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From Abbey Road to Ziggy Star Dust

October 22, 2012

Ken Scott, legendary producer and co-author of Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust, will join the Music Industry program on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6 PM in Stein Auditorium for a talk on his career and the music business. Ken will also sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase at the event.

Ken Scott was one of five main engineers for The Beatles and produced the seminal David Bowie release Ziggy Stardust. He has worked with a who’s who of rock: Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, and The Tubes. 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.

Over the years Ken has received multiple Grammy® nominations as well as dozens of Gold® and Platinum® records from around the world for the acts he’s engineered and produced.

He was recently elected to the Sound Fellowship of the United Kingdom’s Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), a lifetime achievement award recognizing his contribution to music. Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust chronicles Scott’s career.