GRAMMY-winning engineer and panel moderator Ed Cherney, ‘Stairway To Heaven’ engineer Andy Johns, ‘Kashmir’ engineer Ron Nevison, ‘Whole Lotta Love’ engineer Eddie Kramer, Recording Academy West Regional Director Lizzy Moore.Los Angeles, CA (October 12, 2007)-The Producers & Engineers Wing and the Los Angeles chapter of The Recording Academy recently held a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for members and non-members at its Santa Monica headquarters. “The Song Remains the Same: Behind the Board with Led Zeppelin,” held Oct. 9, brought together three engineers who can claim the legendary hard-rock band on their discography.
Grammy-winning engineer/producer Ed Cherney served as moderator for the unique event, the third in a Grammy Professional Development Event series of programs focusing on topics of special interest to producers and engineers.
This gathering featured Andy Johns, who engineered Zeppelin’s best-known track, “Stairway to Heaven” from the band’s untitled fourth album and has worked with artists including Rod Stewart, Humble Pie and Jethro Tull; Eddie Kramer, who recorded “Whole Lotta Love” from Led Zeppelin II and has worked with Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and the Kinks; and Ron Nevison, the engineer on “Kashmir” from Zeppelin’s two-disc set, Physical Graffiti, and has produced and engineered artists including the Who, Meatloaf, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Currently, 6,000 professionals comprise the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy. This organized voice for the creative and technical recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, while ensuring its role in the development of new technologies, recording and mastering recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. The Wing builds on the existing regional professional development activities of The Recording Academy, which include workshops, forums and panel discussions, and other recording technology-related events, all occurring locally and nationally throughout the year.
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