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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Larry Levine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 as a non-performer for his work as an audio engineer with Phil Spector.

He was part of the “Wall of Sound” team that produced many classic pop records in the 1960s. You can find proof of his induction on the official website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame1, where he is listed under the category of “Ahmet Ertegun Award”. You can also read more about his career and achievements on LarryLevineRecordingEngineer.com or Wikipedia.

He was a pioneer and a legend in the music industry.

All this time we thought he should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he was!!

posted by Jos Megroedt  from Belgium  on August 01, 2023 18:08

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Friday, February 3, 2023

Some Larry Levine quotes:

“Being an engineer is at least eighty-five percent creative and fifteen percent technical.”

“The Wall of Sound only played a small part in Phil Spector’s ability to create hits. It was always about the song; without the song, you’ve got nothing.”

“A big part of the Wall of Sound was the actual air pressure in the room—it was a very small room with a lot of musicians playing all at once, quite loudly, too, so there were all these sound waves bouncing off the walls.”

‘Our concept of echo was distance—not an enhancement of a voice or an instrument, but just distance from that voice or instrument. To our way of thinking, when you put echo on something, you made it go farther away.”

“Nuance comes when your fingers don’t tell your ears what a good job you did—they’re divorced from it—so all you’re hearing is the music, unadorned.”

"A pat on the back is a few inches from a kick in the ass."

posted by Jos Megroedt  from Belgium  on February 03, 2023 9:14

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

When I was 19, I interviewed Larry at the old A&M studios on La Brea. He was among the nicest of men. Much of what he told me, mostly about Phil Spector, formed the basis of 'The Phil Spector Story', my biography of the producer published back in 1975. That book serving as a roadmap for all the others that followed.

posted by Rob Finnis  from United Kingdom  on June 02, 2021 19:23

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