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Ken Scott
Background information
Born 20 April 1947
Origin London (UK)
Occupation Music producer, record engineer
Associated acts Elton John
David Bowie

Ken Scott (born 20 April 1947 in London) is an English record producer and recording engineer, who worked with Duran Duran on the Thank You album.


Scott started at the age of 16 working in the tape library at Abbey Road Studios. He became a recording engineer working with such acts as The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, and Procol Harum. Procol Harum's A Salty Dog was engineered by Ken Scott at Abbey Road Studios in the early Spring of 1969. The album was released on EMI's Regal Zonophone label. When re-issued as a Fly/Cube Records double with A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procol Harum's first album from 1967) it went to UK chart position of 27, in 1972. Many regard this album as Procol Harum's finest, and this is due in part to the excellent engineering work by Scott, who's mixing of the title track is beyond reproach.

He moved to Trident Studios where he worked with such artists as Elton John, George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and America.

Scott went on to co-produce David Bowie's albums Hunky Dory (1971), The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Aladdin Sane (1973) and Pin Ups (1973) before producing Supertramp, The Tubes, Dixie Dregs, Devo, Missing Persons, Kansas, Happy The Man and Level 42, once again leading to millions of sales and still more Grammy nominations.


Scott received a Clio award for "I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke"), and two Grammy nominations.