Al De Lory

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Al De Lory

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 5 Feb 2012 (aged 82)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 85317199 View Source
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Musician, Songwriter, Producer. His most prolific work was the result of collaborations with Glen Campbell. The son of a Warner Brothers studio musician, he mastered the piano by the age of nine and became a skilled interpreter of the classical genre. He majored in Music at Los Angeles City College and acquired performance experience while in the band during his servce with the US Army. After his discharge, he followed his father's path by landing a spot within Hollywood studio orchestras and at this time, he co-wrote the hit "Mr. Custer" for Larry Verne. De Loy's reputation as an instrumentalist progressed when he became a part of Phil Spector's famed "Wrecking Crew", the bevy of session musicians who created the "Wall of Sound." He contributed to numerous artists including The Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina Turner. He lent his talents to the Beach Boys' classic album "Pet Sounds" (1966) and played the piano on their hit "Wouldn't It Be Nice." De Lory merged forces with Glen Campbell (another veteran of the "Wrecking Crew") and produced his acclaimed albums "Gentle on My Mind" (1967, which earned him two Grammy Awards), "Wichita Lineman" (1968), "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (1968) and "Galveston" (1969). In later years, De Lory lived in Nashville where he concentrated on recording Latin jazz music. He was the father of singer Donna De Lory.

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  • Added: 21 Feb 2012
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