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Lou Adler

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Biography

Lou Adler

Source: Wikipedia

In 1964, Adler founded and co-owned Dunhill Records. He was President of the label as well as the chief record producer from 1964 to 1967. In June 1967, Adler helped to produce the Monterey International Pop Festival, as well as the film version, Monterey Pop.

He is the former manager of Jan & Dean, and was the producer of Sam Cooke, The Mamas & the Papas, Johnny Rivers, Barry McGuire, Scott McKenzie, Spirit, Carole King, The Weaver Temptation, and Cheech and Chong. In 1972, Adler won two Grammy Awards for producing It's Too Late and Tapestry by Carole King. In 1974, he helped to produce both the American stage version and the film version of The Rocky Horror Show. In 1978, Adler directed the movie Up In Smoke, starring Cheech & Chong.

In addition to producing and directing, Lou Adler is the owner of The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California.

Fact file

  • Born: December 13, 1933 Chicago, Illinois
  • Occupation: Record producer, Manager, Director

Read more about Lou Adler at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Cheech & Chong look back at a stoner classic
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-10-14 13:54:23
It was 40 years ago that the stoner comedy "Up in Smoke" wafted into theaters – the perfect film vehicle for Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. John Blackstone talks with the comic duo, and with record producer Lou Adler, who was a first-time director on the 1978 comedy hit.

Music mogul Lou Adler on opening the Roxy and his life up and down Sunset Boulevard
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-08-25 16:00:00
L.A. music impresario Lou Adler talks about watching the modern music business take off along Sunset Boulevard.

A history of pop music is written along Sunset Boulevard
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-08-25 16:00:00
Music man Lou Adler lives a few miles north of the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, where, on a recent afternoon, an anonymous musician had plugged his red Fender electric guitar into an amp and was jamming for cash as cars waited at the stoplight. The ax-man ...

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