Gus Dudgeon

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Angus Boyd "Gus" Dudgeon (30 September 1942 – 21 July 2002)[1] was an English record producer, who oversaw many of Elton John's most acclaimed recordings, including his commercial breakthrough, "Your Song". Their collaboration led to seven US No. 1 albums, and established John as one of the most successful singles artists of the 1970s.[2]

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Gus Dudgeon
Birth nameAngus Boyd Dudgeon
Born(1942-09-30)30 September 1942
Woking, Surrey, England
Died21 July 2002(2002-07-21) (aged 59)
M4 motorway, Berkshire, England
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active1962–2002
LabelsDecca, The Rocket Record Company

Dudgeon also produced Chris Rea's first hit, the US chart topping "Fool (If You Think It's Over)", and David Bowie's "Space Oddity", and steered many other artists to chart success, including Joan Armatrading and Elkie Brooks. The Guinness Book of Records cites Dudgeon as being the first person to use sampling in music production.[3] He was a founding member of the Music Producers Guild.