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Richard Perry

John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, 'The Record Producers', BBC Books, 1982

IF ANY PRODUCER could be said to have an instantly identifiable sound, aside from the obvious case of Phil Spector, it would be Richard Perry. His productions during the early 1970s for artists such as Nilsson, Carly Simon and Ringo Starr could be recognised immediately. However, unlike Spector, the artists with whom Perry works are allowed to retain their own identity, although it would not be strictly true to suggest that they have all continued to be successful without Perry's guidance.

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