Richard Dashut

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Richard Dashut
Richard & Mick In The studio.jpg
Richard Dashut and Mick Fleetwood in a studio located in England.
Background information
Birth nameRichard Charles Dashut
Also known asRichard "Dick Dash" Dashut
Born (1951-09-19) September 19, 1951 (age 67)
GenresRock, pop
Occupation(s)Record producer, sound engineer, live sound mixing
Years active1972–present
Associated actsFleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Bob Welch, George Harrison, Back To The Future, Altered Beast, Matthew Sweet, Walter Egan, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Gary Busey
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Richard Charles Dashut (born September 19, 1951) is a record producer who produced several Fleetwood Mac albums including Rumours, Tusk, Live, Mirage, Tango In The Night, and Time.

Dashut was born in West Hollywood, California, and started his career sweeping floors in a recording studio where he later met Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Keith Olsen hired Dashut as a maintenance worker at Sound City and later employed him as second engineer on a few albums including Buckingham Nicks, which in turn led to Dashut's work with Fleetwood Mac.[1] Dashut also co-wrote several songs with Lindsey Buckingham, including "Trouble" and "Family Man".

Discography[edit]

With Buckingham Nicks[edit]

Year Album US UK Additional information
1973 Buckingham Nicks - - Debut album featuring duo of Buckingham and partner Stevie Nicks. Both would later join Fleetwood Mac, after this album failed commercially and label Polydor dropped them as they were recording tracks for follow-up LP

With Fleetwood Mac[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album U. S. UK AUS CAN GER SWI AUT SWE FRA RIAA certification[2]
1977 Rumours 1 1 1 1 6 25 19 27 19× Platinum
1979 Tusk 4 1 2 2 3 4 8 6 2× Platinum
1982 Mirage 1 5 2 4 12 10 5 2× Platinum
1987 Tango in the Night 7 1 5 2 2 7 25 1 25 3× Platinum
1995 Time - 47 - - 92 - - - -

Live albums and compilations[edit]

Year Album U. S. UK AUS CAN GER SWI AUT SWE FRA RIAA certifications
1980 Live 14 31 20 51 50 Gold
1988 Greatest Hits 14 3 3 18 15 8× Platinum
2002 The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac 12 6 16 18 Platinum

DVD and video releases[edit]

With Lindsey Buckingham[edit]

Year Album US UK SWE CAN
1981 Law and Order 32 - - -
1992 Out of the Cradle 128 51 28 70

With Mick Fleetwood[edit]

Year Album Chart Position Additional information
1981 The Visitor 43 Featured two Fleetwood Mac remakes – "Rattlesnake Shake" & "Walk A Thin Line"
1983 I'm Not Me Billed as "Mick Fleetwood's Zoo"

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Song Soundtrack Additional information
1983 "Holiday Road", "Dancing Across the USA" National Lampoon's Vacation -
1985 "Time Bomb Town" Back to the Future -
"Trouble" Just One of the Guys -

Tours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley A. Thode. "The Penguin Biographies: Richard Dashut". Martin and Lisa Adelson. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  2. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Fleetwood Mac". Riaa.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  3. ^ "The White Album Tour". The Fleetwood Mac Legacy. Archived from the original on January 8, 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2011.

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