Jim Dickson RIP

We have news of the passing of another notable figure, Jim Dickson, a west coast music producer who worked with a great many acoustic and bluegrass acts in Los Angeles.

Dickson had produced the first four records for Country Gazette, which included Alan Munde on banjo, Byron Berline on fiddle, Kenny Wirtz on guitar and Roger Bush on bass. He also worked with The Dillards, Clarence White, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman and others.

Legend has it that Jim was the impetus for The Byrds having recorded Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man, a song for which they were said to have little enthusiasm, and eventually went to #1 in both the US and the UK as their debut single.

He died on April 19 in Costa Mesa, CA.