Richard Perry

Record Producer
Born Jun 18, 1942

Richard Perry is an American music producer. Perry began as a performer in his adolescence, but shifted gears after graduating college and rose through the late 1960s and early 1970s to become a highly successful and popular record producer with over a dozen gold records to his credit by 1982. From 1978 to 1983, he ran his own record label, Planet Records, but continued after its sale to RCA as an independent producer.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on June 18, 1942.


1955 13 Years Old Born in Brooklyn, New York City, Perry came to his interest in rock music young. In 1955, at the age of 12, he attended the first of Alan Freed's live rock shows at the Paramount Theatre. … Read More
1960 18 Years Old He attended Poly Prep Country Day School and graduated in 1960. … Read More


1967 25 Years Old In 1967, Perry moved to Los Angeles and in 1968 produced God Bless Tiny Tim, the debut album of Reprise Records artist Tiny Tim. … Read More
1970 28 Years Old Perry was well established as a producer by 1970. … Read More


1973 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Among his notable projects in the period was the 1973 album Ringo, by former Beatles member Ringo Starr. … Read More
1978 36 Years Old In 1978, Perry launched his own label, Planet Records, which he ran for six years until its 1983 sale to RCA, by which point Perry had produced throughout his career at least fifteen gold records (four of which had gone platinum) and a dozen gold singles.


1982 40 Years Old Perry had achieved these figures by February 2, 1982. … Read More
1987 45 Years Old Perry married Rebecca Broussard in 1987, but the couple divorced the following year.
1989 47 Years Old While pursuing these projects, Perry spent the latter part of the 1980s also pulling together a passion project, 1989's Rock, Rhythm & Blues, which featured contemporary artists like Elton John, Rick James, and Chaka Khan performing classic rock songs by musicians of the 1950s and early 1960s. … Read More


1993 51 Years Old In the 1990s and the 2000s, he worked with Ray Charles on 1993's My World, which was a minor chart success, reaching #145 on Billboard 200. … Read More


2004 62 Years Old In 2004, he reunited with Carly Simon, with whom he had worked earlier in his career. … Read More
2006 64 Years Old In 2006, he re-entered the studio with another previous collaborator, Art Garfunkel, receiving both producer and singing credits on 2007's Some Enchanted Evening.
2009 67 Years Old Perry and Jane Fonda are in a relationship, which began in 2009.
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