Ken Caillat

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Ken Caillat
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Live interview at Dave Pasendo's Place 2012
Background information
Born (1952-08-12) August 12, 1952 (age 62)
Genres Rock, pop, R&B, country, soul, jazz
Occupation(s) Record producer
Years active 1971–present
Associated acts Fleetwood Mac, Billy Idol, Frank Sinatra, Pat Benatar, Wilson Phillips, The Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, David Becker, Alice Cooper, Christine McVie, Colbie Caillat
Website www.kencaillat.com

Kenneth Douglas "Ken" Caillat (/kæˈl/ kal-LEI; born August 12, 1960) is an American record producer. He is best known for engineering the Fleetwood Mac albums Rumours, Tusk, Mirage, Live, and The Chain Box Set.

Life and career[edit]

Caillat was the president of 5.1 Entertainment Group Digital Production Services, which has worked on albums for Billy Idol, Frank Sinatra, Pat Benatar, Wilson Phillips, the Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, David Becker and Alice Cooper as well as Christine McVie on her solo album In the Meantime, in addition to Fleetwood Mac, remastering in 5.1 DVD audio format. He won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Rumours.[1]

In addition to production, he has been a director, studio engineer, author and musician. In 2012 he released his memoir on his experiences engineering the 1977 Rumours album, called Making Rumours.[2] In 2013 Caillat became the Ceo of Sleeping Giant Music Group, LLC (a Sleeping Giant Media company), a pop and rock label in Los Angeles, CA.[3]

He is the father of singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat and produced her albums Coco (2007), Breakthrough (2009), All of You (2011), and Christmas in the Sand (2012). He advised his daughter on taking up songwriting from an early age. In an interview with the Music Producers Forum [4] he recalls telling a young Colbie, "If you’re really going to be a singer, then you have two choices, you’re going to have to write your own songs, or you’re going to have to buy somebody else’s."

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