Tony Peluso

Real Name:
Antonio ("Tony") Francesco Raphael Peluso
Profile:
Multi-instrumentalist, writer, and Motown and Latin music producer (winner of four Grammy awards).

Born March 28, 1950, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died June 5, 2010, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Began his career as a founding member and lead guitarist of Los Angeles-based psychedelic rock band The Abstracts in high school. In 1971, his group Instant Joy, a backing band for Mark Lindsay, opened for The Carpenters. Played lead guitar for Carpenters, both on tour and on many studio recordings, perhaps most notably the fuzz guitar solo on "Goodbye To Love." He also voiced the role of the DJ on side 2 of their "Now & Then" album, a role that he later reprised on "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day)." He co-produced dozens of records for artists such as Smokey Robinson, Temptations, the The Four Tops and Michael Jackson. During the '80s and '90s, he produced and or engineered albums for artists such as Kenny Loggins, Seals & Crofts, Apollonia, Animotion, Stephanie Mills, Fixx, Dave Koz, and Boyz II Men with Selena.
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Remix

ZT 40274 Break The Ice — Tony Peluso Michael Lovesmith Michael Lovesmith - Break The Ice Motown ZT 40274 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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837 362-1 1969 - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — Tony Peluso Various Get Together Various - 1969 - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Comp) Polydor 837 362-1 Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-3291 Since I Fell For You — Tony Peluso Apollonia Apollonia - Since I Fell For You (Single) Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-3291 US 1988 Sell This Version
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925 825-1 Apollonia — Tony Peluso Apollonia Since I Fell For You and 1 more… Apollonia - Apollonia (Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 825-1 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
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CD45-1454 No One Has To Cry — Tony Peluso The Fixx No One Has To Cry The Fixx - No One Has To Cry(CD, Single, Promo) Impact Records (3) CD45-1454 US 1991 Sell This Version
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103-0346 How Much Is Enough — Tony Peluso The Fixx All Is Fair / Crucified (Medley) The Fixx - How Much Is Enough (Single) Impact American 103-0346 Ecuador 1991 Sell This Version
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MCDO6250MD The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson — Tony Peluso Michael Jackson Melodie Michael Jackson - The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson(CD, Comp) Motown MCDO6250MD US 1992 Sell This Version
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724352 053841 Strange Foreign Beauty - Greatest Hits Vol. 2 — Tony Peluso Michael Learns To Rock The Actor (Remixed By Tony Peluso) Michael Learns To Rock - Strange Foreign Beauty - Greatest Hits Vol. 2(Cass, Comp) EMI 724352 053841 United Arab Emirates 1999 Sell This Version
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MAXIMUM013 Maximum Jackson — Tony Peluso Michael Jackson To Make My Father Proud [1984 Overdubbed Version] Michael Jackson - Maximum Jackson(14xCD, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) Franlain Music MAXIMUM013 China 2016 Sell This Version
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Vocals

AMLH 63519, 86903 IT Now & Then — Tony Peluso Carpenters Carpenters - Now & Then (Album) A&M Records AMLH 63519, 86903 IT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
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AMLK 64703 Passage — Tony Peluso Carpenters Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day) Carpenters - Passage(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records AMLK 64703 Europe 1977 Sell This Version
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BSK 3163 Takin' It Easy — Tony Peluso Seals & Crofts Seals & Crofts - Takin' It Easy (Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3163 US 1978 Sell This Version
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MCA-5240 Amy Wooley — Tony Peluso Amy Wooley Amy Wooley - Amy Wooley (Album) MCA Records MCA-5240 US 1981 Sell This Version
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SPBO-60143 Farewell My Summer Love = Adiós Amor De Verano — Tony Peluso Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Farewell My Summer Love = Adiós Amor De Verano(7", Single) Motown SPBO-60143 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
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314 512 719-2 Lauren Christy — Tony Peluso Lauren Christy Meet Me In America Lauren Christy - Lauren Christy (Album) Mercury 314 512 719-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
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540 251-2 Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Collection — Tony Peluso Carpenters Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft Carpenters - Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Collection (Comp) A&M Records 540 251-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
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069 493 416-2 The Essential Collection (1965 - 1997) — Tony Peluso Carpenters Oldies Medley and 1 more… Carpenters - The Essential Collection (1965 - 1997) (Comp) A&M Records, Chronicles, UMe 069 493 416-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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B0003260-00 Carpenters Gold — Tony Peluso Carpenters Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day) Carpenters - Carpenters Gold (Comp) A&M Records, Chronicles B0003260-00 US 2004 Sell This Version
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Instruments & Performance

SD 6002, 6002 The Abstracts — Tony Peluso The Abstracts The Abstracts - The Abstracts (Album) Pompeii Records SD 6002, 6002 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SD 6002 The Abstracts — Tony Peluso The Abstracts The Abstracts - The Abstracts(LP, Album, Promo, PR ) Pompeii Records SD 6002 US 1968 Sell This Version
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ELD 2123 A Song For You — Tony Peluso Carpenters Carpenters - A Song For You (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records ELD 2123 Peru 1972 Sell This Version
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AML-135 A Song For You — Tony Peluso Carpenters Carpenters - A Song For You(LP, Album) A&M Records AML-135 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
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MS 2087 Barbara Keith — Tony Peluso Barbara Keith All Along The Watchtower Barbara Keith - Barbara Keith (Album) Reprise Records MS 2087 US 1973 Sell This Version
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AMLH 63519, 86903 IT Now & Then — Tony Peluso Carpenters Carpenters - Now & Then (Album) A&M Records AMLH 63519, 86903 IT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
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SOPL 237 Dalton & Dubarri — Tony Peluso Dalton & Dubarri Dalton & Dubarri - Dalton & Dubarri (Album) Columbia SOPL 237 Japan 1973 Sell This Version