Larry Samuels Dies

Noted record producer Larry Samuels, 61, died August 4th of a massive heart attack at his home in Del Ray Beach, Fla.

Samuels started his career at Bearsville Records in the late ’60s before moving to San Francisco, where he promoted concerts at Pepperland. In the ’70s he moved to Los Angeles where he owned and operated Shangra La Studios in Malibu.

He helped produce records by Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker and many others, and also had a long association with The Band including their landmark recording of “The Last Waltz.”

There is a memorial service scheduled for 5 p.m., September 9th at the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey.

For more information, contact Jeff Greenberg at The Village recording studios, 310-478-8227.