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Larry Klein

Biography

Best known because the longtime manufacturer and bassist at the rear of wife Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein began his profession during the later ’70s being a noted jazz accompanist, especially appearing on some produces from Freddie Hubbard. He initial teamed with Mitchell to record her 1982 LP Crazy Things Operate Fast, getting her hubby that same season. He became her manufacturer using the 1985 record Dog Eat Pet, an record which also heralded the start of his exploration of synthesizers and modern programming methods. His use Mitchell also resulted in high-profile classes with Don Henley (1984’s Building an ideal Beast), Peter Gabriel (1986’s Therefore), and Robbie Robertson (his long-awaited 1987 single debut), in addition to productions for ex-Cars bassist Benjamin Orr (1986’s The Ribbons) as well as the Innocence Objective (their eponymous 1989 debut). Klein’s third record with Mitchell, Chalk Tag in a Rainfall Storm, made an appearance in 1988; Night time Ride Home adopted in 1992. Along the way of documenting 1994’s Turbulent Indigo, the couple’s relationship dissolved; Klein consequently went on to utilize Holly Cole and Mary Dark, and also added to the soundtrack from the 1996 film Elegance of My Center.

Quick Facts


Full Name Larry Klein
Profession Actor, Music Producer, Bassist, Screenwriter, Songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Luciana Souza, Joni Mitchell
Children Noah Klein
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Music Songs Jam at the Gate, Nothing That You Were, Rock-a-Billy Baby, Hank's Shuffle, Felicity, Produzent, Dreams in G, Voom, Larry's Lament, Opening Riff, Lazy
Nominations Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals
Movies Crazy, Sugar Town, Grace of My Heart


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1 Longtime friend and colleague of Dick Clark, since 1960s.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 2015 TV Movie producer
American Music Awards 2015 TV Movie producer
American Music Awards 2014 2014 TV Special executive producer
2014 Billboard Music Awards 2014 TV Special producer
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014 2013 TV Movie producer
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012 TV Special documentary producer
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Secrest 2012 2012 TV Movie producer
American Music Awards 2011 2011 TV Special producer
Countdown to the American Music Awards 2011 TV Special producer
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Secrest 2011 2010 TV Movie producer
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010 2009 TV Special producer
2008 American Music Awards 2008 TV Special documentary producer
2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live 2008 TV Special executive producer
Bonefish Grill's Notes from the Road 2008 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007 2006 TV Special producer
2006 American Music Awards 2006 TV Special producer
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 2005 TV Special producer
2005 American Music Awards 2005 TV Special producer
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special executive producer
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 2004 TV Special producer
Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 2004 TV Special producer
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 TV Special producer
Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2004 2003 TV Special producer
The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special producer
AMA Red Carpet Party 2003 TV Special producer
The 30th Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special producer
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie producer
The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2001 TV Special executive producer
Building Big with David Macaulay 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration 2000 TV Special documentary producer
Battle of the Child Geniuses: Who Is the Smartest Kid in America? 2000 TV Movie executive producer
Greed: The Series 2000 TV Series producer - 1 episode
Your Big Break 1999 TV Series executive producer
Meet Hanson 1997 TV Short documentary producer
David Macaulay: Roman City 1994 TV Movie documentary producer
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie producer
Discovering Hamlet 1990 TV Movie documentary producer
New Year's Rockin' Eve 1990 1989 TV Special producer
The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 TV Special co-producer
David Macaulay: Pyramid 1988 TV Movie producer
The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards 1987 TV Special co-producer
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards 1986 TV Special producer
David Macaulay: Cathedral 1986 TV Movie documentary producer
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 TV Special producer
Dick Clark's Nitetime 1985 TV Series producer
New American Bandstand 1965 1984 TV Series producer - 1 episode
The 11th Annual American Music Awards 1984 TV Special co-producer
David Macaulay: Castle 1983 TV Movie documentary producer
Pac Preview Party 1982 TV Movie producer
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Movie producer
New Year's Rockin' Eve 1980 1979 TV Special producer
The Adversary 1970 producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Puttin' on the Hits 1984 TV Series talent consultant
The American Music Awards 1982 TV Special production consultant
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special talent coordinator

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2014 TV Series Himself - Producer, American Music Awards
Today 2012 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Programming - Long Form Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge (2005) · Paul G. Allen (executive in charge - Vulcan Productions)
· Jody Allen (executive in charge - Vulcan Productions)
· Paula Apsell (executive in charge - WGBH/NOVA Science Unit)
· Richard Hutton (executive producer - Vulcan Productions)
· Lisa Mirowitz (senior producer)
· Tabitha Jackson (producer)
· Jill Shinefield (producer)
· Andrew Young (producer)
· Michael Beckham (producer/director)
· Sarah Holt (producer/director)
· Rob Whittlesey (producer/director)
· Gail Willumsen (producer/director)
· Richard Dale (director)
1983 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement Bandstand (1952) · Dick Clark (executive producer)
· Barry Glazer (co-producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety-Music Events Programming The 15th Annual American Music Awards (1988) · Dick Clark (executive producer)
· Al Schwartz (producer)
1988 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Program Bandstand (1952) · Dick Clark (executive producer)
· Barry Glazer (producer)
1986 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Special Classification of Program Achievement Bandstand (1952) · Dick Clark (executive producer/host)
· Barry Glazer (producer)
1985 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Program Bandstand (1952) · Dick Clark (host/executive producer)
· Barry Glazer (co-producer)
1984 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement Bandstand (1952) · Dick Clark (executive producer)
· Barry Glazer (co-producer)
1980 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Special Classification - Program Achievements Bandstand (1952) · Dick Clark (executive producer)
· Barry Glazer (co-producer)


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