Lou Adler

Record Producer
Born Dec 13, 1933

Lou Adler is an American record producer, manager, director, and an owner of the famous Roxy Theatre.

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1933 Birth Adler was born in Chicago, Illinois, in December 1933, and raised in East Los Angeles.


In 1964, Adler founded and co-owned Dunhill Records.
1967 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Later in 1967, he founded Ode Records.
1972 39 Years Old He won two Grammy Awards in 1972 in the Record of the Year category for producing It's Too Late by Carole King and in the Album of the Year category for Tapestry (also by King).


1975 42 Years Old In 1975, Adler produced the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show and, in 1981, its follow-up, Shock Treatment.
1978 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, Adler directed the movie Up In Smoke, starring Cheech & Chong.
1981 48 Years Old His 1981 followup film, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, was barely released, but enjoyed a long life on cable TV broadcasts.


2000 67 Years Old The movie remains a cult hit, and in 2000 Adler recorded a commentary track along with Cheech Marin for the DVD release.
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