The Greatest Music Producer You’ve Never Heard of
January 10, 2014 9:32 AM   Subscribe

Texas Monthly profiles Tom Wilson, a Harvard-educated Republican from Waco who helped launch the careers of Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Lou Reed, and a few other musicians you might have heard of. Previously.
posted by aka burlap (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Since about 1985 or so when I was a teenager I've known him as the guy who produced The Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat. I wouldn't exactly call him unknown.
posted by cropshy at 9:47 AM on January 10, 2014

He had two publishing companies, Terrible Tunes and Maudlin Melodies.

Far out.
posted by ovvl at 10:44 AM on January 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

Without this producer, Bob Dylan would not have broken through like he did—effectively bringing on the swinging sixties and changing music forever.

I don't believe this. On the other hand the story about the guy arrested for brandishing while walking through a Beaumont shopping mall with with an AR-15 is fascinating.
posted by bukvich at 12:42 PM on January 10, 2014

Glad you posted that. The Previously was too old to add this link to. I really like the photo of him and Nico.
posted by larrybob at 1:08 PM on January 10, 2014

Yeah, the headline overstates it a bit and is a little linkbaity. He's an interesting guy though.
posted by aka burlap at 1:24 PM on January 10, 2014

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