Elliot Mazer, who is best known for his work with Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, The Band, and Janis Joplin, died at the age of 79.
Mazer’s daughter Alison confirmed that the American audio engineer and record producer died at his San Francisco home on Sunday. Mazer died of heart attack after years of battling with dementia.
“Elliot loved music. He loved what he did; he was a perfectionist. Everybody has so much respect for him, and he’s been suffering for a couple years,” his sister Bonnie Murray told Rolling Stone.
Mazer, who started his career in the early 1960s, produced music for a number of artists over the decades.
Mazer was most famous for his work with Neil Young. He was the producer behind albums including Harvest, Journey Through The Past, Times Fades Away, Tonight’s The Night, American Stars & Bars, Hawks & Doves, Everybody’s Rockin’, Old Ways, Lucky 13 and Young’s lost 1975 album Homegrown, which was released last year.
Over his half-a-century-long career, Mazer also produced for Chubby Checker, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Andy Fairweather-Lowe, Michael Bloomfield, Gordon Lightfoot, Barclay James Harvest, Frankie Miller, Rory Gallagher, Y&T, The Tubes, Dead Kennedys and the Dream Syndicate.
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