Richard Perry
American record producer
Richard Perry
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.
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OP-ED COLUMNIST; Rick Perry, Uber Texan
NYTimes - over 5 years
YOU think of Rick Perry, you think of Texas. And more Texas. Perry the cowboy coyote-killer, the lord of the Texas job-creation machine, the g-dropping glad-hander with a ''howdy'' for every stranger in the room. He barely exists in the national mind outside of the Texas connection. A continuation of the TV series ''Dallas'' is due in 2012. How
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Rick Perry, Uber Texan - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
How long will it take before we fixate on the fact that James Richard Perry is another JR? Some of this is natural — the man is the governor, after all. But we didn't obsess about the state this way when Governor Bush was the presidential candidate
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Ultra runner Richard targets new challenges - Melton Today
Google News - over 5 years
A SUPER human effort saw Richard Perry (44) run 110 miles non stop through the day and night in aid of charity. Sadly his painful and swollen feet brought an end to his bid to run the full 192 miles non stop Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast path from St
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NYU Relents a Bit on Acquiring Parkland Near Planned Housing - New York Times (blog)
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Richard Perry/The New York TimesTerri Cude, a preservation activist, last year in a strip of parkland that New York University had planned to buy and level to make way for housing. It has now agreed to preserve this strip,
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Housing Project Feud Cited in Killing of Basketball Star - New York Times (blog)
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Richard Perry/The New York TimesA shrine to Tayshana Murphy, a high school basketball star, outside the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. As soon as Tayshana Murphy, 18, was shot early Sunday in the Grant Houses,
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Superintendent Cancels Back to School Night After Teachers Say No - Patch.com
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Haddonfield School Superintendent Richard Perry canceled Back to School nights across the district on Sunday after receiving word Friday that teachers would not participate. Perry said Haddonfield Education Association Co-president
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Portage Public Schools Superintendent Richard Perry hits the ground running - Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Julie Mack | Kalamazoo Gazette Portage Public Schools board approved the selection of Richard Perry as interim superintendent during a meeting Monday evening. PORTAGE — All-day kindergarten and crafting an individual education plan for every
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Facts about Gov. Rick Perry - Fort Worth Star Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
James Richard Perry was born March 4, 1950, to Joseph Ray Perry, a World War II tail gunner turned cotton farmer and rancher, and Amelia Holt Perry, a bookkeeper. Known as "Ricky," he grew up in a house that in the West Texas town of Paint Creek,
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Election 101: 11 questions about Rick Perry and his White House bid - Christian Science Monitor
Google News - over 5 years
James Richard Perry wants to hang his cowboy hat in the White House. The Texas governor announced Saturday at a campaign stop in South Carolina that he was running for president. He was also traveling later in the day to New Hampshire, and planned a
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Jane Fonda doesn't look good for her age - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
"I didn't have the wrinkles taken away," says the three-time divorcee, who's in a relationship with music mogul Richard Perry. "I still wanted to look like me, only a more rested me. "But good surgery takes money and if you don't have money don't do it ... -
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Restored Monument Returns to St. Paul's - New York Times (blog)
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Richard Perry/The New York TimesWorkers remove panels, revealing a newly restored monument that honors Gen. Richard Montgomery, who died in battle in the Revolutionary War. The nation's first official monument is back in place after
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What's the name on their birth certificate? Not Rick Perry, Connie Mack, or ... - Washington Post (blog)
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Not Rick Perry, Connie Mack, or Mitt Romney By The Reliable Source Meet Governor James Richard Perry (R-TX), Congressman Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV (R-FL), and Republican presidential hopeful Willard Romney. (Getty/Wire Image/Associated Press)
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Mt. Carmel Eagles receive state honors - Mt. Carmel Daily Republican Register
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Back row, Richard Perry, Richard Perry, Jr. - Chaplain, Barry Haggard and Brandon Weir of B&B Grill, Gary Chalcraft, Rodger Beard - Past President and Angie Beard - Junior Past Madam President of the Ladies Auxiliary. The Mt. Carmel Eagles Aerie No
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Perry
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 66
    Perry and Jane Fonda are in a relationship, which began in 2009.
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  • 2006
    Age 63
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 61
    In 2004, he reunited with Carly Simon, with whom he had worked earlier in his career.
    More Details Hide Details The resultant collaboration was 2005's Moonlight Serenade, which reached #7 on the Billboard 200 and was also a top Internet download.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1993
    Age 50
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He is credited with helping to craft Rod Stewart's charting pop standards albums in the Great American Songbook series, including It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook. Perry would go on to co-produce the first three records in the series.
  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Also in 1978, Perry played the part of a record producer in the film American Hot Wax, which was based on the life of disc jockey Alan Freed.
  • 1987
    Age 44
    Perry married Rebecca Broussard in 1987, but the couple divorced the following year.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 39
    Perry had achieved these figures by February 2, 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Among the label's roster during his tenure were acts such as Billy Thermal, Bates Motel, the Plimsouls, The Cretones, Bill Medley and the Pointer Sisters, whose charting album Energy was the label's debut. After leaving Planet Records, Perry continued producing some of its acts, including the Pointer Sisters, as well as producing efforts by such artists as Streisand, Donna Summer, Julio Iglesias, Neil Diamond, and Randy Travis.
  • 1978
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1973
    Age 30
    As early as 1973, Village Voice said of Perry that "the rungs on the ladder of success seem so much closer together when Perry is your guide."
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    Among his notable projects in the period was the 1973 album Ringo, by former Beatles member Ringo Starr.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured work by each of the other Beatles and peaked at #2 on the Pop Albums chart. Another high point was his work with Fanny. Perry produced the group's first three albums, which included Fanny (1970), Charity Ball, which featured the Top 40 title track (1971) and Fanny Hill (1972). According to Allmusic's Bruce Eder, the 1970s found Perry "the most renowned producer in the field of popular music"; Eder goes on to indicate that "his mere involvement with a recording project was enough to engender a mention in the music trade papers and even the popular music press, and the array of gold- and platinum-selling albums with which he was associated made his name synonymous with success."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 27
    Perry was well established as a producer by 1970.
    More Details Hide Details His credits during the decade include albums by Harry Nilsson, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Diana Ross, Martha Reeves, Manhattan Transfer, Leo Sayer, Andy Williams, and Percy Faith.
  • 1967
    Age 24
    In 1967, Perry moved to Los Angeles and in 1968 produced God Bless Tiny Tim, the debut album of Reprise Records artist Tiny Tim.
    More Details Hide Details The album was Perry's first charting hit, reaching #7 on Billboard magazine's Pop Albums chart.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 17
    He attended Poly Prep Country Day School and graduated in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating from the University of Michigan, he shifted into songwriting briefly, collaborating with Kenny Vance. Perry was launched on his career as a producer, with early projects including Captain Beefheart's debut Safe as Milk and Fats Domino's Fats Is Back.
  • 1955
    Age 12
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He began his career in rock music as a local performer during his adolescence.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on June 18, 1942.
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