Jim Dickinson, pianist, producer
Pianist ~ Producer
birth name: James Luther Dickinson

Jim Dickinson

November 15, 1941, Little Rock, AR ~ August 15, 2009 Memphis, TN

“I’ve tried to create things that have some shelf life,” says Jim Dickinson. “Great records endure because they’re art. Art is supposed to last, and I’ve never tried to do anything else but make art.” ~ Gibson.com: Jim Dickinson Interview ~ 2007 © Gibson

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November 15, 1986 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (5) Madonna, True Blue ~ #2 (4) The Human League, Human ~ #1 (1) Boston, Amanda


His career touched on some of the most important music made in the '60s and '70s. Dickinson recorded the Rolling Stones' Wild Horses in Muscle Shoals, Ala.; formed the Atlantic Records house band the Dixie Flyers to record with Franklin and other R&B legends in Miami; inspired a legion of indie rock bands through his work with Big Star; collaborated with Ry Cooder on a number of movie scores, including Paris, Texas; and played with Dylan on his Grammy-winning return to prominence, Time Out of Mind. ~ Los Angeles Times: Jim Dickinson Obituary ~ August 18, 2009 © Los Angeles Times

Jim Dickinson ~ Inducted in the 2012 Memphis Music Hall Of Fame ~ Jim was raised on rock and roll, and rock and roll was what he preached - both the music and the attitude. More than simply defiant, Jim was ever questioning, challenging the status quo and digging for a deeper understanding - of actions, of interpretations, of decisions. ~ 2012 © Memphis Music Hall Of Fame

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Bob Dylan ~ Time Out Of Mind (1997) ~ Ranked ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

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