Waddy Wachtel

Record Producer
Born May 24, 1947

Robert "Waddy" Wachtel is an American musician, composer and record producer, most notable for his guitar work.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Waddy Wachtel.


1947 Birth Wachtel was born May 24, 1947, in Jackson Heights, Queens, in the New York City Borough of Queens. … Read More


1968 21 Years Old At the suggestion of Bud Cowsill (of The Cowsills), he brought Twice Nicely to Los Angeles in 1968 where they recorded a few demos, but after two years, Wachtel decided to work as a session player, recording with The Cowsills and produce their albums.
1972 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1972, he had a cameo appearance in the film The Poseidon Adventure with the actual band on stage in the dining room when the ship capsizes.
1973 26 Years Old By 1973, he played with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks on their first album Buckingham Nicks (credited as 'Waddy', no surname), and on tour.
1975 28 Years Old Later, when Nicks and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac, he played rhythm guitar on their 1975 album Fleetwood Mac on the track "Sugar Daddy".


1980 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1980, he wrote, recorded and sang lead vocals on an album for producer Peter Asher with members of Linda Ronstadt's band, including musicians Don Grolnick, Dan Dugmore, and Rick Marotta. … Read More


1991 44 Years Old He also played in the Oscar's awarded short film Session Man in 1991. … Read More


2010 63 Years Old Wachtel appeared on the 2010 Grammy Award television show backing Taylor Swift's live presentation. … Read More
2014 67 Years Old In September 2014 the Gibson Custom Shop chose the 1960 Les Paul Waddy Wachtel guitar for their new Collector's Choice series. … Read More
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