Sunday, January 24, 2016

Producerobit: Dale Griffin

Dale Griffin, Mott The Hoople's drummer, has died.

Although it was his work on the drumstool that leads his biography, Griffin's influence on music runs much deeper than that - between 1981 and 1994, he worked for the BBC, primarily producing sessions. And most of those sessions were for John Peel. The John Peel wikia has started on the work of detailing the 2000 or so Peel Sessions that he - often with a grump in his heart, it must be said - produced. They've got as far as E at the moment, but it's already a list that brings together Ex, Terence Trent D'Arby and John Chibadura & the Tembo Brothers. There's not many producers who could claim to have worked with so many acts, across such a wide range of styles, and with such success.

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