He’s produced some of the most iconic music in rock history. The Forest City London Music Awards – SoundCheck For Success is proud to have Ken Caillat, co-producer and engineer Fleetwood Mac's Rumours deliver the FCLMW 2020 keynote.
Rumours became one of the fastest-selling LPs of all time, selling 800,000 copies every week at its height. The record’s success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon. Ken Caillat says when he was recruited to work with the band he had no idea who Fleetwood Mac were. Says Caillat: “They hired me to do Fleetwood Mac, (but) all I had to do was just be myself. I didn't want to hold back. I told them on the third day (of tracking Rumours) that we were going to get a Grammy for this record. They went, "Sure." The rest is history.
Caillat co-authored Getting Tusked: The Inside Story of Fleetwood Mac’s Most Anticipated Album to mark the 40th anniversary of the album. He previously co-wrote Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album. He’s worked with The Marshall Tucker Band, Harry Chapin, Warren Zevon, X-Ray Spex, Lionel Richie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the London Symphony Orchestra and his daughter Colbie Caillat among others.
Spend some time with the man behind the production console and hear the inside stories and studio outtakes.
Keynote Speaker: Ken Calliat
Host: Scott Bollert
For panel participant biographies and more information please visit https://fclma.ca/soundcheck2020/