Richie Zito

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Richie Zito
Birth name Richard Zito
Born (1952-08-21) August 21, 1952 (age 61)
Brooklyn, New York
Genres Rock,
Occupations Record producer, musician
Years active 1970's–present
Associated acts America, Eddie Money, Heart, Bad English, Cheap Trick, Elton John
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Richie Zito is a session guitarist and record producer from Los Angeles.

He has worked with Poison, Mr. Big, Neil Sedaka, Yvonne Elliman, Eric Carmen, Art Garfunkel, Leo Sayer, Diana Ross, Marc Tanner, Elton John, Cher, the Motels, as well as The Cult, White Lion, Eddie Money, Heart, Juliet Simms[1] and Bad English. His production has been called "panoramic and cosmic" by Doug Stone of Allmusic regarding his work on Cheap Trick's 1988 album Lap of Luxury. He has been praised for his technical skill and musicianship.[2]

Zito has produced 38 singles that have featured in the charts. He was named Billboard's Producer Of The Year in 1990.

Zito also co-composed the score for the 1986 Japanese anime film Project A-Ko with Joey Carbone.

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