Ron Nevison – Producer Led Zeppelin, The Who, Heart

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Ron Nevison

Multi-platinum record producer of Heart and Chicago, via seminal 1980s Billboard # 1 ballads like ‘These Dreams’ and ‘Look Away,’ respectively. Rolling Stone Magazine’s observation in their 1973 review of “The Who’s” Quadrophenia, which he engineered, that the album had been “magnificently recorded.” Nevison’s profile continued via his engineering work on the first three Bad Company LPs, Thin Lizzy, and perhaps most notably on Led Zeppelin’s 1975 ‘Physical Graffiti’ LP. Starship late 70s and early 80s hits like ‘Jane,’ and groups like The Babys, Traffic’s Dave Mason (which produced the hit single ‘We Just Disagree)’,and UFO and Eddie Money. Whether with Survivor’s ‘Vital Signs’ LP (which produced 3 top-10 hits with ‘I Can’t Hold Back,’ ‘High on You,’ and ‘The Search is Over,’) or arguably his greatest turn-around with Heart over the course of 8 Top 10 hits between 1984 and 1987, including # 1 smash hits like ‘These Dreams’ and ‘Alone.’

ron nevison record producerNevison also helmed the turn-around of legendary pop-rock outfit Chicago on 1988’s ’19’ LP, which produced three top-ten hits including ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love,’ ‘Look Away,’ and ‘You’re Not Alone.’ Ron produced Ozzy Osbourne on ‘The Ultimate Sin,’ Kiss on ‘Crazy Nights,’ and the two multi-platinum Damn Yankees studio LPs. and produced the smash hit ‘High Enough’ for the supergroup (which featured Ted Nugent, and members of Night Ranger and Styx.) The producer also worked with Europe, Bad English, Firehouse, and Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil. Ron then had hit records with Meatloaf, Night Ranger, Candlebox, Lynryd Skynryd , UFO, and Grand Funk Railroad among others. Ron Nevison’s career highlights include many of the record industry’s highest distinctions, including his being recognized as Billboard Magazine’s Top-5 Producer of the Year four separate times.

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