Ed Cherney has sadly passed away at the age of 69, FOHonline reports. He won four Grammys for his work with Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy and Willie Nelson, as well as an Emmy and five TEC awards. He was inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame in 2015.
Artists such as Slash, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, and Keith Richards have offered their condolences online.
Cherney began his recording career in the 70s, his early credits including work on Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall. The engineer also lectured at Berklee College of Music, USC Thorton School of Music, Citrus College, and CalArts. He was also on the Board of Directors at McNally Smith College of Music. Cherney also found time to engage in speaker events and seminars at NARAS, NAMM and AES.
Cherney worked with many artists, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Iggy Pop, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, John Mayer, Spinal Tap, Elton John, Sting, Bob Seeger, Jackson Browne, Wynnona Judd, Etta James, Ry Cooper, David Lindley and more. He also worked on scores & soundtracks for productions such as The Hobbit, Sex & The City, Hairspray, Rush and more.
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