Date & Time: May 12th, 2012, 9:30am
Location: Bergamot Station / Building i
Address: 2519 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hosted By: METal International
There’s no question that producer/engineer Ken Scott holds a unique place in music history. As one of the five main engineers on The Beatles records, Ken’s work has left an indelible mark on hundreds of millions of fans with his skilled contributions to Magical Mystery Tour and The White Album. As producer of four David Bowie albums (including the seminal Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars) and two of the biggest-selling Supertramp albums (Crime of the Century and Crisis, What Crisis), the sound Ken crafted has influenced several generations of music makers that continues to this day.
Those credits alone would be enough to set his name in the annals of music, but that’s only a brief slice of what Ken has done. He has literally worked with a who’s-who of classic rock acts, including Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes and Missing Persons, among many others. Ken has also played a big part in the world of jazz, being the first to integrate a more powerful rock sound into the genre via albums by Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, Jeff Beck and Stanley Clarke.
At this week’s METal Event, Ken focuses on the importance of making decisions without the fear of making a mistake, since some mistakes may lead to a creative breakthrough. Also included in Ken’s presentation is an inside look at the Abbey Road studios, as well as a never-before heard breakdown of one of George Harrison’s biggest hits.