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Monday, June 26, 2006

Producer Arif Mardin Has Died At 74

Sadly, one of pop's most successful producers, Arif Mardin, has passed away at age 74 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. The list of artists the 12-time Grammy-winner has worked with is endless -- Aretha Franklin, Jewel, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie and Culture Club to name a few -- and most recently he produced Norah Jones' Come Away With Me and Feels Like Home albums. The Turkish-American had produced six U.S. #1 singles, including Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings," Bee Gees' "Jive Talkin'" and Phil Collins' "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)."

For more info on Mardin, go here.



  • At 2:20 AM, Blogger KulPop said…

    Two of my favourite records he acted as producer on were Howard Jones 'One To One' and Scritti Politti's 'Cupid & Psyche'. Rest in peace.

  • At 11:49 AM, Blogger mobius said…

    That's very sad. Just this weekend I listened to a few Bette Midler tracks from the Beaches soundtrack. Such fond memories of that movie.


  • At 3:03 PM, Anonymous B!tches said…

    Bitches soundstrack.... eeewww.

    R.I.P. Arif. I think he also produced the Bee Gees comeback single You Win Again.

  • At 11:47 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    "Jive Talkin'" was the first 45 my mom ever bought me.

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