Although he originally came to prominence in the recording industry as a jazz producer, Tom Wilson made his mark with folk-rock and psychedelic music in the mid- to late '60s. His list of credits during that approximately five-year period is astonishing, including important albums by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, the Velvet Underground, and the Mothers of Invention, as well as lesser-known but significant artists such as the Blues Project, Nico, and the Soft Machine. Wilson is not often mentioned as one of the most important producers of the '60s, but judged sheerly by the discs attached to his name alone, he's got a fair claim to notice as one of the greats. Wilson might be known today only to jazz scholars if not for an unexpected twist of fate that put him square in the pop and rock world. Graduating from Harvard in economics, he ...
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