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The Richard Perry Story


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New series 1/4. Singer Patti Labelle tells the story of Brooklyn-born record-producer giant Richard Perry , who, like film director Howard Hawks, has had a hit with just about every genre in his field.
Having made a certain name for himself in the 60s with such acts as Captain Beefheart, Tiny Tim , Fats Domino and Ella Fitzgerald , Perry really entered public consciousness in the early 70s with career-defining albums for Harry Nilsson , Carly Simon and Ringo Starr. In 1970 he delivered Barbra Streisand 's Stoney End to an unsuspecting record-buying youth. Other beneficiaries of the Perry touch include Ray Charles , Leo Sayer , Willie Nelson ,
Patti Labelle and, most recently, Rod Stewart. Producer Alyn Shipton


Singer: Patti Labelle
Unknown: Richard Perry
Unknown: Tiny Tim
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Harry Nilsson
Unknown: Carly Simon
Unknown: Ringo Starr.
Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Unknown: Ray Charles
Unknown: Leo Sayer
Unknown: Willie Nelson
Unknown: Patti Labelle
Unknown: Rod Stewart.
Producer: Alyn Shipton

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The Richard Perry Story

BBC Radio 2, 4 May 2005 22.00

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