Bill Bottrell


Bill Bottrell

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Bill Bottrell is an American record producer, songwriter and musician, probably best known for his Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Sheryl Crow.

Biography

Between 1967 and 1970, Botrell attended Crescenta Valley Senior High in La Crescenta, California, where he graduated in 1970 with a high school diploma. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara between 1970 and 1972, where he studied for a Bachelor's Degree in Music. [cite web |url=http://www.myspace.com/billbottrell |title=Bill |accessdate=2007-01-01 |format= |work=MySpace] In 1974, Bottrell got his first job in music, as an engineer at California Recording Studio in Hollywood. In 1978, he moved over to Soundcastle Studios in Silverlake, where he met Jeff Lynne, who eventually hired him to engineer for ELO. The 1980s were spent freelance engineering between Europe and Los Angeles, with clients including: The Jacksons, ELO, Michael Jackson, Madonna, George Harrison, Starship and Tom Petty. In 1987, Bottrell co-produced his first record, "Aliens Ate My Buick", by Thomas Dolby. In 1989, Michael Jackson asked him to produce, engineer and write songs for his album, "Dangerous", resulting in the biggest U.S. number one hit, "Black or White". The song spent 7 weeks at number one on the Hot 100 chart.

In 1990, Bottrell built his own recording studio and founded a musical "think tank" called the "Tuesday Night Music Club". One of the resulting acts was Sheryl Crow, whose 1993 debut album (produced and co-written by Bottrell) was entitled "Tuesday Night Music Club". Her single, "All I Wanna Do", from that album won the 1995 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for Bottrell and Crow. The album sold 10 million worldwide and influenced a generation of female singers.Fact|date=December 2007

Bottrell was nominated for another Grammy for his work on Shelby Lynne's 1999 breakout album, "I Am Shelby Lynne". He has also worked with many other artists, including Alisha's Attic, Five for Fighting, Rosanne Cash, Lisa Germano, Kevin Gilbert, Jasun Martz, Linda Perry, Tom Petty, Rusted Root, Ben Jelen, Toy Matinee and Annie Stela.

In 1999, Bottrell formed a group called The Stokemen. This group has become known around northern California for their cabaret-style shows.Fact|date=December 2007

Discography

*1987: "Aliens Ate My Buick" – Thomas Dolby
*1988: "Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1" – Traveling Wilburys
*1990: "Full Moon Fever" – Tom Petty
*1990: "Dick Tracy" – Madonna
*1990: "Toy Matinee" – Toy Matinee
*1990: "Truth or Dare" – Madonna
*1991: "Dangerous" – Michael Jackson
*1991: "Give In To Me" – Michael Jackson
*1991: "No Soul No Strain" – Wire Train
*1992: "Triage" – David Baerwald
*1993: "Tuesday Night Music Club" – Sheryl Crow
*1994: "When I Woke" – Rusted Root
*1995: "Earth Song" – Michael Jackson
*1995: "In Flight" – Linda Perry
*1996: "Sheryl Crow" – Sheryl Crow
*1997: "Restless Heart" – Tex Beaumont
*1999: "I Am Shelby Lynne" – Shelby Lynne
*2000: "Surrender" – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
*2000: "The House We Built" – Alisha's Attic
*2000: "Songs from the West Coast" – Elton John
*2000: "Welcome to my Party" – Rusted Root
*2002: "Class of Dude" – The Stokemen
*2002: "Rise" – Kim Richey
*2003: "Free" – Luan Parle
*2004: "Liam Titcomb" – Liam Titcomb
*2004: "Benji Huges" – Benji Hughes
*2004: "The Battle for Everything" – Five for Fighting
*2005: "Annie Stela" – Annie Stela
*2005: "Sierra Swan" – Sierra Swan
*2005: "Black Cadillac" – Rosanne Cash
*2006: "Bird On A Wire" – Toby Lightman
*2006: "On The Jungle Floor" – Van Hunt
*2007: "Ex-Sensitive" - Ben Jelen
*2008 "Detours" - Sheryl Crow

References

External links

* [http://www.billbottrell.com/ Bill Bottrell official website]
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* [http://www.myspace.com/musicbillbottrell Bill Bottrell Music MySpace]
* [http://www.billbottrell.altervista.org Bill Bottrell Unofficial Italian Website]
* [http://www.tuesdaynightsite.altervista.org Tuesday Night Music Club - Unofficial Italian Website (new version)]


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