Thomas Blanchard Wilson Jr.
Born: 1931, Waco, Texas
Died: September 6, 1978, Los Angeles
"Tom Wilson was a great guy. He had vision, you know? And he really stood by us ... I remember the first thing that we recorded was 'Any Way The Wind Blows,' and that was okay. Then we did 'Who Are The Brain Police?' and I saw him through the glass and he was on the phone immediately to New York going, 'I don't know!' Trying to break it to 'em easy, I guess."
Graduated from Harvard in 1954 and set up his own jazz record label, Transition, in 1955. Worked as a radio producer in the late 1950's. Became A&R director for Savoy Records in the early 1960's before working as a producer for Columbia Records in 1963 – producing early recordings by Bob Dylan. He added a rythm section to Simon and Garfunkel's accoustic "The Sounds of Silence." and released it as a single. It went to number one and Wilson left Columbia and went to MGM/Verve where he would work with The Velvet Underground.
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