Jimmy Iovine

Active - 2002 - 2017  |   Born - Mar 11, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Music, Comedy Drama, Sports & Recreation, Comedy

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  • Son of a Brooklyn longshoreman.
  • Chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records.
  • Started in the music biz as a recording engineer in the 1970s with such artists as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Meat Loaf.
  • Produced Patti Smith's classic 1978 album Easter and went on to helm albums by Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger, Dire Straits, U2 and the Pretenders.
  • Founded Interscope Records in 1989.
  • Partnered with Death Row Records to release albums by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
  • Introduced Dr. Dre to an unsigned rapper named Eminem.
  • Oversaw Interscope's work with No Doubt, Limp Bizkit and Nine Inch Nails, among others.