Waddy Wachtel

Record Producer
Born May 24, 1947
Age 67
Hometown New York City, Ne...
Genres Folk rock + Pop m...
Instruments Gibson Les Paul +...
Performed With Bernard Fowler + ...
Record Label Warner Music Group

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 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, and was then persuaded to record with The Cowsills and produce their albums.
1972 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1972, he was invited to play in a cameo appearance in the film The Poseidon Adventure with the actual band on stage in the dining room when the ship capsizes. … Read More
1973 26 Years Old By 1973, he was being approached by various artists and producers to play on their albums, and hooked up with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, playing on their first album Buckingham Nicks (simply featured as 'Waddy'), and touring with the band.
1975 28 Years Old Later, when Nicks and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac, he played rhythm guitar on their 1975 eponymous album on a few tracks.


1980 33 Years Old 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


1998 51 Years Old Wachtel and his wife Annie were arrested in 1998 on suspicion of possession of child pornography after questionable images were found on the computer in their bedroom, after they had taken it in for repair. … Read More
2000 53 Years Old In an interview with a Fleetwood Mac fansite in 2000, Wachtel's bandmate in Stevie Nicks' touring band, Brett Tuggle, responded to a question about these charges saying "All I really know is that there were some files on his computer that were questionable when he took it in to be fixed and most of what happened was completely blown way out of proportion by the press and was dismissed anyway... there is no way Stevie would have him in her band if she thought he was guilty of any wrongdoing". … Read More


2010 63 Years Old Wachtel appeared on the 2010 Grammy Award-television presentation backing Taylor Swift's live presentation. … Read More
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