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Boston - June 8, 2010

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AES Boston Section
June 2010 Meeting
with Russ Titelman

The Boston Section held their Annual banquet on Tuesday June 8th, 2008 at the Henderson House in Weston, Massachusetts. Members re-elected the current officers to another two year term; Chair - Tony Schultz, Vice Chair - Alec Francesconi, Jonah Goska - Secretary, Adrian Gates — Treasurer.

A Certificate of Merit Award was presented to Don Puluse for his many years of distinguished service to the Boston Section. Don is currently the President of the AES Educational Foundation Committee which awards graduate scholarships. He has previously served two terms as Chair of the Boston AES Section and continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Section.

The evening featured Special Guest Speaker - Producer Russ Titelman, who played examples of his work from his extensive career. He shared "behind the scenes" aspects of each project and answered questions during the discussion.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Russ Titelman started out in the music business apprenticing for the now even more notorious and legendary record producer, Phil Spector. As a musician, Russ played on recordings by Little Feat, Captain Beefheart, Ketty Lester, Buffalo Springfield, Phil Ochs, the Righteous Brothers, Womack & Womack, Randy Newman and Ry Cooder. He played rhythm guitar in the house band for the landmark rock n' roll TV show "Shindig". He had a long collaboration with Jack Nitzsche, writing songs and playing on records and for the films that Jack scored. Has worked with artists as diverse as George Harrison, Graham Central Station and Chaka Khan, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, Rickie Lee Jones, Greg Allman and Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon and Christine McVie.
He produced albums by Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, George Benson, The Bee Gees, Cyndi Lauper, Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Brian Wilson, Michael McDonald, Little Feat, Keb Mo and others. He has garnered numerous gold and multi-platinum albums, tech awards and Grammy nominations. Most significantly he has received three Grammy awards for Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" — 1986 Record of the Year, Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" -- 1992 Record of the Year, and Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" — 1992 Album of the Year. Other notable productions include "From The Cradle," Eric Clapton's 1994 Grammy winning Best Traditional Blues Album and Milton Nascimento's 1998 Grammy winning Best World Music Album.

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