Keith Olsen was a legendary rock music producer who produced hit records for many artists including Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Foreigner, Scorpions, and others. Olsen started as the bass player in the band the Music Machine and later became a producer at Sound City Studio in Los Angeles. Olsen produced the 1973 album “Buckingham Nicks” which would lead the pair to an introduction through Olsen to Mick Fleetwood who asked the pair to join his band and he produced their first album together which featured “Rhiannon.” Olsen produced Foreigner’s “Double Vision,” Scorpions “Crazy World,” Rick Springfield’s “Working Class Dog,” and Pat Benatar’s smash hit album “Crimes of Passion.”
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Published by The Providence Journal on Mar. 10, 2020.