Brian Levi

February 26, 1954 - November 13, 2012

Born in Dallas, Texas on February 26, 1954, Brian Harris Levi entered eternity November 13, 2012. He lived a joyous life of music, fun and friends. Brian's legacy as a sound engineer led him from Texas to Santa Monica in the 1970's to pursue his dream of creating one of the best audio recording studios on earth... Clear Lake Audio, in North Hollywood.

More than 25 years ago, Brian literally built Clear Lake with his own hands; but most of all, with his heart. As one of the most talented recording engineers of all time, Brian's unparalleled ability to hear and produce GREAT music remains with us today in his many recordings including Dwight Yoakim's "Guitars and Cadillacs" - a Platinum album. Brian excelled in producing music and worked with the best musicians.

He loved his dogs including China, Chewy and Pee Wee. Brian also enjoyed model airplanes. It was Brian's final wish to provide the best music technology for sick children so he left everything to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Brian is predeceased by parents, Charles Levi Jr and Bernardine Levi.

A private celebration of his life will be February 10th, and a private burial at sea at Molokini, Maui, Hawaii, will be February 26th, his 59th birthday. Donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Brian Levi's name online at

Published in Los Angeles Daily News from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2013