Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music

Written by:
Ted Templeman , Greg Renoff
Narrated by:
Sean Runnette

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2020
14 hours 23 minutes
Crafting smash hits with Van Halen, The Doobie Brothers, Nicolette Larson, and Van Morrison, legendary music producer Ted Templeman changed the course of rock history

This autobiography (as told to Greg Renoff) recounts Templeman's remarkable life from child jazz phenom in Santa Cruz, California, in the 1950s to Grammy-winning music executive during the '70s and '80s. Along the way, Ted details his late '60s stint as an unlikely star with the sunshine pop outfit Harpers Bizarre and his grind-it-out days as a Warner Bros. tape listener, including the life-altering moment that launched his career as a producer: his discovery of the Doobie Brothers.

Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music takes us into the studio sessions of No. 1 hits like 'Black Water' by the Doobie Brothers and 'Jump' by Van Halen, as Ted recounts memories and the behind-the-scene dramas that engulfed both massively successful acts. Throughout, Ted also reveals the inner workings of his professional and personal relationships with some of the most talented and successful recording artists in history, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Lowell George, Sammy Hagar, Linda Ronstadt, David Lee Roth, and Carly Simon.
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Wes T.

I didn’t know at first if this would get boring, but I’m glad I gave it a chance. He is one of my favorite producers due to how good the records sound that he worked on. He told great stories about discovering and producing Van Halen, The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat and more. Most of the book centers on the records he was making and the artists he was working with. He touches briefly on his life at the beginning and end, but it’s basically about the music. He seems like a really good guy, and the narrator does a great job. I definitely recommend this if you are a music fan or like the groups I mentioned.

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Excellent throughout, a real eye opener!!

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Jason L.

I listen to a lot of these “music world” books. Found this one interesting. Second listen to the narrator, he does a good job.

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