Albhy Galuten (born December 27, 1947) is an American technology executive and futurist, Grammy Award-winning record producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and conductor. He has numerous inventions and has produced 18 number 1 singles with songs and albums selling over 100,000,000 copies. He has won two Grammy Awards, a Dramalogue award and a BMI award. He also teamed up with Barry Gibb and Karl Richardson under the name Gibb-Galuten-Richardson.
Singles include 13 number ones in the US:
- "You Should Be Dancing" Bee Gees
- "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" Andy Gibb
- "How Deep Is Your Love" Bee Gees
- "Stayin' Alive" Bee Gees
- "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" Andy Gibb
- "Night Fever" Bee Gees
- "Shadow Dancing" Andy Gibb
- "Grease" Frankie Valli
- "Too Much Heaven" Bee Gees
- "Tragedy" Bee Gees
- "Love You Inside Out" Bee Gees
- "Woman in Love" Barbra Streisand
- "Islands in the Stream" Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
Other hit singles include Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Eric Clapton), Love So Right (Bee Gees), Guilty (Barbra Streisand), What Kind of Fool (Barbra Streisand), Emotion (Samantha Sang), I Can’t Help It (Olivia Newton-John & Andy Gibb), Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick), Chain Reaction (Diana Ross), Eaten Alive (Diana Ross), Eyes That See In the Dark (Kenny Rogers)
Galuten's record productions include the soundtracks Saturday Night Fever, the theme song "Grease" and albums for Jellyfish, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand (Guilty), Dionne Warwick (Heartbreaker), Andy Gibb, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Samantha Sang, Diana Ross, Eric Clapton,`Jesse Ed Davis, Titanic Love Affair and the Bee Gees.
Galuten also contributed playing or orchestration skills to recording artists Wishbone Ash, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Eagles, Kenny Loggins, Petula Clark and No Doubt (director of paradigm). He is also credited with playing the first synthesizer in reggae.
He is currently a technology executive at Sony and has been an executive at Universal Music Group (Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology) and Ion (Vice President, New Technology). In his various roles as a technology executive Galuten has filed patents, developed corporate technology strategy, negotiated technology deals and worked in the development of standards including the Content Reference Forum (Chairman) and the Coral Consortium (Vice President).
As an inventor, Galuten is noted for having created the first commercial drum loop ("Stayin' Alive", Bee Gees), the enhanced CD and has numerous patents issued or pending on content distribution and resolution, customer care, User Interface design and next generation epidemiology using large scale networked data.
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