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Past Event: Motown: In the Studio Where it Happened

February 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Location: Around the Puget Sound, WA, via zoom

Moderated by: Greg Dixon

Speaker(s): Bob Olhsson - Former Motown Engineer

 Note: Meeting time is Pacific Time Zone!

Imagine being a fly on the wall at Hitsville Studios (aka Motown Studios). Bob Olhsson began his Motown Career in the cutting room at Hitsville where he interfaced with every part of the company: cutting, recording, mixing, and mastering. Gradually, he moved into doing all of those functions, while learning their unique approach to the record business. Remember, it was 1965 and studios were very homespun; the techniques we take for granted today were being invented!

It was truly an amazing wall, and an amazing time.

About Bob Olhsson

Bob Olhsson spent 7 years at Motown. While he was there, he recorded and mastered nearly 100 top ten singles including 42 #1s. One of only two people to hold every recording engineering position in the company, he worked on Stevie Wonder's first productions and Motown's first successful rock act, Rare Earth.

More to be found on our website. RSVP required to attend.

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Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2021

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