Remembering the legendary producer through his work behind the boards
This horrid, horrid virus continues to tear it’s way through the hearts of the music community with the passing of New York super producer Hal Willner, gone at age 64.
Blake Zidell, Hal’s longtime publicist, said Willner had symptoms consistent with those caused by the coronavirus, but he had not been diagnosed with the virus.
Willner had been one of the key component of Saturday Night Live’s music department since 1980, selecting the songs that would appear on skits. He also
Willner had selected music for skits on “Saturday Night Live” since 1980. He produced albums for Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull, Leon Redbone, The Neville Brothers, Gavin Friday, Laurie Anderson and so many others.
He produced Sonic Youth’s Goo and Lulu, too. Joe Piscopo’s New Jersey, The Carl Stalling Project…so much music.