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GRAMMY Museum Hosts Legendary Ziggy Stardust Co-Producer at Reel to Reel: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Screening

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, June 07, 2012
Legendary producer/engineer and Alfred author, Ken Scott, was a special GRAMMY Museum guest on June 5th at the exclusive screening of D. A. Pennebaker’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars concert/documentary film. The event celebrated the release of a 40th anniversary edition of David Bowie's truly groundbreaking album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott, along with the book launch of Scott’s Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off the Record with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton, and so Much More, memoir, authored by Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski.

After the film, Ken Scott took the Clive Davis Theater stage before a capacity crowd for a provocative and oh-so-honest discussion about Ken’s time working in and out of the studio with Bowie, moderated by Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman.

Ken Scott has worked with a who’s who of classic rock acts including The Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes and Missing Persons among many others. He has received multiple GRAMMY nominations with dozens of Gold® and Platinum® records for works that have significantly influenced music, and music makers, for decades.

At last count, the records that Ken Scott has produced or on which he’s been the sound engineer have sold more than 200 million units. However, no honor stands as large as his recent election to the Sound Fellowship of the United Kingdom’s Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), a lifetime achievement award recognizing his contribution to music.

GRAMMY Museum invites members and the general public to attend Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: The Talk presented by American Express on Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 P.M at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Doors open at 7 P.M. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, call 213.765.6800 or visit grammymuseum.org.

Ken Scott is available for interview. Press kit is available upon request. Learn more and watch the book trailer at alfred.com/AbbeytoZiggy.

Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust book (00-37250) is available for $24.99 at all major book stores and music retailers, and at alfred.com/AbbeytoZiggy.