Rob Fabroni

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Child prodigy Rob Frabroni began his producing career at age 15 by hitchhiking to L.A.'s famous Gold Star studio and acting the "fly on the wall" part, watching each session with a careful eye until he…
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Child prodigy Rob Frabroni began his producing career at age 15 by hitchhiking to L.A.'s famous Gold Star studio and acting the "fly on the wall" part, watching each session with a careful eye until he quit school at 17 and moved to New York to study audio engineering. By the late 60s, the young Californian soon found himself at the infamous Record Plant where everyone from Hendrix to the Who had recorded. After learning at the feet of masters such as Jack Douglas and Jimmy Iovine, Frabroni returned to L.A.'s Village Recorders where he worked on the Beach Boy's Holland lp, as well as some additional engineering on Goat's Head Soup. His big break, however, came when he was hired as sound consultant for the Dylan/Band tour. Through touring he developed a friendship with the Band and ended up producing their Northern Lights-Southern Cross album, as well as working on their famed Last Waltz project. Since the late 70s, Frabroni has kept up his associations with Dylan and the Band (he ran their Shangri-La recording facility for a time) and has become the favored engineer of Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones, among others.