Tony Peluso

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Multi-instrumentalist, writer and Motown and Latin music producer (4 Grammy awards).

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

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 which 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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Instruments & Performance

Tony Peluso - Reflections album art Carpenters Carpenters - Reflections (Comp) Spectrum Music (2), A&M Records UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Live At Budokan 1974 album art Carpenters Carpenters - Live At Budokan 1974 PolyGram Video Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor album art Richard Carpenter Richard Carpenter - Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor (Album) Polydor, A&M Records Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Singles 1969-1981 album art Carpenters I Won't Last A Day Without You and 8 more… Carpenters - Singles 1969-1981 (Comp) A&M Records Europe 1999 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - As Time Goes By album art Carpenters Hits Medley '76 and 2 more… Carpenters - As Time Goes By (Album) A&M Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Carpenters Gold - 35th Anniversary Edition album art Carpenters Make Believe It's Your First Time and 1 more… Carpenters - Carpenters Gold - 35th Anniversary Edition (Comp) A&M Records US 2004 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - The Essential Collection (1965 - 1997) album art Carpenters I Won't Last A Day Without You and 22 more… Carpenters - The Essential Collection (1965 - 1997) (Comp) A&M Records, Chronicles US 2002 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Sino album art Café Tacvba* Café Tacvba* - Sino (Album) Universal Music Group Mexico 2007 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

SD 6002 Tony Peluso - The Abstracts album art The Abstracts The Abstracts - The Abstracts(LP, Album) Pompeii Records SD 6002 US 1968 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Horizon album art Carpenters Happy Carpenters - Horizon (Album) A&M Records Europe 1975 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Only Yesterday album art Carpenters Happy (as T. Peluso) Carpenters - Only Yesterday (Single) A&M Records South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
1677-S, AM-1677 Tony Peluso - Only Yesterday / Happy album art Carpenters Happy Carpenters - Only Yesterday / Happy(7", Single) A&M Records, A&M Records 1677-S, AM-1677 US 1975 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - The Carpenters Collection album art Carpenters Happy Carpenters - The Carpenters Collection (Comp) AHED Canada 1976 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Voice Of The Heart album art Carpenters Sailing On The Tide Carpenters - Voice Of The Heart (Album) A&M Records Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Smoke Signals album art Smokey Robinson Be Kind To The Growing Mind and 2 more… Smokey Robinson - Smoke Signals (Album) Tamla US 1986 Sell This Version
Stacy Lattisaw The Hard Way and 2 more… Stacy Lattisaw - Take Me All The Way (Album) RCA, Motown Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
1839TF Tony Peluso - Sleepless Nights album art Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson - Sleepless Nights(7", Single, Promo) Motown 1839TF US 1986 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - New Monkees album art New Monkees Whatever It Takes and 2 more… New Monkees - New Monkees (Album) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Don't Give Up Your Day Job album art Jack Wagner It's What We Don't Say Jack Wagner - Don't Give Up Your Day Job (Album) Qwest Records, Qwest Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - X2 album art Times Two Only My Pillow Knows (For Sure) and 2 more… Times Two - X2 (Album) Reprise Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Apollonia album art Apollonia Synchronize and 1 more… Apollonia - Apollonia (Album) Warner Bros. Records Europe 1988 Sell This Version
ARCD-8492 Tony Peluso - Indestructible album art Four Tops Let's Jam Four Tops - Indestructible(CD, Album) Arista ARCD-8492 US 1988 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Animotion album art Animotion Animotion - Animotion (Album) Polydor Canada 1989 Sell This Version
Tony Peluso - Joy album art Joy (9) Joy (9) - Joy (Album) Polydor South Korea 1989 Sell This Version
DPRO-79890 Tony Peluso - Nothing But The Radio On album art Dave Koz Dave Koz - Nothing But The Radio On(CD, Single, Promo) Capitol Records DPRO-79890 US 1990 Sell This Version