Unsung Bob Dylan-Velvet Underground Producer Tom Wilson Gets His Due in Biopic (Exclusive)

Unsung Bob Dylan-Velvet Underground Producer Tom Wilson Gets His Due in Biopic (Exclusive)
It is remarkable how few people know that the same person produced Bob Dylan’s three defining early albums (as well as “Like a Rolling Stone”), the first two Velvet Underground albums, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention’s debut “Freak Out” and pivotal music by jazz legends Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor (including tracks with John Coltrane), among many others.

It was Tom Wilson, a visionary music producer who died in 1978 at the age of 47.

He was even the man who in 1965 overdubbed a folk-rock backing onto a song he’d recorded the previous year by an acoustic duo who had already split up and were living on different continents — that would be Simon & Garfunkel — resulting in the smash hit that ignited their career, “Sounds of Silence” (the duo quickly reunited and hastily recorded a new album). He also produced key songs by the Animals (the classic “Don’t Bring Me Down”), Nico,
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