Bill Price (record producer)

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Bill Price
Birth nameBill Price
Born(1944-09-03)3 September 1944
Died22 December 2016(2016-12-22) (aged 72)
Occupation(s)Record producer, engineer
Years active1965–2016
Associated actsTom Jones
The Clash
The Sex Pistols
The Sinceros

Bill Price (3 September 1944 – 22 December 2016)[1] was an English record producer and audio engineer who worked with The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Guns N' Roses, Sparks, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Nymphs, The Waterboys, Mott the Hoople and Simon Townshend (Pete Townshend's younger brother). He was chief engineer on the first three solo albums by Pete Townshend, including Empty Glass and White City: A Novel.

He contributed to documentaries about The Clash such as Westway To The World.[2] Price started his engineering career in the mid-1960s when he was an engineer at Decca Studios in West Hampstead, recording artists such as Tom Jones.

One of the final recordings he helped engineer at Decca before departing to AIR Studios in November 1969 was the multi-million-selling "Reflections of My Life" by The Marmalade.

Price helped build AIR Studios in Oxford Street, where he spent many years. During that time he engineered some of the major albums of the 1970s and 1980s, including the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, and mixed Nilsson's "Without You".

He was the chief engineer/manager at Wessex Studios, the London studio where the Clash and the Sex Pistols recorded much of their work.

More recently he worked again with Mick Jones in his band Carbon/Silicon, and mixed the Veils' albums Nux Vomica and Time Stays, We Go.


  1. ^ "Bill Price R.I.P." Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  2. ^ Letts Don; Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, Terry Chimes, Rick Elgood, The Clash (2001). The Clash, Westway to the World (Documentary). New York, NY: Sony Music Entertainment; Dorismo; Uptown Films. ISBN 0-7389-0082-6. OCLC 49798077.