Eddie Kilroy

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Went to Nashville in the mid 60’s, cold weather, and old money families that disdained music people.  I was not an overnight success, and started my time there hanging out at recording sessions, learning by osmosis, how to produce records.  It wasn’t all bad to be looking over the shoulder of people like Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley, producers of RCA and DECCA records.  I got my first shot from the producers chair, when I produced Jerry Lee Lewis’ first country hit “Another Place, Another Time.”   This was the stimulus to revive Jerry’s career and start mine.  I eventually worked myself up through the ranks to start Playboy records for Hugh Hefner.  The first act I signed was Micky Gilley.  We had a long run of number-one singles and albums, including his signature song, “ Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time?”

More to come …