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Alan Shacklock

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Instruments  Guitar
Name  Alan Shacklock
Labels  Various
Education  Royal Academy of Music

Associated acts  Babe Ruth
Music group  Babe Ruth
Genres  Pop music, Rock music
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Born  20 June 1950 London, England (1950-06-20)
Occupation(s)  Record producer Songwriter Guitarist
Role  Musician ·
Albums  First Base, Que Pasa, Babe Ruth Greatest Hits
Similar People  Bernie Marsden, John Glascock, Babe Ruth, Mick Taylor, Roger Daltrey

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Alan Shacklock (born 20 June 1950) is an English musician, composer, arranger and recording producer who currently lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. His song "The Mexican" is considered influential in the early development of b-boying and hip-hop culture.


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Life and career

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Alan Shacklock was born in London and began playing guitar as a child, first playing with the band The Juniors with The Rolling Stones' guitarist Mick Taylor and Jethro Tull bassist John Glascock and then with Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds. He later completed classical guitar and lute studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating with a master's degree in music.

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In 1969 Shacklock played in a band called The Gods, and in 1971 formed the British band Babe Ruth. He worked as the band's songwriter and producer from 1971–75, and then left the band to work as a solo songwriter and record producer. He has received three nominations for Grammy awards and has produced a number of silver, gold and platinum recordings for artists including Mike Oldfield, Bonnie Tyler, Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds), Meat Loaf, The Alarm, Roger Daltrey (of The Who), JoBoxers and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Shacklock has also produced music for films including Quicksilver (starring Kevin Bacon), Doc Hollywood (starring Michael J. Fox) and Buddy's Song (starring Chesney Hawkes and Roger Daltrey). He composed original scores for the BBC/PBS wildlife documentaries Puffins and One Man's Island for The Natural World. The scores were performed by the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, and premiered at the Royal Festival Hall in London. In 1994 Shacklock also composed the original score for the FIFA World Cup. With Sir George Martin, he was a founder of the British Record Producers Guild.

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The band Babe Ruth reunited in 2006 and produced a new album of songs written by Shacklock, followed by concert dates in 2010.


Alan Shacklock received EMI's Songwriter of the Year award for the #1 hit "True Believers" released in 1995 by Christian artist Phil Keaggy.


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