · Toys in the Attic Tour · Rocks Tour · Aerosmith Express Tour · Live! Bootleg Tour · Night in the Ruts Tour · Rock in a Hard Place Tour · Back in the Saddle Tour · Done with Mirrors Tour · Permanent Vacation Tour · Pump Tour · Get a Grip Tour · Nine Lives Tour · Roar of the Dragon Tour · Just Push Play Tour · Girls of Summer Tour · Rocksimus Maximus Tour · Honkin' on Bobo Tour · Rockin' the Joint Tour · Route of All Evil Tour · World Tour 2007Personnel Jack Douglas · Bruce Fairbairn · Desmond Child · John Kalodner · Mark Hudson · Jim Vallance · Richie Supa · Tim Collins · Marti Frederiksen · Taylor Rhodes · Glen Ballard · Kevin Shirley · Steven Leber · David Krebs Related articles Discography · Singles Discography · Filmography · Band Members · Concert Tours · Awards and Achievements · Outtakes · Toxic Twins · The Strangeurs/Chain Reaction · The Joe Perry Project · Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith · Wherehouse · Aero Force One · Blue Army · Rock 'n' Roller Coaster · Flaming Moe's · Quest for Fame · Revolution X · Guitar Hero: AerosmithCategories Portal · Aerosmith · Members · Personnel · Albums · Songs · Videos · Concert Tours
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