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Welcome to Wikipedia's Record production portal! Our focus is on music production within the era of written record; through sound recording, digital downloads, and beyond. Our scope entails articles which document considerations, and mechanisms used by, and consistent with, the purview of the production element.

As an art form, Music predates transcription; and simultaneously transcends descriptive limitations. As an industry, music has demonstrated consistent viability over time. The record producer conjoins these potential, and serves as a broker; to bridge the demand their aspirations spawn; with supply and satisfaction.

The results are measurable; and attributable. They are born of sweat and derive from effort, and application of craft! These; to a manifestation; of the art; in form!

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Elvis Aaron Presley{{refn|Although some pronounce his surname ['prɛzli] (PREZ-lee), Presley himself used the Southern American English pronunciation, ['prɛsli] (PRES-lee), as did his family and those who worked with him.

The correct spelling of his middle name has long been a matter of debate. The physician who delivered him wrote "Elvis Aaron Presley" in his ledger. The state-issued birth certificate reads "Elvis Aron Presley". The name was chosen after the Presleys' friend and fellow congregation member Aaron Kennedy, though a single-A spelling was probably intended by Presley's parents in order to parallel the middle name of Presley's stillborn brother, Jesse Garon. It reads Aron on most official documents produced during his lifetime, including his high school diploma, RCA record contract, and marriage license, and this was generally taken to be the proper spelling. In 1966, Presley expressed the desire to his father that the more traditional biblical rendering, Aaron, be used henceforth, "especially on legal documents". Five years later, the Jaycees citation honoring him as one of the country's Outstanding Young Men used Aaron. Late in his life, he sought to officially change the spelling to Aaron and discovered that state records already listed it that way. Knowing his wishes for his middle name, Aaron is the spelling his father chose for Presley's tombstone, and it is the spelling his estate has designated as official. (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number one hit in the United States. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, made him enormously popular—and controversial. (more...)

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Music notables celebrating birthdays today

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Birthdays in Music: October 21




  • Keith Green (Record production, 1953 –July 28, 1982), (born Keith Gordon Green) American Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, would have turned 65 this year.
  • Brent Mydland (Record production, 1952 –July 26, 1990), German guitarist of Grateful Dead fame, would have turned 66 this year.
  • Jimmy Beaumont (Record production, 1941 –October 07, 2017), American R&B vocalist with The Skyliners, would have turned 77 this year.
  • Don Elliott (Record production, 1926 –July 05, 1984), American mellophone virtuoso, would have turned 92 this year.
  • Chauncey Westbrook (Record production, 1921 –November 2, 2006), American guitarist, would have turned 97 this year.
  • Dizzy Gillespie (Record production, 1917 –January 06, 1993), (nee John Birks Gillespie) American jazz trumpeter, would have turned 101 this year.
  • Cosimo DiCeglie (1913 – 1980), Italian guitarist, would have turned 105.
  • Gus Clark (Record production, 1913 –April 19, 1979), Belgian pianist, would have turned 105 this year.
  • Don Byas (Record production, 1912 –August 24, 1972), (born Carlos Wesley Byas) American tenor saxophonist, would have turned 106 this year.


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