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Steve Douglas

Induction category: Sideman

Biography

The unmistakable sound of Steve Douglas’ honking saxophone can be heard on countless recordings by the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Duane Eddy and others. Among the most in-demand West Coast sessionmen, Douglas was a key player in producer Phil Spector’s “Wrecking Crew,” the collective of sideman that Spector used on virtually all his sessions. Douglas played sax and percussion on most of Spector’s early-1960s productions, including all of the Ronettes’ and Crystals’ recordings and such epic singles as Ike and Tina Turner’s “River Deep - Mountain High” and the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” He played on every Beach Boys album ...

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