Bruce Swedien, Grammy-Winning Audio Engineer Of “Thriller” Dies At 86


Bruce Swedien, legendary five-time Grammy Award-winning recording engineer, died at the age of 86 on November 16, 2020 in Gainsville, Florida after a long illness and complications from surgery. He is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Bea, and his daughters, Roberta Swedien and Julie (Loren) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his son David.

The list of artists Swedien recorded reads like a Who’s Who in music: Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Oscar Peterson, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Dizzie Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Barbra Streisand, The Chi-Lites, Eddie Harris, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Buddy Miles, Missing Persons, Jackie Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, George Benson, Roberta Flack, Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin, James Ingram, Lena Horne, Phil Ford and Mimi Hines, Tommy Dorsey, Dinah Shore, Diana Ross, Herbie Hancock, Edie Gorme, Sergio Mendes, and many more. // Continue to the full article

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