Lou Adler

Lester Louis Adler (born December 13, 1933) is an American record and film producer and the co-owner of the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California.[1] Adler has produced and developed a number of iconic musical artists, including The Grass Roots, Jan & Dean, The Mamas & the Papas and Carole King. King's album Tapestry, produced by Adler, won the 1972 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and has been called one of the greatest pop albums of all time.[2][3][4][5]

Lou Adler
Adler in 2012
Born
Lester Louis Adler

(1933-12-13) December 13, 1933 (age 88)
OccupationRecord producer, film producer
Spouse(s)
(m. 1964; div. 1980)

(m. 1992)
Partner(s)Britt Ekland (1972–1974)
Children7, including Cisco Adler

Adler was an executive producer of The Rocky Horror Picture Show[6][7] and discovered and produced comedy albums and films for Cheech & Chong.[8] In 2006, Adler was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his achievements in music. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as the winner, alongside Quincy Jones, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award.[9]


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