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An Evening With Joe Boyd

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On View - Apr 29, 2013 - Apr 29, 2013

Joe Boyd started his career in the early 1960s as a tour manager for Muddy Waters, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz and many more. In 1963, he supervised Bob Dylan’s electric debut in Newport and in 1966 he opened UFO, London’s psychedelic ballroom. His first record production was four tracks by Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse for Elektra in 1966 and he eventually went on to produce Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Richard & Linda Thompson, Maria Muldaur, Toots and the Maytals, REM, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, 10,000 Maniacs, Billy Bragg, Cubanismo, Taj Mahal and many others. As head of music for Warner Brothers Films, he organized the scoring of Deliverance, A Clockwork Orange and McCabe and Mrs. Miller and made Jimi Hendrix, a feature-length documentary. He later helped set up Lorne Michaels’ “Broadway Pictures” in 1979-1980, then started Hannibal Records, which he ran for 20 years. Please join us as we welcome Boyd to The Clive Davis Theater. Hosted by Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman, Boyd will discuss the legacy of Nick Drake and his acclaimed new tribute album Way To Blue. The evening will also feature a special guest appearance by Lucinda Williams, who is considered the first major artist to cover a Nick Drake song, “Which Will” on Sweet Old World.

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