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NAMM 2015: ‘Birth of a Record’ Panel on January 24

Don Was, Ed Cherney Join Mr. Bonzai for 'Birth of a Record' at NAMM, as Production Team Looks Back at Bonnie Raitt's 'Nick of Time' Album

Pictured in 1989, from left: Bonnie Raitt, Ed Cherney, and Don Was. Photo: Mr. Bonzai.

On Saturday, January 24 at this year’s Winter NAMM Show, Don Was and Ed Cherney will join moderator Mr. Bonzai in an exploration of the inception and creation of Bonnie Raitt’s 1989 album release, Nick of Time, which is being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for 2015. 

The ‘Birth of a Record’ panel will take place from 2 p.m. until 2:50 p.m. on Level Two of the Anaheim Convention Center in The Forum (203 A-B).

Grammy, Emmy and TEC Award-winners Don Was and Ed Cherney have worked together for 25 years on memorable records by Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Ringo Star, Elton John, Iggy Pop, Bette Midler, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, and the Rolling Stones, among many others. Don Was is recognized as one of the most influential producers of recent decades, and Ed Cherney’s recordings are the benchmark of true high fidelity.

In 1989, Bonnie Raitt had a colossal hit with the release of Nick of Time, which topped the Billboard 200 chart, sold five million copies, and won three Grammy Awards, including 1990 Album of the Year.

On behalf of the NAMM Foundation, Don Was will induct Ed Cherney into the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Hall of Fame during the 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, being held Saturday evening, January 24, at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific Ballroom.

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