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Your contribution is much appreciated! Dudgeon worked He married, in 1959, Sheila Bailey, who died with him in the same car crash. enlisted to work with an unheard of pianist/songwriter named Elton We want to hear from you! Armatrading and Chris Rea, among a small handful of others in the After John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Dudgeon helped audition the likes of Tom Jones, Lulu and The Rolling Stones for Decca, before becoming an independent producer in 1968.
John. Gus's cause of death was car accident.
near Reading in western England; he was fifty-nine. Dudgeon began his career in the mid-Sixties working at Decca Gus was 59 years old at the time of death. In the Nineties, Dudgeon He started his career in the early 1960s as a teaboy at the original Olympic Studios, off Baker Street in London, before moving to Decca Records' studios at West Hampstead. Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. Birthday: September 30, 1942Date of Death: July 21, 2002Age at Death: 59. Elton John's 2004 album Peachtree Roadwas dedicated to the memory of Gus a… incredibly talented producer and a very dear friend for many years. After parting ways with John (the two would reunite for a There were no children. "We cut the album in a week and I never stopped grinning from beginning to end because it all fell into place so brilliantly.".
Ty Dolla $ign, Post Malone Bring the Heat for New Song 'Spicy', Dolly Parton Made Stephen Colbert Cry With an Old Folk Song on ‘The Late Show’. Want more Rolling Stone? After Dudgeon and Elton John parted company in 1976, Dudgeon at first found himself pigeonholed as someone who worked with piano players. I'd never heard anything like it.". Gus passed away on July 21, 2002 at the age of 59 in M4 motorway, United Kingdom. A year later, John’s self-titled album was released, marking “I am devastated by the tragic news,” John said. The inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death, noting that he was intoxicated and had possibly fallen asleep at the wheel while driving well in excess of the speed limit. Producer Gus Dudgeon, who worked on recordings by Elton John, David Gus passed away on July 21, 2002 at the age of 59 in M4 motorway, United Kingdom. His first producing job was an album for EMI by Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, a group that featured future members of The Animals and the Police guitarist Andy Summers. Bowie, XTC and numerous others, died in a car accident on July 21st In the 1980s he built the Sol Studios, now owned by Chris Rea, and in 1986 began working with Elton John again. He and his wife both suffered severe head injuries and were trapped in the car, which landed in a storm drain, and may have drowned. the beginning of a productive stretch for the two. He got his break during a recording session with The Zombies when the first engineer had to leave midway through; Dudgeon ended up engineering She's Not There, which went to No 2 in America, and all of The Zombies' work for Decca thereafter. That same year, he was That's bloody marvellous!'
He also produced such artists as Joan Armatrading, Elkie Brooks, Jennifer Rush, XTC, Fairport Convention and The Beach Boys.
Sign up for our newsletter. There.”. In 1978, however, he was back in the charts with Fool If You Think It's Over by Chris Rea and Run For Home by Lindisfarne. Send us a tip using our anonymous form. Dudgeon’s wife, 'Flawed' data led Government to rule out airport Covid tests, Jurgen Klopp hails defensive brilliance of Fabinho but admits Liverpool lucky to escape unscathed in Amsterdam, Harry Wilson makes impressive start at Cardiff to earn his side a point against former club Bournemouth, Outstanding Fabinho grows to fill the void left by Virgil van Dijk's absence, Mikel Arteta accepts blame for 'failing' in his management of Mesut Ozil after German blasts Arsenal's 'loyalty', Priti Patel set to extend crackdown on foreign criminals after Brexit. With tracks such as Your Song and Border Song, the album was an outstanding success. "The thing I loved about it was just the volume and actually hearing the real low end! He thus had a hand in such memorable hits as Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Daniel, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Don't Go Breaking My Heart and Nikita. Bowie, Zombies also among British producer’s credits.
Speaking at Dudgeon's funeral, Sir Elton described his friend and former mentor as the "the greatest producer of a generation". Dudgeon went on to work with such acts as Ralph McTell, The Strawbs and The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, the musical comedy troupe which included Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall, and for which Dudgeon retained great enthusiasm.
His work earned him a considerable fortune - although much was mishandled by a reckless accountant - but Dudgeon never rested on his laurels, forever visiting clubs in search of new bands for him to produce.
Dudgeon later recalled how Goodbye Yellow Brick Road only became a double album because recording had been started in Jamaica but moved to France when the studio there was deemed inadequate. At the end of the decade, he turned to producing, recording Why Are Men So Compelled to Defend Jacking Off on a Work Zoom? Over the next few years, thanks in no small part to Dudgeon, Elton John became a superstar; at one stage between 1972 and 1975 he had seven consecutive number one albums. Elton John (1970) was followed by Tumbleweed Connection (1970) and Madman Across the Water (1971), albums which again demonstrated Dudgeon's ability to bring out the drama in Elton John's music. After going freelance, he produced David Bowie's first hit Space Oddity (1969) and was then hired by DJM to produce the second album by a struggling pianist and songwriter who was then doing sessions with The Hollies to make ends meet. Records serving as house engineer. "In 1970, I had my first hit and it was all down to Gus - that was my career," he told the congregation. Gus Dudgeon, who died on Sunday aged 59, was an outstandingly talented record producer best known for his phenomenally successful collaboration with the singer Elton John. the boards for John’s classic Seventies output, includingTumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water,Honky Chateau, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road andCaptain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. produced XTC’s Nonsuch and oversaw the reissue of John’s I will miss him terribly.”.
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