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Music Business Radio - Behind the Scenes

David Hooper

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Music Business Radio - Behind the Scenes
6 min2013 SEP 18
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Norbert Putnam dropped by the Music Business Radio studios today to talk about his 50+ years in the music business working with acts like Roy Orbison, Al Hurt, Henry Mancini, Linda Ronstadt, JJ Cale, Tony Joe White, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.Norbert Putnam produced "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett.He played bass on 122 tracks with Elvis Presley.He has performance credits on over 10,000 tracks.We talked about his start in the music business, working for $5/hour at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, what it's like to be the opening act for the Beatles, meeting Elvis Presley for the first time, his work with Kris Kristofferson, producing Joan Baez, working for Clive Davis, and how he worked to help Jimmy Buffett develop his signature sound.