The Who

Lep Zeppelin

Bad Company

Dave Mason

The Babys


Jefferson Starship



Ozzy Osbourne




Damn Yankees


Rolling Stones

Night Ranger

Lynryd Skynyrd

Grand Funk Railroad


Melisa Manchester

Barbra Streisand

Freddie Mercury



Ron Nevison Bio
By Jake Brown

Multi-platinum record producer Ron Nevison, throughout his career, has operated much like a surgeon, brought in during a critical point in a band's career to bring them back to the top from the commercial brink. Whether kick-starting a stalled hit maker like Jefferson Airplane back into flight as Jefferson Starship, or breathing fresh air back into an outdated band's sound- such as was the case with Heart and Chicago, via seminal 1980s Billboard # 1 ballads like 'These Dreams' and 'Look Away,' respectively, Nevison has rarely had a patient- metaphorically speaking- that he couldn't heal with his multi-platinum production touch. Critics first took note of Nevison's exceptional ear far ahead of many of his pop-rock peers, with one prominent example of the latter being Rolling Stone Magazine's observation in their 1973 review of "The Who's" Quadrophenia, which Nevison engineered, that the album had been "magnificently recorded."

Nevison's profile continued to rise through the mid-1970s as he helped to sonically shape a new generation of AOR rock via his engineering work on the first 3 Bad Company's LPs, Thin Lizzy, and perhaps most notably on Led Zeppelin's 1975 'Physical Graffiti' LP among a host of others. In addition to the aforementioned radio re-invention of Jefferson Starship via late 70s and early 80s hits like 'Jane,' Nevison's transition into head producer for groups like The Babys, Traffic's Dave Mason (which produced the hit single 'We Just Disagree)', UFO, and Eddie Money cemented his status as one of the industry's most in-demand hit record producers. Nevison's successes were measured by those of the acts he produced throughout the 1980s, carving out a niche for himself as the go-to producer for veteran rock acts needing a commercial reintroduction to a new generation of rock fans. Whether with Survivor's 'Vital Signs' LP (which produced 3 top-10 hits with 'I Can't Hold Back,' 'High on You,' and 'The Search is Over,') or arguably his greatest turn-around with Heart over the course of 8 Top 10 hits between 1984 and 1987, including # 1 smash hits like 'These Dreams' and 'Alone.' Nevison also helmed the turn-around of legendary pop-rock outfit Chicago on 1988's '19' LP, which produced three top-ten hits including 'I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love,' 'Look Away,' and 'You're Not Alone.'

Amid this era, Nevison balanced his smash pop-rock resume with a return to his harder rock roots via hit collaborations with genre giants like Ozzy Osbourne on 'The Ultimate Sin,' Kiss on 'Crazy Nights,' and the two multi-platinum Damn Yankees studio LPs. In the latter case, Nevison's collaboration with the group produced the smash hit 'High Enough' for the supergroup (which featured Ted Nugent, and principle members of Night Ranger and Styx.) The producer also logged hits during the heyday of the hair-metal genre with platinum rockers including Europe, Bad English, Firehouse, and Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil. Nevison's rock production was also discovered by a new audience throughout the 1990s as Greatest Hits collections were released by legends like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Thin Lizzy, New York Dolls frontman David Johansen, and Bad Company among many others. Not surprisingly, these collections included many classic hits engineered and/or produced by Ron Nevison, who continued to maintain a mainstream pop presence with these and other rock legends throughout the 1990s, producing hit records for Meatloaf, Night Ranger, Candlebox, Lynryd Skynryd , UFO, and Grand Funk Railroad among others.

