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Bill Porter Passed Away

July 09, 2010 | People

Bill Porter (June 15, 1931 – July 7, 2010) has passed away. Bill was an American sound engineer who helped shape the Nashville sound and recorded such stars as Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison from the late 1950s through the 1970s. In one week of 1960, his recordings accounted for 15 of Billboard Magazine's "Top 100," a feat none have matched. Porter mixed concert sound for Presley from 1970 until the singer's death in 1977. For his achievements in improving recording studio practices, he was inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame in 1992.

Sirbalkan wrote on July 09, 2010
He will be remembered everytime when Elvis announced his name on stage in concert recordings.
clp1093 wrote on July 09, 2010
Not only did he engineer all those great hits, for Elvis and others. His was the final word on RCA Studio B Nashville, one of the world's most iconic studios. We will not see his like again. Bill, RIP
Rusty wrote on July 10, 2010
so sad to hear this news ...........he was a genius .........the sound he got out of that room will live forever.
Erika Freiburger wrote on July 10, 2010
OMG,it's terrible news! Thank you Bill for the great soundboards you recorded (Opening & Closing Night 1970 etc.) and R.I.P. My condolences to the family. Love,Erika
GEORGE (GK) wrote on July 10, 2010
A true loss in the music world. Thankfully the music he recorded with Elvis, and others, will live on forever.
everett001 wrote on July 11, 2010
He was the best! He contributed very much to the music world. He will be missed. I'm sure he will be missed by the recording industry; as well as his family and friends.