Thomas Blanchard Wilson Jr. was an American record producer best known for his work in the 1960s with Bob Dylan, the Mothers of Invention, Simon & Garfunkel, the Velvet Underground, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Eddie Harris, Nico, Eric Burdon and the Animals, the Blues Project, the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, and others.
|Birth name:||Thomas Blanchard Wilson Jr.|
|Born:||March 25, 1931|
|Origin:||Waco, Texas, United States|
|Died:||September 6, 1978, Los Angeles|
|Genres:||Rock, folk rock, jazz, experimental|
|Labels:||Transition, Savoy, United Artists, Columbia, MGM-Verve, Audio Fidelity, Dauntless International, ABC, Dot|
|Associated acts:||The Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, The Mothers of Invention, Soft Machine, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Simon & Garfunkel, The Clancy Brothers, Donald Byrd, Eddie Harris|
|Website:||Tom Wilson (record producer)’s Official site|
About Tom Wilson
During the 1960s, this American music producer for Columbia Records and Verve/MGM worked on, among other high-profile projects, Bob Dylan‘s The Times They Are a-Changin’ and Bringing It All Back Home albums; Simon & Garfunkel’s Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. album; and The Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat album.
After studying at both Fisk University and Harvard, he established the Transition Records music label and produced jazz musician Sun Ra’s debut EP Sun Song.
He and Frank Zappa both contributed as producers to the Mothers of Inventions’ 1966 Verve Records album Freak Out!
The son of Fannie and Thomas Wilson, he spent his youth in Waco, Texas. He later relocated to Los Angles, California, where he died in his late forties of a heart attack.
He produced Eric Burdon & The Animals’ 1966 album Eric Is Here.
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