Lawrence Cohn – A La Carte Los Angeles – Ep 8 pt 4

In this episode we interview Lawrence Cohn, music producer and author, one of the creators of Legacy Recordings, a branch of Sony Music Entertainment, was Vice-President of CBS/Epic Records and later head of Playboy Records and Music.

During his tenure at both CBS and Playboy, he was responsible in various ways for the Discovery/Signing/Producing/Career Decisions of many artists including but not limited to: Billy Joel (as “Attila”), Willie Nelson, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick (as “Fuse”), Edgar Winter, White Trash, Johnny Winter, Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green version), Shuggie Otis, Johnny Otis, Sugarcane Harris, The Johnny Otis Show, Ivory Joe Hunter, ABBA (as “Bjorn & Benny”), Jo Ann Kelly, Brenda Patterson, Sam Phillips (productions), Wayne Cochran & the CC Riders, Lead Belly (first live concert), Otis Blackwell, Gene Austin, Rufus (pre-Chaka Khan), Max Weinberg (“Blackstone”), Poco, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Rich, Jim & Jesse, Bob Luman, David Houston, Jim Messina, Terry Reid, Mashmakan (Canadian super group), Gary Busey (“Carp”), Redbone, CHASE.