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Steve Douglas

Induction category: Sideman


The unmistakable sound of Steve Douglas’ honking saxophone can be heard on countless recordings by the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Duane Eddy and others. Among the most in-demand West Coast sessionmen, Douglas was a key player in producer Phil Spector’s “Wrecking Crew,” the collective of sideman that Spector used on virtually all his sessions. Douglas played sax and percussion on most of Spector’s early-1960s productions, including all of the Ronettes’ and Crystals’ recordings and such epic singles as Ike and Tina Turner’s “River Deep - Mountain High” and the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” He played on every Beach Boys album ...

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