Lou Adler

A legendary figure in the California music industry during the 1960s and 1970s, Lou Adler produced some of the most successful acts of the period, including the Mamas and the Papas, Carole King, Cheech and Chong, and ... Read more »
Born: 12/12/1933 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Music (13)

Inherent Vice 2014 (Movie)

("(What A) Wonderful World") (Song)

Monterey 40 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Music Producer

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

("(What a) Wonderful World") (Song)

The Crew 2000 (Movie)

("Bim Bam") (Song)

Wild Things 1998 (Movie)

("The Poor Side of Town") (Song Performer)

Wild Things 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

song producer("Basketball Jones") (Song)

Murphy's Romance 1985 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Witness 1985 (Movie)

("(What a) Wonderful World") (Song)

Breathless 1983 (Movie)

("(What a) Wonderful World") (Song)

The Lords of Discipline 1983 (Movie)

("(What a) Wonderful World") (Song)

National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 (Movie)

("(What a) Wonderful World") (Song)

Really Rosie: Starring the Nutshell Kids 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music Producer
Producer (7)

Cheech and Chong's Smokin' Animated Movie 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

American Me 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shock Treatment 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Brewster McCloud 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

festival producer (Producer)
Actor (5)

The Wrecking Crew 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

a/k/a Tommy Chong 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Director (2)

Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A legendary figure in the California music industry during the 1960s and 1970s, Lou Adler produced some of the most successful acts of the period, including the Mamas and the Papas, Carole King, Cheech and Chong, and Jan and Dean. Initially a songwriter for Sam Cooke, among others, he discovered the Mamas and the Papas through his own label, Dunhill Records. Their string of hits allowed him to co-produce the groundbreaking Monterey International Pop Festival, which introduced American audiences to the likes of the Who, Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix. Adler formed Ode Records in the late '60s, and scored a giant hit with Tapestry (1972) by former songwriter Carole King, as well as a cult phenomenon with "The Rocky Horror Show," a gender-bending British musical he later adapted as the seminal cult film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975). After directing Cheech and Chong's debut film, "Up in Smoke," he moved away from the entertainment business, focusing on charitable organizations while serving as one of the industry's most knowledgeable sounding boards. His vast collection of Top 10 hits and million-selling albums made Lou Adler one of the most accomplished figures in modern pop music.

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