Alan Shacklock  
     
Name:
  Alan Shacklock (born Alan Albert Shacklock)
Date of birth:
  20 June 1950
Place of Birth:
  London, England
Instruments:
  guitars, vocals, organ, percussions, and string arrangements
Member of Babe Ruth:
  1970–1975, 2005–present
Member of other bands:
  The Juniors
   
Other fun info:
  Alans father was the postman for my parent in Hatfield, Herfordshire in the 60's.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Alan Shacklock was born in London and began playing guitar as a child, first playing with the band The Juniors with The Rolling Stones' guitarist Mick Taylor and Jethro Tull bassist John Glascock and then with Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds. He later completed classical guitar and lute studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating with a master's degree in music.
     
    In 1969 Shacklock played in a band called The Gods, and in 1971 formed the British band Babe Ruth. He worked as the band's songwriter and producer from 1971–75, and then left the band to work as a solo songwriter and record producer. He has received three nominations for Grammy awards and has produced a number of silver, gold and platinum recordings for artists including Mike Oldfield, Bonnie Tyler, Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds), Meat Loaf, The Alarm, Roger Daltrey (of The Who), JoBoxers and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
     
   

Shacklock has also produced music for films including Quicksilver (starring Kevin Bacon), Doc Hollywood (starring Michael J. Fox) and Buddy's Song (starring Chesney Hawkes and Roger Daltrey).[4] He composed original scores for the BBC/PBS wildlife documentaries Puffins and One Man's Island for The Natural World. The scores were performed by the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, and premiered at the Royal Festival Hall in London. In 1994 Shacklock also composed the original score for the FIFA World Cup.With Sir George Martin, he was a founder of the British Record Producers Guild.

   
   
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Registered : 28 Nov 2006