Tony Visconti

Record Producer
Born Apr 24, 1944

Anthony Edward Visconti is an American record producer and sometimes a musician or singer. Since the late 1960s, he has worked with an array of performers; his lengthiest involvement with any artist is with David Bowie: intermittently from Bowie's 1969 album Space Oddity to 2003's Reality, Visconti has produced and occasionally performed on many of Bowie's albums.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Visconti.


1944 Birth Born on April 24, 1944.


1960 16 Years Old After leaving school he played guitar in a band called Ricardo & the Latineers in the Catskills; the band also included Artie Butler, later a leading arranger. In 1960 he played his first recording session, and over the next few years became one of the leading guitarists in New York nightclubs. … Read More


1968 24 Years Old Visconti then became in-house producer for his publisher, the Richmond Organization. Through this, he met British producer Denny Cordell in 1968 while he was working as Richmond's in-house music producer. … Read More
1971 27 Years Old After divorcing his first wife Siegrid, Visconti married Mary Hopkin in 1971 before divorcing in 1981. … Read More
1973 29 Years Old He did orchestral arrangements (but not the production) for Paul McCartney and Wings' 1973 album Band on the Run. … Read More


1989 45 Years Old He married for a third time, in 1989, to May Pang, with whom he had two children, Sebastian and Lara, before divorcing in 2000. … Read More
1990 46 Years Old In 1990, he produced several tracks on the Moody Blues' Keys of the Kingdom album (1991), Luscious Jackson's Electric Honey, Leisure Noise by Gay Dad, Soul Caddy for Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Dawn of Ananda for Annie Haslam.


1997 53 Years Old In 1997, Visconti produced the debut album of The Stone Roses member John Squire's new band, The Seahorses entitled Do It Yourself.
2002 58 Years Old In the 2000s (decade), Visconti renewed his association with David Bowie, producing the albums Heathen in 2002, and Reality in 2003. … Read More
2003 59 Years Old 1 More Event
He produced and played bass on a handful of tracks from The Dandy Warhols 2003 album Welcome to the Monkey House.


2004 - 2005 2 More Events
2007 63 Years Old 1 More Event
His autobiography, Bowie, Bolan and The Brooklyn Boy, was published in February 2007 by Harper Collins UK. … Read More
2008 64 Years Old He has also produced two albums at Saint Claire Recording Studio in Lexington, Kentucky: The Bright Lights of America (RCA) by Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag and an album by Alejandro Escovedo called Real Animal (Manhattan Records) released in June 2008. … Read More
2009 65 Years Old He produced and mixed Kristeen Young album Music for Strippers, Hookers, and the Odd On-Looker, released in 2009 and arranged Fall Out Boy album Folie à Deux. 2010 marked the release of Richard Barone's Visconti-produced Glow album, which includes five songs co-written with Barone and a remake of T. … Read More
2013 69 Years Old In 2013, he produced Solar Secrets by Capsula.
2014 70 Years Old In 2014 Visconti produced and arranged several tracks on Marc Almond's album The Dancing Marquis. … Read More
2015 71 Years Old In 2015 and 2016 he toured the UK, Japan and the East Coast of the USA with the Bowie tribute band Holy Holy, playing the album in its entirety and other early Bowie classics, along with the album's original drummer Woody Woodmansey and other well known musicians.
2016 72 Years Old Visconti produced Bowie's final album,Blackstar, released on January 8, 2016.
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