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Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy, Foreigner producer, Keith Olsen, dead

News 11/03/2020

The famed record producer, Keith Olsen, has passed away.

Many would know his name for his work with Fleetwood Mac, but the prolific veteran producer had worked with a number of high profile musicians spanning across his career like Ozzy OsbourneForeignerStevie Nicks and more.

The Scorpions' 1999 Crazy World was produced by Olsen. They were also the first to report their longtime producer's death. The group described Olsen as a "wonderful guy" and that he will "live on in the music" of the Scorpions.

Olsen also produced the first self-titled 1973 LP for Stevie Nick and Lindsey Buckingham. There was a timbre that happened when the two voices would join that was unique," Olsen once said. "You never heard that before. And I don't think you've heard it since. Those two voices sing like that and sound like that for a reason-they were meant to sing together.

He then went on to produce Fleetwood Mac's 1975 self-titled LP that featured classic hit songs like 'Rhiannon', 'Landslide' and 'Say You Love Me'.

Other notable releases that Olsen had a hand in were the Grateful Dead's Terrapin Station, Foreigner's Double Vision, Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion, Osbourne's No Rest for the Wicked, and Whitesnake's self-titled 1987 album.

Olsen had produced more than 120 albums in his career, earning 24 platinum certificates or better. He also won six Grammy awards.

His cause of death had not been revealed.