Bruce Gaitsch

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Bruce Gaitsch
Born (1953-02-07) February 7, 1953 (age 65)
Genres Rock, hard rock, pop, AOR
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals, keyboards, sitar, Dobro
Years active 1977–present
Associated acts Chicago, Madonna, Richard Marx, Peter Cetera, Rodney Atkins

Bruce R. Gaitsch (born February 7, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American guitarist, composer, and producer. He is best known for working with notable bands and musicians such Chicago, Peter Cetera, Madonna, and Agnetha Fältskog as a session musician and songwriter. Gaitsch co-wrote the Madonna song "La Isla Bonita", an international #1 single that earned Gaitsch an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 1987.[1] He has collaborated numerous times with fellow Chicago native Richard Marx whose career he was instrumental in launching.


Solo albums[edit]

  • 1995 – A Lyre in a Windstorm
  • 1997 – Aphasia
  • 2002 – Nova
  • 2003 – One on One (with Janey Clewer)
  • 2003 – Countertale (with Tommy Denander)
  • 2006 – Nightingale
  • 2006 – Sincerely

Other appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Bruce Gaitsch Background". November 6, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 

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