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Rick Hall

  • Birthplace: Forest Grove, Tishomingo County, Mississippi
  • Birthday: January 31
Date of passing: 
January 02, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Rick Hall was an American record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician.

Hall was best known as the owner and proprietor of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. As the "Father of Muscle Shoals Music," he was influential in recording and promoting both country and soul music, and in helping develop the careers of such musicians as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Duane Allman and Etta James.

Rick Hall was an American record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician.

Hall was best known as the owner and proprietor of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. As the "Father of Muscle Shoals Music," he was influential in recording and promoting both country and soul music, and in helping develop the careers of such musicians as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Duane Allman and Etta James.

In the late 1960s, Hall began producing mainstream pop hits for such acts as Paul Anka, Tom Jones, and Donny Osmond. In the 1970s, Hall moved back towards country music, producing hits for Mac Davis, Bobbie Gentry, Jerry Reed, and the Gatlin Brothers.

Hall's life and career are profiled in the 2013 documentary film Muscle Shoals.

Hall died January 2, 2018, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He was 85.

 

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Rick Hall

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