Happy 70th Birthday to legendary Van Halen producer, Ted Templeman!
Ted Templeman met Van Halen in 1977 and went on to produce their first five albums at Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles, 1984 at 5150 Studios, and later produced For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge at 5150.
“I’ve worked with such legendary guitar players as Allan Holdsworth, Ronnie Montrose, Eric Clapton, Lowell George and Steve Vai, but none of them come close to having Ed’s [Eddie Van Halen’s] fantastic combination of chops and musicianship. I rank him along with Charlie Parker and Art Tatum as one of the three greatest musicians of my lifetime. Unfortunately, I don’t think Ed puts himself in that class.”
Watch the video below of legendary record producer Ted Templeman interviewed at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, CA, in 2011.
Ted in 2011.