R.I.P. producer Keith Olsen (Scorpions, Europe, Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake)

R.I.P. producer Keith Olsen (Scorpions, Lynch Mob, Warrant)

Sad news as world renowned producer Keith Olsen has passed away. Olsen produced or co-produced some notable albums including Ozzy Osbourne‘s No Rest For The Wicked (1988), Whitesnake‘s Slip of The Tongue (1989), ScorpionsCrazy World (1990), Lynch Mob‘s self-titled record (1992) and Warrant‘s Rockaholic (2011).

The following message was posted on Scorpions‘ Facebook page earlier today:

“We just learned about the passing of our dear friend and producer Keith Olsen ….

Keith produced many iconic albums, including our album Crazy WorldKeith was a wonderful guy, and the making of Crazy World was such an inspiring journey, containing outstanding songs like “Wind of Change” and “Send me an Angel”, which had the Keith Olsen touch, on every single note …. our hearts and prayers go out to his family …. RIP Keith …. You live on in the Music ….

‪Scorpions“‬

Wikipedia states the following in part about Olsen‘s career (with slight edits):

“Through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Olsen built a reputation as a producer. To date, his production work has earned him more than 39 Gold, 24 Platinum, and 14 Multi-Platinum album certifications. Olsen has been front line producer on over 100 complete albums. In addition to Fleetwood Mac, some of the artists he has worked with include the Grateful Dead (he produced and engineered their 1977 album Terrapin Station), Bob Weir, Eddie Money, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Rick Springfield (he produced Springfield‘s No. 1 hit “Jessie’s Girl”), REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Heart, Joe Walsh, Starship, Santana, Kim Carnes, Sheila, Jethro Tull, The Babys, Magnum (Goodnight L.A.), Saga, Ozzy Osbourne (No Rest For The Wicked), Scorpions (Crazy World), Bad Company, Europe, 38 Special, Russ Ballard, Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Sheena Easton, Steve Perry, Journey, Loverboy, and Lou Gramm. He’s also been involved in several movie soundtracks, including Footloose, Vision Quest, Tron, Flashdance and Top Gun.”

Scorpions‘ “Wind of Change” video (from Crazy World album):

Scorpions – Wind Of Change (Official Music Video)

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