Ron Nevison's career highlights include many of the record industry's highest distinctions, including his being recognized as Billboard Magazine's Top-5 Producer of the Year 4 separate times, garnering countless Grammy-nominated and winning hit records/albums, and producing well over 100 Million Albums sold in the course of his almost 4-decade career. With the pop rock-genre he helped to invent alive as ever almost a decade into the millennium, Nevison reasons that "I think my production style, as a derivative on a new school of producers, is starting to come around because the 70s is making a comeback. And what happens in this cyclical kind of thing, in ten years, the 80s will be coming around again. 14 year old musicians are forming bands now and listening to Led Zeppelin. And its amazing that 13 year old kids right now have gone from Britney 2 years ago, to hip hop at 13, to 14 to Led Zeppelin. Talk to me in another 5 or 10 years, and I'll probably be more relevant than I am now."

Ron with Bad Company, 1975

Ron with Heart, 1984




Quadrophenia The Who Chief Engineer, Mixing
It's Only Rock N Roll (But I Like It) The Rolling Stones Engineer
BADCO Bad Company Engineer, Mixing
L.A. Turnaround Bert Jansch Engineer
Night Life Thin Lizzy Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Bottleneck Serenade Stefan Grossman Engineer
Lazy Afternoon Barbra Streisand Engineer
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin Engineer
Straight Shooter Bad Company Engineer, Mixing
Tommy [Original Soundtrack] The Who Engineer, Mixing
Certified Live Dave Mason Mixing
Moving Targets Flo & Eddie Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Run with the Pack Bad Company Engineer
Alexis Alexis Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Broken Heart The Babys Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Love You Live The Rolling Stones Engineer
Let It Flow Dave Mason Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Lights Out UFO Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Black & White Mike Finnigan Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Head First The Babys Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Mariposa de Oro Dave Mason Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Obsession UFO Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Freedom at Point Zero Jefferson Starship Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Strangers in the Night UFO Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Playing for Keeps Eddie Money Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Ghost Riders in the Sky The Outlaws Producer, Engineer
Modern Times Jefferson Starship Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Live It Up David Johansen Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Camouflage Rex Smith Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Karate Kid Original Soundtrack Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Nuclear Furniture Jefferson Starship Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Software Grace Slick Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Vital Signs Survivor Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Heart Heart Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Night of the Crime Icon Mixing
Silent Scream Shooting Star Producer, Engineer
Cocker Joe Cocker Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Ultimate Sin Ozzy Osbourne Producer, Engineer, Mixing
When Seconds Count Survivor Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Bad Animals Heart Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Crazy Nights Kiss Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Chicago 19 Chicago Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Out of This World Europe Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Greatest Hits: 1982-1989 Chicago Producer
Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Tribute Melissa Manchester Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Damn Yankees Damn Yankees Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Golden Child Original Soundtrack Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Little Bit of What You Fancy Quireboys Executive Producer, Mixing
Queens Logic Original Soundtrack Producer, Engineer
Backlash Bad English Producer, Engineer
Days of Thunder Original Soundtrack Producer, Mixing
Twenty 1 Chicago Producer, Engineer
Don't Tread Damn Yankees Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Encino Man Original Soundtrack Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Exposed Vince Neil Producer, Engineer
Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 [Import #1/Geffen] Cher Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Battle Lines John Wetton Producer, Engineer
Firehouse 3 Firehouse Producer, Engineer, Mixing
If My Heart Had Wings Melissa Manchester Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Original Soundtrack Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Walk on Water UFO Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Welcome to the Neighborhood Meat Loaf Producer, Engineer
Bosnia Grand Funk Railroad Producer, Mixing
Neverland Night Ranger Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Happy Pills Candlebox Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Road Cases Foghat Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Rock in Japan Night Ranger Mixing
Seven Night Ranger Executive Producer
Best of Faces: Good Boys When They're Asleep Faces Engineer
Brave New World Styx Mixing
British Rock Symphony Various Artists Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Edge of Forever Lynyrd Skynyrd Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Rock in Japan: Greatest Hits Live Night Ranger Mixing
Written in the Sand Michael Schenker Group Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Give It Up To Love Cassandra Delaney Denver Producer, Engineer



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