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February 28, 2023

Episode 462 – Ken Scott Part 2, TikTok Limits Label Music, And Guitar Center In Financial Trouble Again

My guest this week again is legendary engineer/producer Ken Scott, who was one of the five engineers for The Beatles, producer/engineer for four of the most revered David Bowie albums, and engineered or produced seminal albums for Elton John, Supertramp, Duran Duran, America, Missing Persons and many more.

Ken Scott Part 2

Ken was also instrumental in giving the sound of progressive jazz a harder edge with his work with Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Stanley Clarke, and Billy Cobham.

As I said during the Part 1 last week, I was lucky enough to work with Ken on his memoir Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust, we even did a project in the studio together, so I didn’t want to cover old ground again during the interview.

In Part 2 of the 2 part interview, we spoke about the acts he turned down that went on to become huge, the influence George Martin had on him, working with Bowie, watching Elton write “Rocket Man,” how today is like the pre-Beatles era, and much more. 

I spoke with Ken via Zoom from his home studio in the UK.

On the intro I’ll take a look at TikTok limited major label music in Australia, and Guitar Center in financial trouble again.

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